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    OMSI Science Pub:  Concussions

    OMSI Science Pub: Concussions

    Thu, May 10, 2018

    Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

    This event is all ages

    OMSI Science Pub: Concussions
    OMSI Science Pub:  Concussions
    Post-Concussion: Does Return-to-Activity Impact Recovery?

    With Li-Shan Chou, PhD, Professor and Department Head of the Department of Human Physiology and Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the University of Oregon

    May 10, 2018 | 6:30-8:30PM; Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation

    The relative re-injury risk for individuals who have sustained a concussion has been reported to be almost 6 times greater than those with no history of concussion. However, the factors, which contribute to this increased risk, are not clearly understood. Hence, the clinical decision of when to allow individuals to return to pre-injury levels of activity remains among the most difficult decisions in sports medicine.

    The ability to effectively execute motor tasks under conditions of divided attention is an important element for successful sport performance. In this talk, Dr. Chou will discuss research findings from his laboratory on how returning to pre-injury levels of physical activity affects recovery of balance control during walking, cognitive function, and symptom severity.

    Li-Shan Chou, Ph.D., is a professor and Department Head in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. He directs the Motion Analysis Laboratory, and his research falls under general areas related to biomechanics and motor control of human movement, with focuses on the investigation of mobility impairments associated with ageing, musculoskeletal diseases or injuries, and traumatic brain injury.

    Science Pub Eugene is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.
    Venue Information:
    Whirled Pies
    199 W. 8th
    Eugene, OR, 97401