Sunday, Oct 4, 2015
Medical Nutrition Therapy
It's no surprise that concussion in sport is an area nutrition intervention plays an important role. With the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), the American Medical Society for Sports and Medicine (AMSSM) and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) all having position statements addressing sports-related concussion, RDNs must understand how to work with a multidisciplinary team to improve outcomes of these athletes. After discussing the pathophysiology and treatment of concussion, you will learn the nutrition interventions and supplementation protocols to allow for optimizing the athlete's return to play and minimizing post concussion symptoms.Planned with the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG
Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological mechanism and damaging effects of concussion
Explain the role of nutrition in an athlete's return to play after concussion
Recognize the benefits of a team approach for nutritional interventions that can help improve both short term and long term effects of concussion
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