XLNTBRAIN PROUDLY ANNOUNCES...Medical Advisor Dr. Alan Ashare, and Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer Adam Thomas establish new initiative to study concussion protocol implementation, advise on best practices
TODAY ON NEWSWIRE — Two distinguished concussion experts, Dr. Alan Ashare and Adam Thomas, have joined the XLNTbrain LLC Science Advisory Board to study concussion protocol implementation and advise the company on advancing concussion best practices at all levels of sport. Dr. Ashare, a long-time sports concussion safety advocate, also serves on the Board of Directors of USA Hockey. Thomas, a noted physical therapist and athletic trainer for amateur and professional athletes, is currently a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer for the Boston Red Sox and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Northeastern University.
Led by Harry Kerasidis, MD, a neurologist and co-Founder of XLNTbrain, the new Science Advisory Board Members will play important roles advancing concussion research with the online and mobile platform of XLNTbrain Sport™.
“Dr. Ashare and Mr. Thomas bring expertise from the science world to the playing field,” said Dr. Kerasidis, who designed XLNTbrain Sport after treating thousands of concussions in his 25-year medical career. “These guys are superstars in the field and we are thrilled they are going to be helping us improve concussion management to our diverse stakeholders.”
Dr. Alan Ashare started the "Head Up, Don't Duck" Program in ice hockey in 1995 to decrease the risk for catastrophic neck injuries. In addition to serving on the Board for XLNTbrain and USA Hockey, he is active in sports medicine committees for Massachusetts high schools and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is a coauthor with Bill and Katharine White of the book "Winning the War Against Concussions in Youth Sports."
Adam C. Thomas PT, DPT, SCS, ATC is a physical therapist and athletic trainer for the Major League baseball team Boston Red Sox as well as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences. He was previously Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for the Boston Cannons Professional Lacrosse Team and Team USA Outdoor and Indoor Lacrosse. Thomas is a board certified sports clinical specialist and member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainer Association.
“I have been researching various different sub-topics regarding concussion and concussion management over the past five years, and am excited to collaborate with XLNTbrain and share my knowledge and clinical background to help bring this product to many more people,” said Thomas.
XLNTbrain Sport™ incorporates many of the best practices outlined in numerous medical and sports-related organizations like National Athletic Trainers Association, and the American Academy of Neurology. XLNTbrain Sport includes the following concussion tests and tools, integrated into one online and mobile platform:
- Video education that helps athletes and teams comply with state laws
- Neuro-cognitive baseline testing that includes an emotional reactivity measurement
- Balance testing at baseline, time of injury, and through recovery
- Smartphone mobile sideline assessment app
- Return-to-play recovery protocol
- Automated reporting to designated medical personnel (EHR-capable)
XLNTbrain LLC helps prevent and detect concussions and guide athletes safely back to normal activity and gameplay. Designed by neurologist Harry Kerasidis, MD, XLNTbrain Sport™ is a subscription-based, online and mobile concussion protocol available for youth sports through professional ranks. XLNTbrain is a proud sponsor of MomsTEAM Institute and SmartTeams™.