“Concussionology” -- The Season’s Ideal Coach Companion

September 15, 2015 -- Dr. Harry Kerasidis book is available online now. Help us reach our goal of getting 10,000 books sold by Christmas 2016!

Neurologist, and co-Founder of XLNTbrain LLC Harry Kerasidis, MD has something for every coach this Fall/Winter sports season: His new book, “Concussionology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management for All Levels.” Available online here.

When athlete goes down or wobbles to their feet, coaches need to be armed with the right guidance because a life could be at stake. Dr.Kerasidis provides an overview with simplified protocols, brain details that impact concussion care, as well as recommendations to exceed minimum standards.

After treating thousands of concussions, including sports teams on every level, Dr. Kerasidis bring his experience in one packaged book and e-book, that even medical professionals will appreciate.

“One of the goals is just get everyone using the same language and establish a groundwork for communicating the important items,” said Dr. Kerasidis, who also blogs for PsychologyToday.com. “Every coach should grab a copy right along with their whistle, and a smartphone so they can access the Sideline Assessment on XLNTbrain Mobile-App. It’s virtually fake-proof.”

In “Concussionology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management for All Levels:”

  • Brain Anatomy Basics
  • Brain Sprain: What is a concussion?
  • How to Detect a Concussion
  • The Most Important Decision in Sports
  • Return-to-Play is Progressive
  • The Future of Sports Concussions And more

Preliminary reviews have garnered attention of the TEAM USA Hockey and Lacrosse organizations, including this one.

“Cognitive neurologist Harry Kerasidis has presented a full, all inclusive approach to the management of sports related concussions, as well a program for brain health, in his book "Concussionology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management For All Levels." Dr. Kerasidis, also called the Brain Doctor, a well deserved title for the time and efforts he has put forth in developing his concussion management programs, leads us through the basics of brain anatomy and function and what happens when a "brain sprain" occurs. Citing scientific studies, Dr. Kerasidis presents data for the management of concussions, debunking some of the myths that have accumulated over the past fifty years. He has suggested some basics ideas on the handling of concussions, as well as improving the concussed athlete's chances for returning to participation in sports, as well as everyday life, with a well functioning brain. While Dr. Kerasidis program refers to sports concussions, brain trauma and cognitive impairment occurs in non-athletes as well, and his program for rehabilitation and recovery can be applied to these individuals. His book cites many references and websites for the reader to examine each topic and question in depth. This book will provide experts as well as budding "concussionologists" with a wealth of material.”

— Dr. Alan Ashare, USA Hockey Dr. Alan Ashare has been an advocate for safety in sports for over three decades. Starting the "Head Up, Don't Duck" Program in ice hockey in 1995 to decrease the risk for catastrophic paralyzingly neck injuries. He serves on the Board of Directors of USA Hockey and is active in sports medicine committees for Massachusetts high schools and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is active in helping to develop standards for sports safety equipment with the American Society for Testing and Materials, and has organized multiple ASTM international conferences on sports safety. He is a coauthor with Bill and Katharine White of the book "Winning the War Against Concussions in Youth Sports."

About the Author

Harry Kerasidis, M.D. is the founder and medical director for the sports concussion management platform XLNTbrain, LLC, based in Maryland. He is also the founder of Chesapeake Neurology Associates in Prince Frederick, Maryland and serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Neuroscience, Sleep Disorders Center and Stroke Center at Calvert Memorial Hospital. His new book, “Concussionology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management For All Levels” is available now online. Special offers available by signing up here.