Concussion and Early Return to Activity - 2/11
OHSU’s Dr. Jim Chesnutt is widely considered to be the leading concussion expert in Oregon. He will discuss how a concussion is diagnosed in the clinic, how to manage ongoing symptoms, and theories of exercise in concussion treatment protocols. Special attention will be given to the adolescent brain and development.
Library, 706 4th St., 7 pm
Dr. Chesnutt is Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. His special areas of focus are concussion management, fracture care, running injuries and other sports injuries. He earned a B.S. at Stanford University and a M.D. at OHSU.
A Portland native, Chesnutt earned a B.S. at Stanford University and a M.D. at OHSU. He is a board certified specialist in sports medicine and is the medical director of the March Wellness and Fitness Center. He lectures across Oregon and nationally on running and sports injuries, concussions, sports physicals and healthy eating and exercise.
Chesnutt serves as Co-Director of the Oregon Concussion Awareness and Management Program, Medical Advisor to the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) and is a member of the Governor's Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury. He plays electric bass and volunteers as a youth leader at his church.