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December 20, 2015

Presentation: A 16 year-old high school hockey player presented with headaches and dizziness following a prior mild traumatic brain injury while playing hockey. The patient was evaluated diagnostically by the use of dynamic posturography. Dynamic posturography is a non-invasive specialized clinical assessment that quantifies how well the patient is able to maintain balance and posture. The assessment includes balance tests on pe...

December 16, 2015

This 24 year-old professional hockey player presented to Plasticity Brain Centers after sustaining two head injuries while playing hockey. His primary complaints were anxiety, difficulty with concentration, and balance issues. 

Dr. Antonucci performed an examination and observed an abnormal vestibular-ocular tilt reflex, a 29 beat-per-minute increase in heart rate from a laying position to standing. This heart rate accelerat...

December 11, 2015

A 20 year-old male, professional hockey player presented for examination with complaints of headache, fogginess, fatigue, instability, and decreased performance in his sport. He denied vertigo or lightheadedness. Upon physical examination, he did not have resting nystagmus or positional nystagmus. His gait mechanics were aberrant with a subtle left lateral-deviation and adduction of his left arm during the mid-swing phase of gai...

December 9, 2015

This 18 year-old, male, high school hockey player, had a history of 7 documented concussions, and presented with symptoms of headache, "brain fog", and lethargy. His examination and neurological assessment revealed that he had a moderately deficient score on the Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC), processing speed, and reaction time. 

Dr. Antonucci and his team at Plasticity Brain Centers implemented a 4-day intensive, i...

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