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Active Voice: Testing for Neuromechanical Deficiencies in Elite Athletes with History of Concussion

from By Gary B. Wilkerson, Ed.D., ATC, FNATA, and Dustin Nabhan, D.C., DACBSP®, FACSM

Gary B. Wilkerson, Ed.D., ATC, FNATA Dustin Nabhan, D.C., DACBSP®, FACSM
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily represent positions or policies of ACSM.

Gary Wilkerson, Ed.D., ATC, FNATA, is a tenured professor in the Graduate Athletic Training Program of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an ACSM member, a fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a member of the Journal of Athletic Training editorial board and a member of the NATA Hall of Fame.

Dustin Nabhan, D.C., DACBSP®, FACSM, is the senior director of clinical research and multidisciplinary care for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). His primary responsibilities include direction of patient care at Olympic training centers in the US and management of research and injury prevention projects for the USOC. He is an ACSM fellow and a doctor of chiropractic with specialty certification in sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and musculoskeletal ultrasonography.

This commentary presents Dr. Wilkerson’s and Dr. Nabhan’s views on the topic of their research article which they coauthored with other colleagues. Their article was published in the September 2018 issue of
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE).

The authors have disclosed the following conflict of interest: G.B.W. has previously received a speaking honorarium and travel expense reimbursement from Dynavision International, and he has previously provided consulting services to Traq Global, Ltd. These two companies offer technologies and interactive testing and training programs, respectively, that may be employed in the evaluation and management of post-concussion injury and clinical management. more

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