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John Leddy, M.D.- WGR 550 radio interview on the Sabres Hockey Hotline with Kevin Sylvester and former Sabre Andrew Peters

Concussion Clinic Highlighted on the Discovery Channel - Apple Quicktime
Concussion Clinic Highlighted on the Discovery Channel - Windows Media Player

This video is an excerpt from the “Daily Planet” on the Discovery Channel. The program was devoted to the latest research and treatment for concussion, and this segment describes the treatment approach used at the University at Buffalo Concussion Clinic. Unfortunately, clinic director John Leddy, M.D. was not available the day of the shoot, and his absence is noteworthy. Also, please note that some of the equipment used in the treadmill assessment process, such as the respirator, is only used during research.

Video 1 - Example of a patient with physiologic PCS who experiences a symptom-limited threshold at a relatively low exercise intensity
Video 2 - Example of a patient who experiences an exercise-induced headache but does not have physiologic PCS
Video 3 - Example of a patient who experiences a symptom-limited threshold at a relatively high exercise intensity
Video 4 - Example of a patient who experiences a symptom-limited threshold at a relatively high exercise intensity

Exercise Stress Testing as a Valid Indicator of Concussion Recovery in Adolescents
April, 2012 - UBOSM Primary Care physician Scott Darling, M.D. presented a poster at the 21st Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia
Niagara Falls Reporter Article - ImPACT Concussion Testing
ImPACT, the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing program
"A Preliminary Study of Subsymptom Threshold Exercise Training for Refractory Post-Concussion Syndrome"
- Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine - January, 2010
Jean Rickerson - Founder, Editor at www.sportsconcussions.org
UB Feature Stories - "Fourth and One"
Pioneering Research at UB Concussion Clinic helps Football Player make Tough Choice
UB Develops Return-to-Play Test for Athletes with Concussion
Currently no standardized method exists to assess when the time is right. It is usually a judgment call made by team physicians. The treadmill test devised by UB concussion specialists in the Department of Orthopedics could change that by providing a systematic approach to evaluate readiness.
Spring 2011 Buffalo Physician - "Exercised about Concussions"
Contrary to the conventional wisdom, researchers at the Concussion Clinic have discovered that a program of progressive exercise—developed individually for each participant and performed at levels just below the onset of symptoms— is safe for PCS patients and can relieve nearly all their symptoms.
WGR550 Sports Radio Interview - Tony Surace, Director of Sports Medicine at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Emergency Department Head Injury Discharge Form - Brain Injury, 2006, 1–6, preview article
New York Times article quotes Dr. Willer - After Lost Season, Sabre Returns for Cup Run - April, 2007
Buffalo News article on the Concussion Clinic
Sabres’ center among patients who find adding exercise to recovery regimen seems to speed healing from injuries - April, 2007
"Sportsnet Connected" - UB's Post Concussion Syndrome Treatment Program
News Release - Specialized Exercise Regimen Shown to Relieve Prolonged Concussion Symptoms
University at Buffalo researchers are the first to show that a controlled individualized exercise training program can bring athletes and others suffering with post-concussion syndrome (PCS) back to the playing field or to their daily activities. - January 2010
A patient who participated in the Concussion Clinic program - UB's pioneering treatment for post-concussion syndrome - January, 2010