Athletes and Soldiers: Link to CTE


The consequences of multiple concussions in athletes, such as pro-football and hockey players, has been the subject of research and has been noted to be a factor in death of athletes who show signs of CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Further study from the Boston center has now linked CTE to veterans who have multiple concussions from blast injuries. The implications from this link are significant with the high number of soldiers who have “mild” TBI and the unknown number of veterans who have not yet been diagnosed with brain injury but are showing the psychological, cognitive and behavioral symptoms associated with TBI.

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Tag Lines: CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, mild Traumatic Brain Injury, multiple concussions


About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.
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