The following post on concussions was sent to me from Dr. Raymond J. Petras, B.E., M.A., Ph.D., who is a highly regarded Sports Performance & Injury/Pain Management specialist, and has been developing new techniques for treating and healing concussion injuries. As head injuries are a common occurrence and conversation piece in hockey (and all sports) these days, it seems like a good fit. Enjoy.
Dear Mr. Cunning:
Concussions have been in the news a lot these days. You may be interested in this article.
The focus has been on education about concussions and tools for its diagnosis. Rest and Tylenol® seem to be the only treatments. My technique appears to be another option. It has quickly, safely eliminated the headaches, nausea and dizziness and improved concentration. Contact me for more information.
Link: A recently published article on Dr. Petras and safely relieving symptoms from a concussion.
How much benefit would it be for a team to have its best players available most of the time? What if an injured pitcher could come back safely, more quickly and at a high level of performance?
Once the medical team completes the diagnosis, prognosis and has the athlete on a treatment plan and schedule, I use eclectic techniques to help manage the athlete’s pain and injury. The athlete returns to play sooner and at a high level of performance.
Case 1-MLB Pitcher, Shoulder
During Cactus league spring training, a pitcher was referred to me by the team chiropractor. He had been in therapy for a shoulder injury, for approximately six months. He still had limited range of motion and was in a lot of pain. Using only mental techniques, in approximately 20 minutes, he was pain-free with complete range of motion.
Sports Performance & Non-invasive Injury/Pain Management
What I do, very effectively, is assist trainers, medical staff, athletes and coaches who have exhausted conventional, standard channels to enhance performance, safely speed healing and reduce pain from injuries [AZFoxTV10—Phoenix Suns use Alternative Therapies <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eau5SIpoTFc>]. My performance enhancement techniques have helped teams win championships and athletes advance on a world-class level. When all other avenues have failed, I have been able to effectively assist athletes with mental blocks inhibiting appropriate performance. Also, having an athlete mentally ready to return from an injury is misunderstood and often neglected. Why? Most staff members do not know how to answer the athlete’s question, “Will the ‘healed’ injury perform under game conditions?”
Case 2- Runner Injures First Baseman-Rapid Return
On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, a first baseman was knocked unconscious. He received a broken wrist, a concussion with amnesia and a cut in his eyelid and brow requiring stitches. While he was fielding a throw from the third baseman, the batter ran into him. Two days after his accident, June 25, I taught the first baseman visualization techniques to eliminate his pain and speed his healing. His pain immediately decreased. On June 29, the day before his appointment with an orthopedic physician, he had another session with me. During this session, he practiced visualization techniques to further speed his recovery.
The next day, June 30, exactly one week after his injuries, the athlete saw an orthopedic surgeon. His mother said that when the surgeon saw the X-ray, he asked if the injury was a year to one and a half years old. When told it was one week old, he could not believe it. The following week, two weeks after the wrist was broken, the orthopedic surgeon removed the player’s cast. He indicated that he had never removed a cast earlier than six weeks before. “It was amazing,” he said.
Case 3- Pitcher and Outfielder: Wrist & Shoulder
On Saturday (2/26/11), I worked with two college softball players, a pitcher and an outfielder, to prepare for their spring tour. Their AD/Coach asked if I could help with the players’ injuries. Both, under the care of the team trainer, had shoulder injuries with a lot of accompanying pain. The pitcher also had a painful wrist injury. After the initial session, which lasted approximately one hour each, neither experienced any pain. The trainer was amazed and pleased. Upon follow-up (four days later), neither felt any pain since the initial session. On Monday (2/28/11), the pitcher was strong, confident and able to pitch and do push-ups without any pain. By the way, the sessions were over the phone.
Out of State: Not a problem—Read these letters and article of reference at these links: Reference 1, Reference 2, Reference 3.
Dr. Raymond J. Petras, B.E., M.A., Ph.D.
Sports Performance & Injury/Pain Management
P.O. Box 5295
Scottsdale, AZ 85261-5295
http://YouTube.com, type in relief4u2, videos
“Give yourself permission to get better.” Dr. Raymond J. Petras