December 9, 2022


Its all about the Health

BrainSPORT Podcast: Concussions in women’s soccer part A

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Adel sits down for a conversation on Concussions in Women’s Soccer with Sofia Chambers, former captain of the University of Oregon Women’s Soccer team and Dr. Meeryo Choe, Concussion expert and Assistant Director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program.

The group discusses Sofia’s soccer career and her prior experience with concussions, which eventually led to her team’s medical staff recommending medical retirement. She then reached out to the UCLA BrainSPORT Program for a second opinion. The group discusses her case, the consideration of concussion related medical retirement, and the unspecific nature of concussion related symptoms.

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00:00 – Intro
01:00 – Sofia’s early soccer career
04:10 – Sofia’s first concussion
06:28 – Concussion knowledge and education in Sofia’s youth soccer teams
8:35 – Inequity in Concussion care between gender sports
09:12 – University of Oregon March Madness Incident
12:06 – Women’s High School soccer vs Club soccer participation
17:30 – Sofia’s college career and concussion experience at University of Oregon
20:21 – Sofia is told she will be medically retired due to her concussions
25:51 – Sofia’s sees the UCLA BrainSPORT team
28:01 – Dr. Choe’s considerations for Concussion related medical retirement
32:54 – Migraines vs Concussions
34:30 – Results of Sofia’s visit with the UCLA BrainSPORT team

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