Double-boarded in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine and a bestselling author, Dr. Audrey Paul M.D. Ph.D. FACEP FAAP, shares with her readers, why outdated and substandard concussion management may be causing more harm than good. Her findings have launched her to the number one spot on the International Bestseller List. Her book, Concussion: Your Game Plan to Recovery was released on Amazon Kindle on December 19, 2019.
“It is vital that professionals, patients, and family members are aware of the effects of concussions and the best approaches to a smooth recovery,” said Dr. Paul. “My mission is to make concussions easy to understand and treat.”
Dr. Audrey Paul’s book, Concussion: Your Game Plan to Recovery, officially launched on December 19, 2019. Since these honors were bestowed upon Dr. Paul, she has been grateful that she has reached so many people. Her book has quickly reached the International Bestseller List and claimed the #1 spot on the category of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Paul has received an award from The Best-Selling Authors Association, honoring her achievement of being a #1 international best-selling author.
Her book offers ground-breaking treatment plans for concussion patients who need proper care. Dr. Paul was awarded a grant from the American College of Emergency Physicians to dive in and evaluate the current discharge procedure for concussion patients.
Dr. Paul has seen many patients with concussions who suffer for weeks or even months due to dated treatment recommendations. Dr. Paul has personally experienced frustration and confusion when her son was diagnosed with a concussion, and there was no well-defined treatment plan for his recovery.
Throughout her research, she discovered a few things that just didn’t add up. She found that old practices for discharging concussion patients are simply non-beneficial. Patients were being discharged with advice to “take it easy” and “relax, don’t over-exert yourself.” Current research has shown that a passive recovery path is the wrong one. Instead, concussions heal best through an active, targeted recovery path. Concussed patients should gradually begin light exercise as soon as tolerated instead of sleeping in a dark room. Patients who experience dizziness or difficulties with eye tracking can benefit from physical therapy.
About Dr. Audrey Paul:
Dr. Paul is a recognized expert in concussion diagnosis and management and now an International Bestseller. She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Harvard College and completed her medical school and residency training at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NYC. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at Columbia Presbyterian and is double-boarded in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine.