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Beth Adams, M.ED LRC Joins the Retired Boxers Foundation Medical Advisory Board

[Simi Valley - July 3, 2006] The Retired Boxers Foundation is proud to add Beth Adams, M.Ed. LRC to the RBF Medical Advisory Board. In addition to the doctors already on the Medical Advisory Board, Beth brings an area of expertise that is vital to retired professional boxers who have suffered neurological damage as the result of their career in boxing: Cognitive rehabilitation..

Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos, the Founder and President of the Retired Boxers Foundation nows from first hand experience after nearly 300 amateur and professional fights: "Even a boxer can tell when things are not right. I experienced small tremors in my neck and my balance was horrible. In addition, I was aware that I had some problems that I now know are because of frontal lobe damage to my brain. I learned from experts that you can re-train the brain and develop ways to compensate. My balance is near normal, which is a huge relief. I want fighters to know that there is help--if you go to the doctor and he does an MRI, chances are, it will be normal. You go home scratching your head because you KNOW something is wrong. With the proper medical assessment, which includes the neuro work up and probably a neuro-psychiatric exam, you can pinpoint the damage and begin your recovery. Beth Adams is an expert on neuro trauma and help rehabilitate your ability to function even with brain injuries.

Beth A. Adams M.Ed LRC is a nationally recognized Neurotrauma Rehabilitation Specialist in the Boston area who provides specialized and individualized rehabilitation services to those who have sustained a concussion or traumatic brain injury.

Services offered in her practice are neurocognitive testing, cognitive rehabilitation, case management and resource identification, vocational rehabilitation, second impact syndrome awareness, return to play assistance, prevention, advocacy, life care planning assistance, outreach and overall concussion and brain injury education.

She has been in the brain injury field for over twenty years serving a multitude of clientele including children, adolescents, adults and athletes of all levels (Youth Sports, High School, NCAA, Professional Boxing, Professional Wrestling, NFL and NHL). Their injuries range from sports concussions and second impact syndrome to car accidents and slip and falls. In addition to the treatment of these injuries she also advocates for prevention and safety both on the playing field as well as on the road.

Beth A. Adams is on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Retired Boxers Foundation. She is also the Neurocognitive Assessment Specialist at the Brigham and Women Neurological Sports Injury Center. She is in private practice in Salem, Massachusetts and can be reached at (978) 741-0100. Her website is at http://www.concussionrehab.com/ When you call or email her, be sure to tell her that "Alex and the Retired Boxers Foundation told you to call!"

For more information on the Retired BOxers Foundation, please visit our site at www.retiredboxers.org. We have a great page on concussions and resources for retired boxers.

Article posted on 03.07.2006



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