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Falcons RB Devonta Freeman in concussion protocol-Dr. Protopapas

Dr. Thomas Protopapas

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Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is in the concussion protocol. RTP is frequently a 5 step program according to The Sports Concussion Institute:

1: Rest until medical clearance

2: Light aerobic exercise to increase heart rate.

3: Non-impact moderate activity sports-specific exercise

4: Heavy non-contact drills, including resistance training

5: Full contact practice. If symptom-free, then return to normal training

 

 

Thomas Protopapas, PT, DPT, CES, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He received his Doctorate from Touro College, where he graduated with Academic Excellence and earned the prestigious Maimonides award. Tom currently practices in Westchester, NY, where he is a Clinical Director at JAG Physical Therapy, a high level outpatient orthopedic clinic, well-respected throughout NY and NJ. He has been a teaching assistant at DPT programs at Dominican College and Touro college, where he helped teach therapeutic exercise and soft tissue techniques.

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