Brain Injury Medicine for the 21st Century
Since 1991, the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services (CNS) has been providing comprehensive, patient-centered, medical services for individuals who have sustained brain injury as a result of trauma, stroke, infection or other causes.
Our experienced team of medical professionals offers an array of disease-modifying therapies for individuals who have sustained acquired brain injuries.
Dr. O testifies before Congress: On May 24, 2016, Dr. O'Shanick testified before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in support of the Youth Sports Concussion Act, HR 4460, sponsored by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. and Congressman Thomas J. Rooney, co-chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force. This bill would help ensure that safety standards for sports equipment are based on the latest science and curb false advertising claims made by manufacturers to increase protective sports gear sales. An extensive National Academy of Sciences report previously found a lack of scientific evidence that helmets and other protective devices designed for young athletes reduce concussion risk; however, some manufacturers continue to use false advertising claims that prevent athletes, parents and coaches from making informed safety decisions. In 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned nearly 20 sports equipment manufacturers that they might be making deceptive concussion prevention claims, but the FTC's actions thus far have not deterred companies from making these claims. The Youth Sports Concussion Act would empower the FTC to seek civil penalties in such cases. Stay tuned for more informationů.
Dr. O teaches state Department of Corrections Personnel: At the request of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Dr. O'Shanick developed and presented two workshops for Department of Corrections (DOC) personnel to improve their capacity for evaluation and management of individuals with brain injuries in their facilities. His workshop was part of the 3-day annual DOC Nurses Conference on May 27 and then at a separate workshop for DOC Probations personnel on June 10.
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On June 4, 2015, Dr. O'Shanick was a guest discussant on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show where the topic was Clark Elliott's book "The Ghost in My Brain" that describes his experiences following a concussion suffered in 1999.
An article written by Dr. O was published on line by MedPage Today on 07.26.2015 regarding olfactory (smell) assessment and its importance in TBI evaluation.