www.DrJoanny.com has released a potentially controversial review of Will Smith’s new movie, Concussion, bringing some cause for concern, as the review may upset neurologists who are medical doctors who are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
The 411 word review examines the high points and low points of the movie, in the pursuit of providing a clear view of the application of neuroscience, neuroplasticity and neuropsychology for anyone who is thinking twice of playing or allowing someone to play football or who is suffering now from Post-Concussion Syndrome. Causing controversy is typical for the website, where a certain element of the review is set to spark discontent amongst neurologists.
Below is a portion of the review, which neatly exemplifies the controversial element:
There’s this wonderful wealth of knowledge gained by research in neuroscience, neuropsychology and neuroplasticity. But it’s not being applied. The whole point is to find a solution to give people the results they want – to be well again. Not to name another disease. As things stand in modern medicine, so many suffer and they’re scared. Enough is enough!
A spokesperson for www.drjoanny.com, Dr. Joanny Liu, TCMD, RAc, PEng, says “Of course www.drjoanny.com never sets out to intentionally upset anybody. The aim of these reviews is first and foremost to expose the hopelessness in the current state of applied neurology.”
Identifying another disease is a waste of time. People want solutions. They want results. They want to know that medicine can help them. Putting another label on a problem is not what people want. People want to be well. They want their lives back. There’s a wonderful wealth of knowledge gained over the last 20 years by research in neuroscience, neuropsychology and neuroplasticity. But the best advice they’ve come up with is rest, both physically and cognitively. The other thing they say is exercise. But brain plasticity is the key to healing. They must teach people how to use the brain to heal the brain.
People can be taught how to change their psychological state that will alter the brain. This should be the purpose of studying neuropsychology. No one should get to the stage of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) if they just learn some simple but life-changing tools and strategies. The brain is an emotional organ. Neuropsychology coming from a new angle is the way to go. And for others who are arguing whether the disease is rare or not miss the point too. They should stop arguing and apply the science to make brains change for the better.
Dr. Joanny Liu says, “Although the review of Will Smith’s new movie, Concussion, might unsettle neurologists, our duty is to our readers. It’s critical to stay dedicated to Extraordinary Sports Medicine’s true voice. We believe it’s more important to focus attention on health instead of disease. The solution is to look for solutions, not to sound like everyone else and not to please everyone. Which is notoriously difficult to do.”
Although there has been no backlash as of yet, the possibility exists as the review might be upsetting because they haven’t thought of it first or that they think Extraordinary Sports Medicine is just a bunch of upstarts kicking over the apple cart or making waves.
www.drjoanny.com/blog has been a provider of thorough reviews in the Sport Medicine market. The site has been publishing reviews for almost two years.
Extraordinary Sports Medicine has stated the future aims for the website are to draw attention to the disastrous and degenerative effects of stress on the brain. So www.drjoanny.com hopes any controversy will pass quickly and re-emphasizes no offence is or was intended.
Dr. Joanny Liu’s complete write up and review of Will Smith’s new movie, Concussion, can be found at www.drjoanny.com/blog
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