The most common symptom of a concussion is a headache. These injuries can affect many other body systems, however, causing other symptoms and sometimes leading to prolonged recovery (and time lost from sports). Read more below.
Research Roundup- Week of April 25, 2016: What CLE Sports PT is reading to give athletes #BETTER care Concussion Incidence and Return-to-Play Time in National Basketball Association Players. Results From 2006 to 2014. The number of concussions in the NBA hasn’t increased over this 8-year study, but time lost from injury has. In 2006, most players returned to … Read More
I’ve been working with concussion patients for a few years now… I’ve also presented on the topic of concussions in female athletes twice nationally. When I was prepping my first talk, I came across this article. College athletes who suffered a non-contact ACL injury scored lower than their non-injured teammates on a test of verbal memory, processing speed, and … Read More
Neck strengthening programs are the Sports Medicine community’s newest weapon in combatting the concussion epidemic. Syracuse University’s football team made news in 2012 when the program implemented a neck strengthening program in 2012, attempting to cut the number of concussions. While many Sports Medicine Experts recommend revisions to Syracuse’s program – more on this later- it has still been considered a … Read More
I’m writing this post one day after Sydney Seau’s moving speech honoring her father, Junior Seau, at his induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Junior Seau asked his daughter to speak on his behalf if he made it into the Hall of Fame before he committed suicide in 2012. He was found to have had a degenerative … Read More
The gender gap in US sports continues… Despite the heroics the US Women’s Soccer Team displayed at the World Cup this summer (in stark contrast to the Men’s Gold Cup loss to Jamaica a few weeks later), data continues to mount showing that female soccer players have more concussions than men and have symptoms for a longer period. Check out these staggering … Read More
Fall sports begin in a few weeks here in the CLE. And while most of us can’t wait for the return of “Friday Night Lights,” soccer matches, and volleyball games, it’s important to remember how to keep our youth athletes safe during the excitement. This includes recognizing injuries and finding medical care as they happen. In part 1 of this article, I’ll talk about … Read More