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The Effectiveness of Soccer Headgear in Reducing Sports-Related Concussions

Does wearing headgear actually protect you from sustaining a concussion? Furthermore, does it limit the severity of a concussion? Check out this study that was in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2018. Over 2700 high school soccer participants were included in this randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of wearing a headgear while playing soccer in reducing the…

Early Activity After Concussion Can Be Beneficial

Traditionally, when an individual is diagnosed with a concussion, they are instructed to rest from activity of any sort for several days.  But, more recently, researchers are looking at how earlier return to physical activity affects the persistence of symptoms. Both studies listed below demonstrate how you can decrease the persistence of concussion symptoms by simply implementing earlier physical activity…

10 Interesting Facts about Concussions

A concussion is the most common type of head injury in athletes. It occurs when a force jars the brain against the skull. It can result directly from a blow to the head or indirectly from a sudden jolt to the body, causing a whiplash type of effect to the spine and head. Concussions cause damage to brain tissue and…