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Berkeley Martin, MD Q: What about headaches? A: Concussions may cause many different symptoms as mentioned in last month’s blog post. Typically the symptoms will resolve within a few days to weeks with appropriate physical and brain rest, and graduated activity, as directed by a physical therapist, athletic trainer or physician. Headaches are among the [...]
By: Laura B. Ahmed, PT, DPT (Sheltering Arms) Q: What is a concussion? A: There are a variety of definitions for concussion. A concussion can occur with or without loss of consciousness. It can be a result of a direct or an indirect hit to the head, meaning that impact to the body can [...]
What is baseline testing? Baseline testing is a pre-season exam conducted by a trained health care professional. Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function (including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solve problems), as well as for the [...]
The NCAA has released new guidelines for concussion safety, including limiting live contact football practices to two per week during the season. But concussion prevention isn't just happening at the college or NFL levels. On Saturday, youth coaches got the training they need to keep their young athletes safe while playing football.
A blow to the noggin may not seem like a big deal when it happens. But, left untreated, some can be deadly serious. And repeated head knocks can have dire health consequences years later. Here's how to prevent head injury and protect your brain. Step 1: Wear a good helmet Wear a helmet that meets [...]
USA Football National Conference keynote speaker Tony Dungy talks about how we are in the "2nd Quarter" in the state of the game. by: USA Football Pledge to make a better, safer game. Click Here to make your Pledge