Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Athletes are Choosing Their Health

Posted: 11th October 2011 by in Uncategorized

Watch this video on YouTube.   Steven Threet isn’t the first athlete to choose to stop playing the sport he loves. Steve Young and Troy Aikman come to mind when I think about football players who chose to stop playing football after suffering multiple concussions. The video gives a brief glimpse on the process it [...]

Statistics are typically a hard thing to argue with, often being objective. When dealing with the statistics pertaining to concussions, some would say that the numbers have led concussions to an “epidemic level”. According to The Centers for Disease Control, this is the case and with an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports related concussions [...]

As Strength and Conditioning professionals, why are we still choosing not to directly train the muscles of the neck? I have come to a conclusion within part of my training philosophy; I will always do my best to give the athletes what they need, nothing less and nothing more…and sometimes what they want in order [...]

The New York Times reported what Texas is doing to reduce concussions and other traumatic head injuries. Thanh Tant reported in the September subscription, “Starting in 2012, school football programs statewide — which involve an estimated 160,000 high school players — will be required every two years to re-condition helmets that are 10 years or [...]

Concussion Awareness on ESPN E:60

Posted: 30th September 2011 by in Uncategorized

Watch this video on YouTube. The consequences of concussions can clearly effect someones life. However, it’s not always understood how severe or long term the outcome can be. A segment of E:60 on ESPN covers Preston Plevretes’ life after tragedy. Take some time to watch this video. It may change your perception on how significant [...]

Concussion Article on ESPN.com

Posted: 30th September 2011 by in Uncategorized

As we’re continuing to provide information and proactive leads for the prevention of concussions; here’s a very informative article on how football helmet design is evolving to help reduce the risk of brain injury Here are a couple paragraphs from the article by Patrick Dorsey: “You need two things to have a concussion,” said Dr. [...]

The concussion problem in sports has reached epidemic proportions. The NFL is spending millions on awareness and just instituted new practice rules to reduce the number of blows the players are exposed to during practices. Several high school athletic associations are also implementing new rules to deal with the issue. So far, everything has focused [...]