Concussions


When There’s Proper Care

The proper treatment of an athlete who suffered a concussion begins with timely reporting by the athlete.  It's not surprising, however, that the likelihood of an athlete coming forward about a concussion decreases greatly when... more »


Detecting Impairments

A new method of brainwave monitoring called “brain vital signs” allowed a team of researchers to identify neurophysiological impairments in ice hockey players.

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End of the Road

Five concussions in four-and-a-half years forced Nora Kiesler, a senior center for the Purdue University women’s basketball team, to give up the game. Here’s a look at how she got to this point. 

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Head Injuries Cause Retirement

Five concussions in four-and-a-half years forced Nora Kiesler, a senior center for the Purdue University women’s basketball team, to give up the game. Here’s a look at how she got to this point… more »


Expanding Efforts

A grant from the NFL will allow Colby College’s Maine Concussion Management Initiative to expand its efforts to determine the prevalence of head injuries in young athletes. 

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Research Promotes Neck Strength

A research paper from Rutgers University finds that neck strengthening exercises can reduce the risk of concussions by lessening the magnitude of force upon impact… more »


Research Promotes Neck Strength

A research paper from Rutgers University finds that neck strengthening exercises can reduce the risk of concussions by lessening the magnitude of force upon impact.

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Plan in Place?

After his son suffered a concussion, this athletic training professor was inspired to look into the prevalence of return-to-learn plans at the high school level. He found that most states are sorely lacking in this area. 

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