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Athletics Therapy - October 2012 Archives


Many high school football players not concerned about concussions (10/23/2012)

Despite an increase in media attention, as well as national and local efforts to educate athletes on the potential dangers of traumatic brain injuries, a new study found that many high school football players are not concerned about the long-term effects of concussions and don't report their own concussion symptoms because they fear exclusion from play. ...> Full Article


Helmet-to-helmet collisions: Scientists model how vibrations from football hits wobble the brain (10/20/2012)

Hard collisions can lead to player concussions, but the physics of how the impact of a helmet hit transfers to the brain are not well understood. A research team from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., has created a simplified experimental model of the brain and skull inside a helmet during a helmet-to-helmet collision. ...> Full Article


New advance could help soldiers, athletes, others rebound from traumatic brain injuries (10/19/2012)

A potential treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI), which affects thousands of soldiers, auto accident victims, athletes and others each year, has shown promise in laboratory research, scientists are reporting. TBI can occur in individuals who experience a violent blow to the head, a gunshot injury or exposure to an explosion. The report on TBI, which currently cannot be treated and may result in permanent brain damage or death, appears in the journal ACS Nano. ...> Full Article


Bicycle helmets prevent fatal head injuries (10/18/2012)

Cyclists who died of a head injury were three times as likely to not be wearing a helmet compared with those who died of other injuries, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ...> Full Article


New findings could help speed recovery, alleviate pain associated with spinal cord injury (10/17/2012)

Research released today demonstrates how new scientific knowledge is driving innovative treatments for spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord damage is debilitating and life-altering, limiting or preventing movement and feeling for millions worldwide, and leading to chronic health conditions and pain. The new studies suggest potential therapies for managing the aftermath of pain and pressure sores, repairing nervous system damage, and speeding recovery. ...> Full Article


Brace yourself... (10/10/2012)

Wearing a knee brace following anterior cruciate ligament surgery has no effect on a person's recovery. ...> Full Article


Getting athletes back in the game sooner following shoulder injuries (10/5/2012)

Biceps tenodesis hastens recovery, cuts rehabilitation time for labrum tears allowing athletes to return to play sooner ...> Full Article


Study finds no gender-related difference in neurocognitive testing after sports-related concussions (10/4/2012)

A Vanderbilt University Medical Center study, conducted to review symptoms and neurocognitive findings in male and female high school soccer players, shows no gender-related differences. ...> Full Article


Concussion spectrum in college athletes wearing helmets: 'Not so simple,' say researchers (10/3/2012)

Much has been written in recent years about the short- and long-term consequences of concussions sustained in sports, combat, and accidents. However, there appear to be no steadfast rules guiding the definition of concussion. Researchers investigated the signs, symptoms, and clinical histories used by athletic trainers to define concussion in individual college athletes engaged in contact sports. The investigators found a heterogeneous collection of acute clinical characteristics--a "concussion spectrum," which they discuss. ...> Full Article


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