All About Concussion Prevention

Kids Safety: Helmets, Concussions and What’s In Store

Children's Urgent Care: Neck and Spine Safety A frequently asked question I receive involve helmets, "Dr. what is the best helmet to prevent my child from having a concussion?" The standard answer is unsatisfying for most people, and to date, still holds true. Having a properly fitted helmet and mouthguard is still one of the most critical elements in the athlete's safety from severe head ...

Take Care of Your Young Athlete

With the school season now underway, many children and teens are participating in a wide variety of organized sports. However, with this participation comes the potential for injury. An estimated 30 million children and teens are involved in organized sports across the U.S. with an estimated 3.5 million sports-related injuries for children ages 14 and under occurring, according to ...

Neck Strength/Power in Concussion Prevention

In further articles coming shortly I will be discussing other potential concussion prevention techniques, some that we have discussed briefly on this blog before. Today I want to say a few words about neck strength, size and power and how it relates to the incidence of concussion. My opinions are just that, opinions, but they are based on personal observation(anecdotal admittedly) while treating ...

Reflections and Updates from Spring and Summer Concussion Conferences

I have had both the pleasure and good fortune the first half of this year to attend four symposiums and conferences on the diagnoses and management of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or concussion). I had the opportunity to listen, learn and interact with the premier researchers and leaders in this exploding area of science, from the perspectives of Sports Medicine Physicians, PhD. level ...

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