injury & rehabilitation

Does early intervention in mild concussion prevent disability?

Does early intervention in mild concussion prevent disability?

As we’ve discussed several times, concussion can be a serious injury. Numerous young people are forced to cut their careers short due to the sequale of this injury. A major hypothesis in rehabilitation has been earlier intervention will decrease long-term disability. Matuseviciene, et al 2013 set out to determine if an extra visit with an(…)

Head and Neck Injuries

Head and Neck Injuries

McIntosh and McCory 2005 performed a literature review of head and neck injuries in the sports medicine literature. They surveyed rugby, ice hockey, American football, baseball, soccer, boxing, cricket, horse racing, skiing and snowboarding. One of the major factors that can help prevent head injury was found to be the hardness of a surface. They(…)

On Concussion

On Concussion

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine released their position paper on concussion in 2010. You can find it here. They report that the rate of concussion in sport play is 0.14-3.66 per 1000 in high school and 0.5-3.0 in college sports. The position paper goes on to review on-field analysis, side line analysis and(…)