The injury risks of youth rugby have received much attention in recent years, in particular, the risks of concussion have been widely discussed. In a bid to reduce injury in sport the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the University of Bath have conducted The School Injury Prevention Study. Advertisements
A new Canadian study has suggested that strict rest may not be the best medicine for children with concussions. This new research has challenged the idea that physical activity should be avoided until symptoms disappear.
Our course of the week this week is Evidence-Based Assessment of Concussion. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) endorse this course, 2 BASES points are on offer if the course is passed. To attain your 2 BASES points you must answer 50 questions covering the 10 different articles. Course components can be delivered online or in print. Take the course
This book presents techniques for diagnosis and treatment of head-related sports injuries to enable medical professionals to provide the best care possible
A group of young American footballers and their parents are suing Fifa and US football groups over the risks from concussions.
More players whose concussions resulted from top-of-head impacts lost consciousness than those whose impacts were located elsewhere on the head
Mouthguards and helmets can help ward off other serious head and facial injuries, but there is no good evidence that they can help prevent concussion, and paradoxically, they may even encourage players to take greater risks.
New guidelines for the care of youth athletes who sustain concussions are causing controversy among brain-injury experts, reigniting the debate over whether strict rules regarding concussions can actually leave athletes at greater risk for injury.