Another key misconception identified in our study was on the level of brain injury a concussion is thought to represent. Very few athletes and coaches correctly understood that a concussion represents a mild traumatic injury. Interestingly, those athletes who believed a concussion represents a severe brain injury reported engaging in more sparring sessions per week and fewer indicated they had suffered a concussion in the past year relative to those who understood the actual level of severity a concussion represents. This finding introduces how education on even basic concepts may help, as the understanding of this general idea led to safer behaviour and likely a more realistic perception of concussion occurrence. Therefore, big changes appear to be achievable through small steps. … [Read more...] about The Vicious Cycle of Concussion Ignorance in Combat Sports
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The most vulnerable regions of the brain to concussion injury are the frontal and temporal lobes. Injury to the temporal lobes can lead to dysregulation of emotions such as frustration, anger, and unfortunately, violence. Other related symptoms are depression, and feelings of despair. When combined with poor frontal lobe activity, primitive emotional responses may be disinhibited, and can lead to poor decision making which lead to all kinds of trouble. … [Read more...] about Balancing Precarious Emotions in Sport Concussion Protocols
It’s technical! “In working with high school athletes, my most important factors in concussion evaluation are P.E.A.R.L. (Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light), occular tracking, retro/anterograde amnesia, cognitive responses to questions (basic math), awareness level, and balance and head pain. I'm more concerned about the long term issues a student athlete may have with their brain. It is difficult with some of the parents…but I tell the students that, yes, their sport is important but your brain is more important...It's one injury that could last a lifetime.” — Kristen A. Milazzo ATC/L, Head Athletic Trainer, Lakeland Regional High School, Wanaque, NJ … [Read more...] about The Best Advice For Handling Concussions
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