Friday, 28 February 2014

Nothing Can Prevent a Concussion, Oshawa Physiotherapy Experts Say

Two helmets stood out in the study: Revolution and VSR4, both from one major manufacturer. Helmet technology has evolved over the years, slowly replacing leather helmets with resilient, lightweight polycarbonate. With digital technology, helmets now come with the ability to register impacts around the helmet for assessment.

Sports officials also implement their own methods of ensuring safety during a game. Head-to-head contact is— and always will be—an illegal move in football. The area around the head and neck is off-limits when tackling defenseless players. It can result in the ejection of the offending player from the game. Nevertheless, as mentioned earlier, nothing can eliminate concussion risk from sport. It’s for that reason an Oshawa physiotherapy service like CWR Health Clinic's Shift Concussion Management Program exists.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Oshawa Massage Therapy Can Assist in Reducing the Risk of a Severe Second Hit

First identified in 1984, SIS starts with concussion symptoms following an injury. If the person takes a second hit to the head while the symptoms are still active, effects may include herniation and cerebral swelling. Football players are at risk of SIS, based on data collected and assessed by the North Carolina-based National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research.

The effects of SIS are reported to occur only after a second concussive event which provides an obvious window for treatment. For that reason SIS prevention starts with dealing with the concussion. Contrary to popular belief, a concussion doesn’t necessarily mean losing consciousness. In fact, concussion management guidelines state that most cases happen without “blacking out.”