Tag Archives: head injury

Football and Concussions: The Physical Therapist’s Role

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Despite COVID-19 the NFL, college, high school, and youth football is being played. Beyond the concern for prevention of COVID-19, concussion prevention and management are at the forefront of health providers’ concerns. According to NFL injury data, 224 reported concussions were reported in 2019, up 4.7 % from […]

Concussion Myths for the Youth Athletes

Approximately 4 million concussions occur in the USA per year during competitive sports and recreational activities. Unfortunately, up to 50% of the concussions may go unreported or undiagnosed. A concussion is defined as a traumatically induced transient disturbance of brain function due to head contact or rapid head acceleration and deceleration. Concussion is a subset […]

Physical Therapists Role in Concussion Care

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur each year. However, people who have physically demanding jobs or who engage in organized activity are at risk for concussion as well. Concussion is a brain injury that occurs when the brain is shaken inside the […]

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