CONCUSSIONS
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The CDC estimates 1.6-3.8 million concussion occur in sports and recreational activities annually. However, these figures may underestimate the total, as many individuals do not seek medical advice.

 

Concussions have become a hot topic both on and off the field of play. While there is still a vast amount of knowledge to be gained from concussions, leading researchers and clinicians have paved the way toward advancing athletic training best practices.

 

NATA Statements:

Head-Down Contact and Spearing in Tackle Football https://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/headdowncontactandspearingintacklefb.pdf

Management of Sport Concussion, 2014 https://natajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.4085/1062-6050-49.1.07

 

Additional Resources:

Berlin Concussion Consensus Statement

CDC: Heads Up

CDC & NFL Concussion Poster

Epidemiology of Sport-Related Concussion

NATA Concussion Infographic

NATA Football Helmet Fitting Infographic

NATA PowerPoint Presentation: Concussions in Intercollegiate Athletics

NCAA Sports Science Institute: Diagnosis & Management of Sport-Related Concussion Best Practices

NFL Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Testing Results

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