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Discussion about injuries and concessions in youth and amateur sports. What steps can be taken to prevent these injuries. What are the symptoms to look for when diagnosing concussions and other injuries. How should concussions and injuries be treated.
In the United States, the annual incidence of sports-related concussion is estimated at 300,000. In Canada, it is estimated to be 30,000. Estimates regarding the likelihood of an athlete in a contact sport experiencing a concussion may be as high as 19% per season.
It is becoming exceedingly difficult to detect a concussion because symptoms may not become apparent to the athlete, trainer, coach or medical professional for hours or days. Sport needs to remove the guess work on whether an athlete is concussed. Remove the athlete’s decision to cover up a concussion.
Cerora, which is based at Ben Franklin TechVentures, recently obtained early financing that will help it improve its MindReader device. The technology is designed to pick up even mild concussions, which MRIs and CT scans can’t diagnose, Simon said. Between 85 to 90 percent of all concussions and traumatic brain injuries are mild so many go undiagnosed, Simon said.
Adam Simon, CEO of Cerora, joins us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, June 11th at 7PM EST. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
Concussions are in the news, what is the impact of these events on the lives and dreams of our young athletes? It is not just football either, now baseball is affected as well. How are families dealing with, and managing the fear of having children participate in sports and the of risk concussions?
14 year-old Ben Robinson played rugby for his school. After being treated three times for blows to the head and sent back onto the field following each, he collapsed and later died in hospital.
Ben is one of the rare documented cases in the world of young athletes dying from Second Impact Syndrome (SIS).
Death from sport-related head trauma, although devastating in every case, occurs less than death by other causes. Since Ben died, his dad has become an advocate for change.
Peter Robinson makes some valid points:
There should be a chain of health-and-safety procedures in place.
Responsibility for safety should be shared by players, coaches, referees and parents.
There are ways to reduce the risks and save lives.
Ben's concussion should have been spotted and his son may have survived. Peter shares with us how his family and life has been altered.
Join us for this interview at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, July 9th at 7PM EST.
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We will discuss the prevention, treatment, and recovery of sports injuries. Most importantly concussions in youth and amateur sports. A revolutionary new product that can detect concussions as they happen and attaches to the back of helmets will be discussed.
We have a concussion culture that is harming our population! Imagine if you have had a concussion or a "stinger" or had your "bell rung" all of the ways that we can say damage to your brain.
Did you know that these trauma's have a long term effect if not taken care of? Did you know that the bones of the skull can be misaligned and cause altered brain function even Alzheimer's and Dementia!
We will go over simple solutions to getting your brain healthy and correct years of damage!!
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