Concussion Care: Advocate for Your Student-Athlete

As parents we want nothing more than to protect our children, but unfortunately concussions can’t always be prevented. If your child suffers a concussion, you can be their best advocate by educating yourself and insisting on the best treatment options.

1. Educate yourself on concussions.

Bike and Scooter Safety Tips for Kids

Bike and Scooter Safety for Kids

When the weather turns nice and the school bell chimes, kids from preschool to pre-teen cruise their neighborhoods on bikes, trikes and scooters. Riding a bike is a rite of passage and often one of the first strides towards independence, but it is important to follow a few safety tips to avoid head injuries, like concussions, and other preventable injuries.

Virtual Reality System Helps People Recover from Balance Disorders

A patient dons a safety harness, steps onto a platform that begins to shift beneath his feet and tries to keep his balance while watching a moving figure on a 180-degree screen. This may sound like the latest virtual reality game, but it’s actually the Bertec Dynamic CDP balance system, a device that uses NASA-inspired technology to help people recover from balance disorders.

Know Why, When and How to Seek Help for Concussion

pediatric concussionSchool bells are ringing, and summer is unofficially over. As students return to the classroom, playground and sports field, it is the perfect time to review the seriousness of concussions - their causes, symptoms and obtaining the right treatment.

Concussion: School Re-Entry Strategies for School-Age Kids

pediatric concussionMore than 140,000 children present to emergency departments each year with concussions. Of those, approximately 30 percent are sports-related, but the majority occur as a result of accidents, such as falls from bikes or skateboards or motor-vehicle accidents.

From First Kicks to the World Cup: Rehab for Common Soccer-Related Injuries

World CupBillions of fans will focus on Brazil from June 12 to July 13 as elite athletes from all corners of the globe gather to compete in the world’s most anticipated sporting event – the World Cup.

Concussions: Not Just Caused by Sports

concussionRecently, everyone seems to be talking about the importance of properly managing the effects of concussions among athletes, both young and old. However, concussions, which are a type of mild traumatic brain injury, can also be caused by automobile accidents, falls and other blows to the head.

Sports Concussion Management: What Has the Greatest ImPACT on Your Injury

If you've suffered a head injury, however minor, it's important to seek medical attention immediately. Whether it be a hard tackle, a soccer ball or a hard fall, athletes suffer from concussions every day. These concussions may go undetected, unless doctors have the right tools to do an evaluation. To find out more about concussions and tools needed to get athletes back in the game as quickly as possible, read on.