The trouble with these tests are insuring that the athlete is taking the tests seriously. It has been reported in the past that professional football players have done terrible on the tests on purpose so that they can keep playing through their concussion
The objective of this project was to determine whether EPFRAT was more sensitive and specific than not using EPFRAT, when assessing geri-psych population for risk for falls in units. In Stage one, a sample of patient records were reviewed and EPFRAT was used to calculate fall risk rate by the two authors to establish interrater reliability. In Stage two, a retrospective chart review of all patients who had experienced a fall during their admission was conducted and
Many of the young adults that play the game suffer from injuries such as concussions, making the sport a highly debated topic on whether it is safe for young athletes to play the game. Hard Knocks by Gabriel Charles Tyler is an article which provides valuable information regarding the effects of concussions caused in sports like football, how often they occur, and how people suffer from them. “Concussion Hazards in Youth Football” is an interview from CNN, of a renowned
Concussions can have a major impact on athletes. In this paper I want to know if Athletes with concussions can get back on the field and reach their potential without damaging themselves. There are many rehabilitation and therapy techniques to help an athlete recover from a concussion. There is also many ways to help prevent sport related concussions. There are psychological, motivational, and physical difficulties for the player to overcome after a concussion.
Parents signing in their children into the game should be educated on head injuries. They need to understand the remedies of concussions to avoid long term problems.In fact, some of these parents need some rules set to ensure their kids are in safe hands. John Conyers Jr is among the representatives, Chairman and a Michigan Democrat of the (HJC)House Judiciary Committee who is fighting to make sure their football laws and that they are obeyed. The year 2009 December, the law was established saying that any player having a sign of concussion should be taken out of the game until further notice. The goal is to ensure the players are safe from injuries and let them enjoy the
Coaches number one thing they should do to protect their players is practicing “heads up” football. Heads up football is a practice of not lowering a player's head before they make impact. Players should never lower their head before a hit because if two players are going full speed at each other and they collide hitting heads they will most likely get a concussion from the impact. Another way players can be protected from getting concussions and head injuries is to have a good fitting helmet, good fitting pads, and a mouth guard formed to fit their mouths. Players equipment is the most important thing to keep them from getting injured.
One way that football tries to prevent it is by adding rules and regulations to the sport that make it harder for a player to get a concussion. One rule they added is if a player loses their helmet in the middle of a play. The play is immediately whistled dead. Another rule that they added is no head to head contact. Head to head contact is one of the easiest ways to get a concussion.
According to her book, with an increase in sports affiliated concussions among children, it has become necessary for practitioners to understand how to go about handling age appropriate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the concussions. It is also critical
Firstly, Victoria Hospital in Canada has been offering a program to juniors in high school, called IMPACT. IMPACT stands for Impaired Minds Produced by Alcohol Cause Trauma. The program is to teach the risks of driving while under the influence of alcohol to high school juniors. For example, Katherine A Grant, and others, journalists for the Canadian Journal of Public Health, shares that "At the end of the program, students were asked to complete a short evaluative questionnaire; 74.2% completed the questionnaire. Of those responding, 97.5% agreed that the program increased their awareness of drinking and driving, and 79.4% agreed that the program would cause them to change their own behavior" (Grant).