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Protect the Neck

In less than one year, we were able to reduce the team’s concussions by 73 percent and had the fewest in the Ivy League at five. The second year, we were the lowest in the Ivy League yet again with five.

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Growing Number of Injuries Gives MLB Pause

There have been more players placed on the DL than at any time since MLB began recording the transactions at the perceived height of its steroid era in 2002, costing owners tens of millions of dollars and changing the pennant race landscape.…

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Predictive Model to Estimate Knee Abduction Moment

Prospective measures of high external knee-abduction moment during landing identify female athletes at an increased risk of patellofemoral pain.

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Position Statement for Tommy John Injuries in Baseball Pitchers

During the past few years there has been an “epidemic” rise in the number of professional pitchers requiring ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (“Tommy John surgery”)…

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ACL Injuries in Young Female Athletes Now an Epidemic

With young female athletes experiencing an epidemic of ACL knee injuries, a Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine specialist is urging parents to demand that coaches implement injury-prevention programs…

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Hip Muscle Imbalance and Low Back Pain in Athletes: Influence of Core Strengthening

Low back pain (LBP) in an athletic population is not uncommon, and its occurrence has been well documented in various sports including football, golf, gymnastics, running, soccer, tennis, and volleyball…

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Neck Strength Predicts Concussion Risk, Study Says

For years, biomechanics researchers have suspected that girls had higher concussion rates than boys in sports like soccer and lacrosse because of gender differences in neck strength. The weaker your neck, the more likely your head will bob around on impact. And concussions are caused by the brain shaking inside the skull.

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IHSA Concussion Protocol 

Read the Illinois High School Association laws, policies, protocols regarding return to play and compliance with the National Federation of State High School Associations.

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Recovery of Static Stability Following a Concussion

Concussion is a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain induced by traumatic biomechanical forces. A cardinal sign of concussion is loss of balance control. The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) is a component of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT2) that reveals static balance deficits immediately after concussion; however these deficits typically recover within 3–5 days post injury…

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Jade Wilcoxson on Concussions: To Ride or Not to Ride

After suffering a concussion in her first Classic of the season, pro cyclist Jade Wilcoxson discovers that the road to recovery is more complicated than she’d imagined…

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