Earlier this month, I was featured on Steve Spriester’s segment called “Spriester Sessions” on KSAT. We discussed the issue of concussions in the NFL with trainer Bay Bay McLinton. Players are beginning to realize the price they are paying later
Concussions Can Affect Your Grades
My children often accuse me of having very long answers to short questions. I have heard more than a few mumbled grunts of exacerbation when they realize they asked a question that started a long drawn out response that they
Corey Robinson Shows Courage to Leave College Football
In San Antonio, we all associate the last name of Robinson with basketball. But recently, the Robinson family has been linked to football. Corey Robinson, the son of David “The Admiral” Robinson, has been playing football at Notre Dame for
Extreme Sport Athletes Show Evidence of CTE
Thank you Bubba Smith, Brandi Chastain, and Dave Mirra for adding to our knowledge about concussions and the potential long-term effects of head injuries and concussions. Bubba Smith was a fearsome defensive end who starred in the NFL, and went
Avoid Head Trauma: Treat Your Child Like a Pro
60% -75% of head trauma sustained by high school football players occur during practice, not during games! In the NFL, only 3% of head trauma occurs in practice. That is a huge difference. In other words if high school football
New Football Helmet Tech
Looking back, I realize I have spent a lot of time wearing helmets, or at the very least SHOULD have spent a lot of time wearing helmets. Football, construction work, bicycling, lacrosse, rock climbing, motor cycling, horseback riding, auto racing,
NFL Concussions – How Many Are Too Many?
This week 30 year old Husain Abdullah retired from the NFL. As a safety for the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings he has sustained 5 concussions over the past 7 seasons. Abdullah made a very reasoned decision that continuing
NFL Admits Correlation Between CTE and Football
Hallelujah! Finally, the NFL, yes THE NFL, has admitted that there is a link between football and chronic brain injuries specifically CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). Careful, you might be hit by a flying pig, or trampled by the horsemen of
Getting Ready for School? First Get Your Head Checked!
As our summer vacations begin to wind down our thoughts turn to the upcoming school year. Invariably we create a check list to help us from forgetting something important. Pencils – check. Paper – check. Back pack – check.
Concussion Baseline Test – CHECK
Huh? Baseline concussion testing . That was never on the list before. Well it is, or should be on the list now.
Teamwork Requires a Team
A proper concussion management program requires many people filling many roles to be successful. A successful clinic requires many people filling many roles to provide exceptional patient care. I would be unable to do my job without the support that I have.