College lacrosse and accelerometers are finally coming together on a large scale. A study launched at Sacred Heart University is monitoring head impacts with accelerometers for the entire season. Along with the sensor data, the study will utilize neurocognitive measures (tests of thinking and memory), IQ scores, mood assessments, and drug dependency screens to compare to impact data and any diagnosed concussions. Many of these factors have been shown to change after a concussion, and this study will examine how changes are linked to cumulative head forces as well, measured by the helmet sensors.
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Guided by the leadership of its Sports Science and Safety Committee, US Lacrosse is providing nearly $78,000 of its $185,000 annual research budget to support three studies during its first funding cycle for 2014. Additional funding grants are expected to be announced in coming months as the national governing body fulfills its research budget for the year.
Last week, we covered the basics of what a concussion actually is, what symptoms can be experienced, and the common causes in the game of lacrosse. In this post, I’ll be discussing why we should care about concussions and what type of consequences can be associated with this type of injury. A 2012 study reported that among high school sports, concussion rate was […]
Over the past few months, concussions have been gaining more and more attention in the media, schools, sports leagues, and the medical world. FRONTLINE recently aired League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, which left viewers reeling about the subject. Around the same time, Lacrosse Magazine published a few stories on concussions, including one featuring former Duke and Cannons stand-out Brad Ross.
Concussions are a huge deal in the world of sport right now, and while the issue has been slowly gaining traction for years, it seems to have reached a point where people are more open and honest than they have ever been before.
Concussions in sports, especially football, hockey and lacrosse, are a growing concern. Education and treatment are key, but that is only half of the equation. We can’t forget about prevention!
This week we take a look at Concussions In Lacrosse and how this issue is getting bigger and bigger. Plus we’ve got the Lacrosse Video of the Week and ALL the links worth reading!
Connor has been feeling the Lacrosse Drop love lately. He just can’t stop with these things. Since there’s so much lax to talk about, we’ll let him continue to create super posts. After all, LAS is for the children. We’ll start with highlights and move quickly to headshots. Not cool.
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Jumbo Jack dives into the legal ramifications of brain injuries and sports. What kinds of policies are being created to try to keep athletes safe.
Blake Gaudet asks the tough questions…like is little Johnny less likely to be knocked unconscious with a stick in his hand?
Concussions in football have been a major topic swirling the media-sphere and in a recent ESPN article, Bill Simmons talked to Malcom Gladwell and lacrosse was mentioned. Some of your favorite LaxAllStars writers give their take. Open the door and step into a lively debate in “The Writer’s Room”.