Today's post lists the final issue that Athletic Trainers find scary. My thoughts have been brewing about concussions and the tremendous concerns surrounding this injury. You may have noticed that concussions aren’t on this list, outside of the multiple concussions because concussions happen and will continue to happen in sports. What are your thoughts?
1. Public Ignorance – Despite all the great concussion research coming from neuro-psychologists, neurosurgeons, athletic trainers, etc. and the informative articles being published in highly respected newspapers, concussion knowledge is still lacking by the general public. In a conversation just last week, I was able to educate a student by sharing that you can get a concussion without be knocked unconscious. Many parents, athletes and coaches don’t know that concussions can occur from a blow that is nowhere near the head. The public’s knowledge is increasing and more and more myths are being dispelled, but there is long way to go.
Written by: Paul LaDuke, MSS, ATC, CSCS