According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related cases of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussions in the United States each year. New attention regarding the evaluation, management, and prevention of these injuries has greatly increased awareness of the problems associated with concussions. … Continue reading Just how dangerous are sports-related concussions?
A 17-year-old from Bastrop, Texas now has a different perspective on life and how things sometimes play out. An avid soccer player from a young age, Daniel Mundine dreamed of playing professionally. Now due to complications from his complex medical condition, Daniel’s forced to play another game—that of patience. Daniel struggles with multiple complex and … Continue reading Soccer-loving teen with rare disorder, stays positive and selfless
If you or a female family member is preparing to start up a new season of soccer, running, tennis, cheerleading, gymnastics, or other sport, spend some time getting your body into shape before the season begins. Getting your body in shape will help you out-last the competition and decrease your likelihood of suffering from an … Continue reading To Women, Play the Game Injury-Free
Doesn’t it seem like every few months there is new information telling you something is now bad for you? I’m not talking about obvious things, like fried food, or potato chips. I’m talking about things that many of us consider to be good for you and healthy. The latest “bad for you” information comes from a recent … Continue reading Is Soccer Hurting Your Ability to Think?
Soccer is the #1 sport in the world. It’s easy to pick up and start playing anywhere. All you need is a ball and a flat piece of land—and game’s on, right? But wait. Because of its popularity, fast pace and aggressive nature, youth soccer results in around 150,000 serious injuries each year. Cheryl Warren, … Continue reading Some suggestions for safer soccer