High school athletes who kept playing in the minutes after a concussion took nearly twice as long to recover as those who left the game immediately after the head trauma, a new study shows. Read full article: The New York Times, “Playing with a Concussion Doubles Recovery Time”
Does playing football cause permanent brain damage? The answer is not so straightforward. We are likely to learn a lot more about the subject in 2016, but scientists are only beginning to understand the details of how concussions—also a serious problem in the military—damage the brain. Better concussion diagnostics will give scientists and physicians a more detailed understanding of brain injury, and will help doctors … Continue reading
Injuries sustained by several players in high profile cases have troubled concussion activists. They say that despite clear progress in the recognition and treatment of head injuries in soccer, it is often up to the injured athlete or that athlete’s coach to determine when an injury requires removal from play. Mandatory stoppages and temporary substitutions have been proposed and discussed by FIFA, soccer’s world governing … Continue reading
Researchers had expected to find that more rest would be helpful for young patients with mild concussions. Instead, a pediatric emergency medicine doctor at Children’s Hospital, and his colleagues found that the patients advised to rest for five days reported more physical and emotional symptoms like headache and nausea in first few days, and more often experienced irritability and sadness over 10 days. Full Article: … Continue reading
Studies show that people would rather do something—anything—than be alone with their thoughts. But it’s through reflection, daydreaming, and introspection that we make sense of information and experiences and come up with new insight and ideas. Full Article: Lifehacker, “Why Being Idle Can Lead to Better Thinking”
On October 16th &17th, 2014 neuroAgility’s clinicians are attending a Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Concussion Conference in Denver, CO on the short term and long term implications of head injury. Featured speakers are listed in the link.
neuroAgility,PC is pleased to announce our Get a Baseline! program. We take concussions and head injury seriously. As athlete performance is one of our specialty areas, we are concerned with contact sports. Every concussion injures your brain to some extent. neuroAgility cares about providing you with an understanding of your brain before and after the injury. Most importantly, we care about restoring your brain back … Continue reading
Strategies for Summer – “From Boredom to Over Scheduling, How Best to Serve the Gifted Child over Summer – and how Neurofeedback can help”. Neurofeedback professionals Kerri Honaker and Charity Finch will lead a discussion about how to make the most of Summer for your gifted child and family. They will also speak to how Neurofeedback can help address issues such as ADHD and anxiety … Continue reading
Concussions are a very controversial topic in sports, and the measurement of them is controversial as well. neuroAgility is often doing baseline qEEG’s for highschoolers, college, and professional athletes who want to see their activity before moving into even more intense arenas. There is hot debate around the topic of sports concussions, with no sure fire way to manage it.
Repeated light blows to the head can harm cognition, according to a study by neuroscientist Anne Sereno and her team at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. They don’t know if the impact is permanent or if there might be cumulative effects over time, and they concede more research is needed. But the findings add to a growing body of knowledge about … Continue reading