What other research can be done to help prevent concussions?
Some other research that can be done is improving the gear to help resist contact to prevent head injuries. Safety is incredibly important for anyone playing sports. “The National Football League, facing a class-action lawsuit from hundreds of former players regarding head trauma, is dedicating large amounts of funding to research the problem, and helmet manufacturers are frantically searching for the innovation that will best protect players from the dreaded concussion,” according to the NFL. The NFL has addressed this problem and is trying to make a stop to the long lasting issue. It is important the helmet that kids are wearing have the proper design to keep them safe. According to Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, “Helmets are designed to mitigate the likelihood of head injuries from an impact to the head by dissipating and distributing the energy of impact and protecting the head from penetration.” The development of helmets have dramatically improved in the last handful of years and are still going to be improved in the future to help prevent concussions.
Awareness- being able to identify certain symptoms
Compliance- the rules or standards to a certain degree
Coordination- being able to see and react responsibly
Full-Contact- being able to tackle and hit people in sports with proper technique
Protocol- certain steps to gain back to health
Recovery- After the treatment plan, physical therapy to regain strength.
Subconcussive- very dangerous hits to the head that cause the brain to malfunction
Treatment- the process to repair an injury instantly
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