By Kathryn J. Schneider PT, PhD (@Kat_Schneider7) and Pierre Fremont MD, PhD, FCMF (@pfremo) Concussions are commonly occurring injuries in sport today and an important public health problem. It is a type of brain injury that occurs following a trauma (either to the head or body) followed by the onset of symptoms and/or signs. […]
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Assessing concussion—as easy as ABC. Dr Jim Bovard. Episode #380
By Daniel Friedman @ddfriedman On the latest BJSM podcast, Dr Jim Bovard joins me to share his ABC concussion tool for rapid on-field assessment. To accompany the podcast, we have created the following flow diagram for Dr Jim Bovard’s assessment algorithm. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below! […]
Concussion in the AFL: do we need to see a policy change for all levels of the game?
By Mark Alcock @mark_alcock92 Yes I know, another piece on concussion in sport, original right? Well, unless you’ve lived under a rock you’ll know concussion in contact sport has been a hot topic for the past decade; and although an inevitable reality of competition the management of concussion needs to improve. In the AFL this […]
Concussion: management and mismanagement at FIFA World Cup 2018
BJSM Undergraduate Perspective of SEM Blog Series – FIFA World Cup 2018 Discussion By Jeff Cullen @jeffcullen0 The main medical issue at the World Cup 2018 in Russia thus far has, not surprisingly due to the media coverage, been the management of concussion. The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement1 describes Sport Related Concussion as […]
Return to Learn (RTL) and Return to Sport (RTS) Protocols for Youth Athletes and Our Proposed Coordinated Return Protocol
By Steven Horwitz, D.C. @DrHorwitz, Nash Anderson, D.C. @Sportmednews and Randy Naidoo M.D. @RandyNaidoo Concussions have become the noteworthy safety issue in sports today. Between “1.1 and 1.9 million sports and recreation related concussions occur annually in US children aged ≤18 years”1. With this notoriety comes an unfortunate melange of terms and care standards.2 The term […]
The Blue Card initiative in club rugby: are we setting up less experienced physios to fail?
By Jessica Beard Topics surrounding concussion are as hot as a Californian summer. The public has witnessed players in professional sport clearly concussed, yet not removed from the field, the 2015 Will Smith Movie shows the traumatising reality of sports related concussion (SRC), famous players have reached out to share their concussion symptoms post sport. Now, there […]
Sorry Mr Villas-Boas. “Concussion call ALWAYS belongs to Doctor.”
The BJSM represents an authoritative voice in sports medicine so it would be negligent if BJSM did not comment on the widely-reported ‘Loris concussion’. We begin by emphasizing that BJSM knows the Tottenham medical team and they are excellent. In 2012, they helped saved Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba’s life on field – and provided […]