Football is widely regarded as a dangerous sport full of hard hits and collisions. With recent groundbreaking discoveries related to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), parents, doctors, and fans are starting to wonder about how safe football is. CTE has now been proven to cause depression, memory loss, and even suicide in former NFL, college, and some high school players. Although there is no way around these facts, people should be encouraged by the progress football is making to keep players safe.The greatest safety question about football is the adequacy of the equipment players use. People have also begun to look at the governing body of a football league to see what they are doing to protect their players.
Many children start playing football at a young age so their brains and bodies are not fully developed, they are more exposed to injury especially to their brain. More and more younger children are playing football, the risk of players becoming disabled is becoming higher and higher. Alzheimer’s disease is one long term effects of football. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy also known as CTE, it is a deadly brain disease that can develop from repetitive hits and tackles. NFL player Paul Oliver committed suicide after discovering he had CTE this is an example of what it could lead to.
Many situations can produce a stressful response and researchers have attempted to determine why it will leave an athlete more vulnerable to injury. In addition, there are many pyschosocial variables that make athletes more susceptible to injury, and psychosocial events that occur after an athlete has experienced an injury. Despite proper rehabilitation, many athletes are not psychologically equipped to cope with the impact of an athletic injury (Larson, Zaichkowsky, & Starkey, 1996). Advances in sports medicine have allowed remarkable physical recoveries, however, many members of the medical community are urging injured athletes to have the psychological aspects of their injuries treated as well. Initially, sport psychology was used as a catalyst to enhance athletic performance.
The increased size, speed, and strength of the athletes in the NFL is greatly attributing to the rise in concussions and other head injuries. According to the Associated Press, “154 concussions were reported from training camp through week eight of the 2010 regular season.” This shocking number is a “21% increase of the amount of concussions in the 2009 season and a 34% increase for the concussion numbers of the 2008 season.” “Concussions rise 21%.” nfl.com, Associated Press. Web. 13 Dec. 2010. With numbers this shocking its no wonder Goodell and the
Most players that get a concussion during the course of a game do not even realize to after or days later, making their condition extremely worse. New studies found that more than 50% of the players involved in football experience concussions in both high school level and professional. Secondly there are not solid rules in place to stop this tragedy of the excessive brain
* Maintain the injured in the most confortable position white waiting for ambulance 1.4 Demonstrate the application of a support sling and an elevation sling: Demonstration made in the course to the assessor SUPPORT SLING ELEVATED SLING 2.1 Describe how to recognize and manage head injuries including: Concussion: it is when is dizziness and nausea, with or without a spell of unconsciousness. Skull fracture: it is a break in the skull. Cerebral compression: it is pressure on the intracranial area due to bleeding or tissue swelling. The most common way a head injury presents is that a
Concussions in high school athletes are a dangerous problem that is on the rise today. Kids seem to want to fight through what they think is just “headaches” and take some sort of pill to get rid of the problem. What they don’t know is that they probably have a concussion and with keep playing they are putting themselves in harm’s way by doing this. Another problem in high school sports is that most schools don’t have a legitimate plan in place for when an athlete gets a concussion. Most schools don’t know how to test for concussion which could potentially put the athletes in harm’s way.
Concussions: Terrell (2004) defined concussions as a mild traumatic brain injury and occurs when the mental state of a person has been altered due to a direct or indirect hit to the head or surrounding area including the face or neck. STAR Rating: Rowson & Duma (2011) define the STAR Rating as “the Summation of Tests for the Analysis of Risk (STAR) equation relates on-field impact exposure to a series of 24 drop tests performed at four impact locations and six impact energy levels.” (p. 2130) Delimitations: This study will be delimited by the following factors: 1. Participants in this study will be delimited to college and high school football programs in the surrounding area. 2. Data will be collected from March 1, 2013 to March 17, 2013 or until enough data has been collected prior to March 17, 2013.
These are all symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Defined by the Mayo Clinic, PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event. The symptoms of this disorder can at times be so severe and painful that those affected by it often start ruining their health, their sanity, their families, and lose control of their lives. Official recognition of PTSD is fairly new, but history of combat-related stress goes as far back as the Civil War. During this war, soldiers were not deemed as “manly” if they succumbed to their traumatic
What Are Head Injuries? Head injuries are injuries to the scalp, skull, or brain caused by trauma. Concussions are the most common type of sports-related brain injury with an estimated 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports-related concussions a year. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that happens when the brain is jarred or shaken hard enough to bounce against the skull. This can happen when two athletes