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My First Post

Jiri is a firefighter who had his latest concussion after the car he was driving was in a T bone collision. The car that T boned him was actually swerving to avoid someone making an unsafe turn. Jiri didn’t hit his head in the accident, and actually got out of his car, letting his Emergency […]

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Concussions are more than Sports Concussions

Another new perspective from Tim Greve! Tim is an athletic trainer (certified athletic trainer, ATC) with a large hospital group in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area in Minnesota. He provides athletic training services to high school and youth sports. That consists of injury prevention techniques, recognition and evaluation of musculoskeletal injuries and emergency […]

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Accepting Help

This is Christine’s first article! Christine was a competitive soccer player from the age of seven, and began playing hockey later in life. Last year, while playing co-ed hockey, she when was inadvertantly struck in the head, snapping her neck to the side. She then noticed a “fuzzy feeling” as she tried to make it […]

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Introducing new writers!

Last week I wrote Would you like to write on Concussion Talk? and, so far, four people have expressed interest! In the coming days and weeks, I will introduce each writer, beginning with Christine! Christine will provide a different perspective from mine, which will hopefully allow more people to relate. I’m excited to share her article […]

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Would you like to write on Concussion Talk?

I hope that title interested you! Have you had a concussion or another type of brain injury and would like to write on Concussion Talk?  I am hoping to find more writers for Concussion Talk, including people who have had a brain injury (including concussion) and want to write about their experience recovering. What activities, […]

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Athletic Training: Why I Love My Job

I’m an Athletic Trainer. Oh, so you’re a gym teacher? NO.  Oh, so you’re a personal trainer? NO Oh, so you’re a strength coach? NO Wait, so what do you do? Believe it or not, this type of exchange actually happens a lot.  It’s funny, because athletic trainers (ATs) are everywhere. Most high schools, colleges, semi-pro teams, Olympic […]

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Photo Essay #NATM2015

Feel free to send in a note, picture, video about your favorite Athletic Trainer or the profession itself.  I don’t know where the credit goes but DANG ITS AWESOME!!! (click to enlarge) Tags: #NATM2015, Athletic trainer, Healthcare Professional Article source: http://theconcussionblog.com/2015/03/24/photo-essay-natm2015/

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New ideas from a great weekend!

Maybe it’s just left over excitement from last weekend, maybe it’s my inclination to try something different, maybe it’s simply my love of the sport, or maybe it’s all three. Regardless, I’m thinking differently about how I’ll approach swimming workouts, which will inevitably effect Pilates. This past weekend I went with the St. John’s Water […]

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Mouth Guards (5/5/14) — How is this study not retracted?

It has been nearly a year since I wrote this up, but it has been making the rounds again.  I honestly want to know why this “peer-reviewed” article has not been retracted.  This is one of the most blatant oversights I have witnessed in publications, and that is not hyperbole.  Read the following for yourself: […]

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Borland, Now What?

If you are interested in sports or the brain trauma/concussion debate you probably did not miss the news about Chris Borland’s abrupt retirement from the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers.  In case you missed it, he broke this news to Outside the Lines on ESPN. Since he made his decision there has been quite […]

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