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Sunday Part Two: Learning curve

As with last week, this second Sunday went well, albeit with fewer particpants. I’ve been tired this week, and I was out with friends on Saturday night, but it still felt good to get up on Sunday morning and go to the Pilates studio. As is so often the case with any exercise, I felt better […]

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NFHS Develops Concussion Guidelines for Football

In what has been a long time coming the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released the long-awaited guidelines from their concussion summit in July.  The NFHS is basically the governing body that most, if not all, states look to when implementing rule changes in sports, policies for participation and for sports […]

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Sunday

I taught my first Pilates class at Pony Locale yesterday. I’m happy about it and I’m excited to do more teaching! I’m a bit hesitant to say that the class went well because it’s not for me to decide. It went well if the participants all enjoyed it and felt good after the class. They […]

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My ebook, Detour!

Available here! I self published it, via Leanpub, on August 1, 2014, 11 years after my accident (coma and brain injury too) and almost 12 years after the completion of a two month bike trip across Canada. Click through to get to the link! Article source: http://www.concussiontalk.com/2014/10/30/my-ebook-detour-2/

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This Is Unacceptable, In My Humble Opinion

Yesterday I wrote about concussions and the difference between professionals and adolescents using Jamaal Charles as an example.  What happened last night on the professional field with millions watching was completely unacceptable, professional athlete not withstanding. Late in the third quarter of the game, last night, San Diego’s defensive back Jahleel Addae (#37) ran into […]

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Reflecting on the Past Three Years with PCS

Recently in my college writing class, I was assigned to write a paper on a learning experience. Naturally, I chose to write about living with a brain injury. I hope that this can be of help to anyone suffering, or any caregivers who may need hope. Sunglasses on, and slumped in my seat, I awaited […]

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Jamaal Charles; No Different Then Vast Majority of Competitive Athletes

Last week when the Chiefs played the Chargers running back Jamaal Charles scored a touchdown and was blasted in the end zone by Brandon Flowers.  A shot that Charles bounced up from and headed to the sideline while Flowers was slow to get to his feet.  The hit was helmet to face mask and the […]

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Terry Ott: Concussion Coverage from Canadian Media is Woefully Lacking

The original purpose of The Concussion Blog was – and still is – to inform those that choose to look about concussions.  Part of this goal has been looking deeper into issues and “lip service” given to the brain injury we know as concussions.  In 2010, when the blog began, this was a novel idea […]

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Constantly Learning and Watching: There is a Time to Act

It has been a truly busy season – in regards to injuries – where I perform my “day job”.  I was going over some records that I keep and this season has been the busiest in my 15 years.  In fact, when discussing with peers they too have had a high volume of injuries in […]

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Concussions at School: Are You Ready?

Concussion lawsuits have now extended beyond the NCAA to high school and youth sport organizations. While it is not possible to eliminate the occurrence of concussions, it is possible to learn ways to better manage the symptoms and those who are affected. Recently, the NCAA was hit with a flurry of lawsuits—some of them class […]

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