Dustin Fink

Where is Tech Going With Concussions

Technology is ever-expanding in all areas of our life; in my short time we have gone from land line phones and massive desktop computers that could play “Lemonade Stand” to handheld personal computers that is also a phone.  The point being that technology is amazing.  In the previous post we discussed how MRI now can […]

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Just keep at it

Eleven years ago my balance and mobility were better than good. My health was better than good. Ten years and seven months ago, I was a long way away from feeling anything remotely close to good about my balance and my mobility, or about my health at all. That was a drastic turn, and it […]

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Dear Time and Readers…

What in the world has happened?  It seems like months ago I was in New York on a huge stage sharing my opinion on athletic training and concussions; in particular secondary schools and adolescents.  Now looking at the blog I have realized it has been some time since posting. I would be lying if I […]

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Repost: Matt Chaney’s Take on Heads Up Football

The following was posted here on TCB 10/24/13, I feel with the traffic it has been garnering that it should be reposted at the top of the cue for the time being.  It is worth comment and questions… The post below is from Matt Chaney’s Blog, re-posted (in part) here with his permission.  We are […]

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Book Review by Dorothy Bedford: “Fourth Down and Inches”

Dorothy Bedford is an avid follower and contributor to The Concussion Blog.  She has offered up a book review – out of the blue and appreciated – for me to post here.  I have not read the book and if I get the chance may offer up my two-cents but until then I think that […]

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4th Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

April 16 and 17 in Washington DC – make your plans now!  Visit Site HERE. Now in its 4th year, Arrowhead’s Annual TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CONFERENCE  brings together researchers and clinicians from industry, academia, the military and government to present ground-breaking research in a variety of areas related to traumatic brain injury, including: Neuroimaging Clinical Trial Design Cognitive […]

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Helmet Minutia: What you need to know

I was dropped a line from a source back home (OK my dad) about reports recently on the news in Denver.  Here is the LINK to the 9news story that prompted my father to send the info.  I found the report very informative and brought forth many angles on the story of helmets. Meanwhile I […]

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Nick Mercer: Recovery is in the Eye of the Beholder

For those new to the blog, Nick Mercer is our only “staff” writer here at The Concussion Blog.  He provides a great layman’s perspective; one from a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury.  If you want to know why he does this – for us and himself – you can read THIS POST.  Thanks […]

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This is Interesting. Share Your Thoughts

I just saw this on Twitter from @NSAFitness, Time to Re-think the Zürich Guidelines? appearing as an editorial in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine March, 2014 issue. I can think of many reasons to re-think Zurich; the two biggest is no inclusion of return-to-learn/work and the obvious lack of coalition in concussions.  It may be a […]

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#tbt Post: Mild Concussions

Originally Posted January, 2011… Hogwash!  There is NOTHING mild about a concussion, period.  However media, teams, players and even medical staffs continue to use this nomenclature with this injury.  It is simply counterproductive to label this injury with a “mild” tag, and hampers the effort of everyone trying to increase awareness. Granted, those that have […]

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