Football Safety and Helmet Weight

Football Safety Academy | helmet weightWhile significant research on football helmets has been aimed at reducing concussions, a recent study focused on the effect of “helmet mass (weight) on head and upper neck responses” concluded that the increased weight and mass of the helmet “is a possible explanation as to why there has not been a corresponding reduction in concussion rates despite improvements in helmets ability to reduce head acceleration”.

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Learn more about how to “stabilize the head and neck to the shoulders and upper back to act as a solid single unit during football impact thus functioning simultaneously not as separate units” by Dr. Donald Chu (bio) PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, Sports Performance and Sports Medicine Specialist.

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