Football Safety and Science

Hans DeviceAs reported by Life Science there are “5 ways Science could make Football Safer”. #1 Define Concussions, #2 New Helmets, #3 NECK STABILIZATION , #4 Mouthguards, #5 Helmetless Training

Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, a neurosurgeon and director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center and Erik Swartz, professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire, agree that IMPROVING NECK SUPPORT is important for reducing concussions in football.

“The flexible neck is producing concussions, restricting neck motion, or reducing how quickly the neck motion speeds up or slows down, could help prevent concussion, Ghajar points to NASCAR’s Head and Neck Support (HANS) device, which is a restraint that tethers a driver’s helmet to a shoulder harness. This device is not suitable for contact sports, but could give researchers ideas for stabilizing the neck to prevent concussions.”

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Learn more about how to protect the head and neck at impact by Dr. Donald Chu PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, Sports Performance Enhancement and Sports Medicine Specialists. And how to reduce rotational acceleration.

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