Concussions in Girls Sports: UW-Madison study, the largest in the U.S.

Concussions in Girls Sports: UW-Madison study on soft shell headgear largest in the U.S. UW-Madison has recently conducted the largest study of it’s kind on soft shell protective headbands. The study followed nearly 3,000 female soccer players, mostly in Wisconsin area high schools. Researchers initially found it difficult to convince coaches to take part. In […]

Could soccer headgear reduce concussion risk?

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. And participation is rising in the United States, where it’s widely considered a safer alternative to other contact sports like football, which is facing heightened scrutiny as media coverage of brain injuries among NFL players has trained a spotlight on the sport’s risks. But soccer players […]


MMA Head Injuries & Other Long Term Damage

Athletes that participate in mixed martial arts know to expect injuries. It’s just part of the sport. However, they may not realize the seriousness of the injury and the long-term damage it can inflict. Permanent damage often results from the person returning to fighting before they have completely healed. Brain Injuries The most common and […]

Common Injuries in Volleyball

When you think of sports injuries, activities like football, boxing and mixed marital arts come to mind. You may not think many injuries in volleyball happen since it isn’t a contact sport. After all, you’re only supposed to use your hands to hit the ball. Unfortunately, injuries in volleyball like concussions are more common than you might […]