Ways To Prevent Concussions: High Schools Adopt A New Online And Mobile-based Concussion Management System!By Vinay Patel, UniversityHerald Reporter
With new developments in domains of technology and medical science, detecting, treating and preventing concussions has become comparatively easier.
In a bid to recognize and respond to injuries such as brain trauma, local high schools are adding an array of tools to their arsenal. Not long ago, the Spotsylvania County school system introduced an advanced sports concussion platform dubbed XLNTbrain Sport that encompasses all its students involved in sports.
The University of Mary Washington too adopted the concussion management system that operates online as well as on mobiles. The Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association urged Fredericksburg Christian School to move in the same direction and as a result, the school enrolled it's coaches in USA Football's Heads Up Football program, which promotes player safety, Fredericksburg reported.
A concussion is often considered a mild, traumatic brain injury, Mary Washington, head athletic trainer Ian Rogol pointed out.
She added that their efforts are in direction to make people aware of the seriousness of a concussion and eliminate common belief surrounding it which imply "it'll be fine in about 10 minutes."
"Well, no," she added.
With intentions to boost its ability to keep an eye on student athletes in case of a brain injury, The Spotsylvania school system opted for XLNTbrain Sport. The recently-introduced program will be a crucial part of the school system's comprehensive concussion management protocol.
Concussions have become common, and are in fact part of the daily news, and alarmingly part of daily life too.
The most recent NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll, which was organized in the first half of March, divulged that out of four people, at least one has suffered a concussion, NPR reported.
About 23 percent of those surveyed declared they had suffered a concussion in the past - among those who confessed they've had a concussion, over three-quarters opted for a medical treatment.
But if brain injuries are so common, why seek medical treatment?
According to Dr. Christopher Giza, director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program, humans are designed to recover from these kind of damages.
Nearly half of people who had concussions at some point in life admitted experiencing it only once. While very few had two or three concussions, nearly 16 percent admitted having four or more concussions.
The poll was based on people reporting of concussions themselves, thus there are possibilities that the respondents could have either diagnosed themselves or were actually treated by a medical professional.