Feasibility of early physical therapy for dizziness after a sports-related concussion/ A randomized clinical trial

For this study researches found patients between the ages of 10-23 and assigned them to one of two groups. The first group was the pragmatic, progressive therapeutic treatment group. In this group, the researchers prescribed different therapies based on the patients individual needs.  “For subjects who had cervical dysfunction (eg, cervicogenic dizziness and/or cervicogenic headache), … Continue reading Feasibility of early physical therapy for dizziness after a sports-related concussion/ A randomized clinical trial

Age differences in athletes and concussions

In a research study published in the Journal of Athletic Training Titled "Age Differences in Recovery After Sport-Related Concussion: A Comparison of High School and Collegiate Athletes" researchers found that age isn't a factor in recovering from a concussion. The researchers specifically found that between high school and college students there wasn't a change in recovery times. … Continue reading Age differences in athletes and concussions

Baseline Scores could predict Concussion outcomes

In some recent research by Custer et al. (2016), researchers examined differences in baseline scores and their outcomes after a concussion. The researchers divided the subjects into two groups "no symptoms" and  "high symptoms". The researchers then assessed the patients 2-7 days after their concussion with the IMPACT™ system. The researchers found that the "high … Continue reading Baseline Scores could predict Concussion outcomes

Playing through Concussions Leads to longer recovery

In recent research published in the Journal of Athletic Training Brenton et al. (2016) found that athletes who play through concussions take longer to recover. Overall the researchers found that within their population of 97 concussions at the university of Florida from 2008-2015. The researchers found a significant difference between those who reported their concussions … Continue reading Playing through Concussions Leads to longer recovery