Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
Chiropractors, Doctors at Odds Over New Concussion Law
by Laura A. Bischoff June 2014
Tanya Clark of Harrison Twp. talks to her son, Justin, at a summer league basketball game. Justin Clark, a 2013 Chaminade Julienne High School graduate, suffered a concussion during a 2012 game . COLUMBUS - Ohio's new law requiring that young athletes be pulled from practice or play if they appear to have suffered a concussion is likely to get a mini-makeover because of a dispute over who should be allowed to clear injured kids to return to competition. Chiropractors want in on the action. Medical doctors want to keep them on the sidelines, saying that chiropractors lack the training and expertise to diagnose and treat brain injuries in young athletes.
Free Youth Event Includes Baseline Concussion Test
by Pamela Dillon June 2014
Your family can have some serious fun this weekend. Serious, because parents can receive loads of good information about sports injuries to get their kids back on the playing field much faster.
Fifth Record Sought at World's Largest Swimming Lesson
by Michelle Piasecki Special to The Palm Beach Post June 2014
When as many as 80 children ages 3 to 14 take a dip in the cool waters at YMCA pool in Stuart at 11 a.m. Friday to learn swimming techniques, they will know they aren't alone. The children, their instructors as well as another group at Sailfish Splash Water Park across town will be part of the World's Largest Swimming Lesson. The 30-minute lesson is expected to surpass last year's world record of 32,450 swimmers at 432 facilities in 13 different countries all learning to swim at one time. So far, there are more than 800 locations in 26 countries signed up to participate with an estimated 50,000 participants.
Sensor Project to Expand from Two NFL Teams to All 32
by Tom Pelissero, @TomPelissero, USA TODAY Sports June 2014
More NFL players are likely to wear sensors that assess head impact in games this season as the league and the NFL Players Association expand a project proponents hope will help them tackle the concussion issue.
USA Hockey Policy Statement on the Look-Up Line
by Super User June 2014
Source: USA Hockey
The USA Hockey Board of Directors approved the Policy below regarding the Look-Up Line at the Saturday June 7th, 2014 Board Meeting. Installation of the Look-Up Line is not required under USA Hockey rules, and USA Hockey has not taken a position about whether the Look-Up Line should be recommended. The specific policy passed by the USA Hockey Board of Directors is as follows:
More Green Bay Packers Battling Injuries with Yoga
by TYLER DUNNE, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2014
De Pere - To the left is a cinema straight out of 1955, where you can order a beer for $3.75 and watch a movie for $4. To the right is a wine bar. In between is a small green "Yoga" sign with an arrow pointing inside. Flow Yoga Studio is camouflaged along this quaint one-way segment of George St. Inside, a petite 36-year-old instructor bounds to her feet. She finds a yoga block from a closet, uses it as a seat cushion near the front window, and one beam of light - presumably from the football gods - shines directly onto Ryanne Cunningham.
Helmets Will Be Mandatory for Girls' Lacrosse in Florida
by Jodie Wagner, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2014
In an effort to protect against head injuries, the Florida High School Athletic Association will require girls lacrosse players to wear helmets beginning in 2015. The FHSAA adopted the measure at its Board of Directors meeting Tuesday in Gainesville. Boys lacrosse players already are required to wear helmets during competition.
AMA: Cheerleading as Rigorous, Risky as Any Sport
by The Associated Press June 2014
The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks.
Should Chiropracters Be Ruling on Athletes' Concussions?
by The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) June 2014
The Ohio legislature has ignored expert medical advice and put children at risk by opening the door for chiropractors to independently clear young athletes to resume play after they've suffered a concussion.
Report: 15- to 20-Year Old Females at Highest ACL Risk
by Dayton Daily News (Ohio) June 2014
A trend that sports medicine and orthopedic experts are seeing nationwide is knee injuries in female athletes. Females are 4.6 times more likely than males to have season-ending knee injuries.