Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences
Travis Parent MS, ATC, CSCS
concussions, traumatic brain injury, soccer, football, headgear, University of Southern Maine, Thinking Matters Symposium
Concussions have become a hot topic among athletic health care, but there is still a great deal to learn. One specific population has been studied and research produced showing the effects of wearing protective headgear. For some reason, adolescent soccer players are more apt to suffer a concussion. Taking steps to reduce recovery time and make concussions less common is something that should be addressed. The studies done showing the effects of headgear in adolescent soccer players is a topic that needs to be more widely known.
Pendleton, Bayley, "Effects of Headgear on Concussions in Soccer Players" (2018). Thinking Matters Symposium Archive. 227.