"In the run up to the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta, the NFL has announced a significant drop in concussions as a result of several safety-related rule changes."Read More
The RMT Education Project
Interpreting and applying research to the field of massage therapy.
Posts look at ideas, discoveries and developments in the fields of sports medicine, neuroscience, pain physiology and clinical anatomy.
"Research has documented that concussion results in symptoms synonymous with the disturbance of the ANS such as nausea and vomiting, headaches, dizziness, vertigo and blurry vision, to name a few."Read More
The most commonly reported symptoms are occipital headache, blurry vision, nausea, dizziness, balance problems, a “foggy feeling,” difficulty with concentration, difficulty with memory, fatigue, confusion, drowsiness, and irritability.
Image Credit: Andreas Vesalius' Fabrica, published in 1543, showing the base of the human brain, including optic chiasma, cerebellum, olfactory bulbs, etc.
"Recognize, remove, rest and recover before returning to sport. Those are key points about sport-related concussion stated in the 5th International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport."Read More
Researchers classify post-traumatic headaches as migraine headaches or tension-type headaches. In these demographics soft tissue irritation and subsequent nerve sensitization may be a major contributor to symptoms. There is also evidence that temporomandibular disorder may be a contributing factor to cervicogenic headaches.Read More
"Entangled in the enthusiasm and attention to professional football is the conversation of concussive injury and how playing professional football is related to brain injuries, neurocognitive problems and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)."Read More