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The Arizona Cardinals recently hosted more than 100 mothers and youth football players at a Moms Football Safety Clinic, which took place at the Universidad del Valle de México.
The program covered proper tackling, equipment fitting, heat and hydration education, and concussion awareness. Former Cardinals joined the attendees for on-field drills.
Following the Moms Clinic, 100 youth football coaches participated in a Heads Up Football Player Safety Coach Clinic, where they were introduced to proper equipment fitting, heat and hydration education, and concussion awareness. Anderson and Cantu led the coaches through Heads Up Football tackling drills.
Concussion Health, an online provider of education and tools for concussion management, announced that Hubbard Chiropractic Clinic, Newton, KS, has been designated a “Concussion Health Certified Center,” following the clinic’s successful completion of their competency based certification program. This certification signifies what is a growing trend for clinics like Dr. Hubbard’s who recognize the need to provide enhanced concussion management.
Dr. Sean Hubbard, like others in his field, studies and researches the latest in treatment protocols, science, and technology. As an example, he recently implemented “the Humac Balance System to objectively help in the diagnosis of balance problems often associated with concussion.” Balance, as has been determined, “is one of the three assessment pillars, along with cognitive testing and a symptom checklist for making safe return-to-play decisions following a head injury.”
Said Dr. Hubbard about concussions in general, “We do not only use our knowledge of concussion on athletes. Playground accidents, slips, falls and motor vehicle collisions are leading causes of concussion. There is a big focus on athletics and the concussions that happen on the practice and game field, but I also want people to understand it is not just athletes that are getting concussions.”
“Hubbard Chiropractic Clinic exemplifies our shared goal of improving the healthcare outcomes of athletes and their families through the use of best practices,” said Bridgett Wallace, Concussion Health CEO and co-founder. “As part of our commitment to our partners, we’ll provide the Hubbard Chiropractic Clinic staff members with a full year of clinical support.”
According to the CDC, this year, it’s expected that 1 in 10 athletes will experience a concussion. Also noteworthy, emergency room visits for most sports and recreation-related concussions (65%) involve youths, age 5–18.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is arguably the nation’s hotbed when it comes to high school football.
So it should surprise no one, given the intensity of K-12 football in that market, that it may one day become a nerve center for concussion clinics.
News broke last week that both Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas have opened concussion outpatient centers, the first of their kind in North Texas that are dedicated to sports concussions, according to Texas Health Resources.
Dr. Damond Blueitt, medical director of the Fort Worth clinic, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that his center will ensure that young athletes will be “promptly seen by a concussion specialist who can accurately determine whether the athlete may return to competition.
“You see a lot of concussions that go to primary care physicians or other physicians who may or may not be comfortable treating them,” he said. “There are a lot of concussions out there that may go undiagnosed or may not be treated as serious they ought to be treated.”
Blueitt said the Fort Worth center has between six and eight staff members, a number that could go up depending on patient volume.