Leg Weakness In A High School Football Player
A high school football offensive lineman indicated he needed to be removed from a football game. He was observed to be stumbling toward the sideline and he stated that his right leg would not support him and the leg felt numb.
Subdural Hematoma In A High School Football Player
Author: Bill Moreau, DC, DACBSP, CSCS Moreau Chiropractic Clinic, Estherville, Iowa Category: Head, neck and spine HISTORY: During a high school football game an 18-Year old high school player developed symptoms of decreased sensation and muscle weakness of the right leg. This was discovered during a time out. He was removed from play for sideline… View Article
Reporting Frequency Of Concussion In High School Football
Football injuries account for more concussions than any other sport in North America. The actual frequency of concussion in high school football is controversial. The annual incidence of concussion in a single football player is identified in the literature as ranging from 3.6% to 47%.
The Diplomates: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
Bill Moreau, DC, of Estherville, Iowa, huddled on the sidelines as the injured high school football player complained that his legs felt odd and his head hurt. Minutes later, the player collapsed, started vomiting, and went into convulsions. Dr. Moreau, a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP), suspected the player had suffered a subdural hematoma, and immediately began administering oxygen, which he had brought along in case of need, and providing other supportive care while an ambulance was summoned.
Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT)
This tool represents a standardized method of evaluating people after concussion in sport. This tool has been produced as part of the Summary and Agreement Statement of the Second International Symposium on concussion in Sport, Prague 2004. Follow this second link on the topic to see the SCAT Card, (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool), MEDICAL EVALUATION.
The Chiropractors’ Role in Reducing Catastrophic Football Injuries
Every doctor of chiropractic has the basic skills to help protect athletes from suffering catastrophic head and neck injuries in football. I have officiated football for 10 years and many football injuries I’ve observed could be prevented through education of the athlete, coaching staff, and administrators. Doctors of chiropractic need to become involved in this… View Article