Showing posts with label Helmet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Helmet. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dick's Sporting Goods Offers Free Concussion Testing for U.S. Schools

This morning Drew Brees was on the Dan Patrick show to promote a new initiative from Dick's Sporting Goods. The initiative called PACE - Protecting Athletes through Concussion Education - is offering free ImPact testing and software for middle schools and high schools in the United States.

PACE ImPact testing provides baseline information that can be used to determine if a student-athlete has suffered a concussion, the severity of a concussion, and when it is safe for a student-athlete to return to the field or court of play.

Applications for Education
The PACE initiative could be a very valuable resource for schools that cannot find it in their budgets to offer in-house baseline concussion tests.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Video and Reminder - Wear Your Bike Helmet

This morning I went out for a mountain bike ride in a local state forest. We had thunderstorms last night so things we're still quite slick this morning. As I was riding on a trail that I've biked before, I took a nasty fall and smacked my head hard on the ground. Fortunately, I was wearing my helmet and other than some new bruises on my knee, elbow, and shoulder I am fine. As I was driving home and reflecting I was reminded of a resource I reviewed a couple of years ago.

The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky offers some good resources about brain injury prevention. One of those resources is a short animated video designed to teach students about the need for wearing a helmet and how to wear helmets when biking or skateboarding. In the video students learn how to pick a helmet and how to properly fit a helmet. Watch the two minute video below.

Applications for Education
It's summer in the northern hemisphere and that means kids will be out on their bikes and skateboards. This video is a good, quick reminder to students to wear a helmet and wear it correctly.