Concussions are a serious injury that can arise form heavy impacts tot he body that result in the skull being thrown around, and thus injuring the brain. Unlike a broken leg or an arm wound, a concussion can't be seen and treated immediately. Many people will go for days, weeks, months, and even years without knowing that they've suffered a major head injury. There are many ways to reduce the chances of a concussion, and just as many to prevent them outright, but assessing the effectiveness of each can be difficult.
But we here at CCCA have compiled a list of the Top 4 ways that you can help lower your own risk of a concussion, and help you prevent concussions outright. These are just our 4 choices, but they are incredibly effective.
1. If you're playing a full contact sport, know how to maneuver.
It is not uncommon for injuries to occur in a sport like football, as they involve using one's body as a tool to incapacitate opponents in order to increase the odds of scoring. But when players slam in to one another, they also increase their chances of causing severe damage to their brains. Thus, to reduce the chances of a concussion and severe injury, be sure to know the proper ways to maneuver your body when active on the field. Knowing the proper ways to; tackle, dodge, and take hits, can mean the difference between getting put on the field, and getting put in a hospital bed. This method is good for contact sports like hockey and football, where you throw your weight around, but it's not very effective for sports like soccer or basketball,where your risk of head injury is present, but not as manageable.
2. If something isn't feeling right, don't fight it.
Concussions can go undetected and thus rely on self reporting in order to be diagnosed and treated. Some of the common symptoms of a concussion are; short term memory loss, blurred vision over set periods of time, and a persistent pain at the point of impact. If you feel unusually sick, or are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is imperative to seek medical help and get things set up so that you can get treatment. Do not fight the symptoms. This is a valid method, but the human component does make it less effective depending on the individual.
3. A little common sense goes a long way.
Nothing helps prevent injuries like good old fashioned common sense. If you are about to participate in an activity that poses a chance of causing severe bodily harm, consider the pros and cons of going forward with said activity. Don't engage in activities that primarily pose a threat to the skull. This is effective for anyone who is willing to take the time to think things through.
4. Use our Impact-track helmet padding.
Our Impact-track helmet pads are designed to fit into all padding accessible helmets, including football helmets. Additional modifications can be made to allow them to fit inside of hard hats and even military helmets. The sensors have a Bluetooth connection feature that will link any set of pads to our CCCA Concussion Tracker app, and give you up-to-date information regarding the; total number of impacts taken for the day, severity level of impacts taken, recommendations of medical help to seek based on information gathered,
We are CougarCare, and we look out for you.
CougarCare Concussion Aid Grand Opening
PULLMAN, WA —Come experience the next evolution in concussion prevention on March 4th, 2019. CougarCare Concussion Aid is a revolutionary new smart device that will change modern concussion protocol forever during the University School Sports Medicine Fair. This innovative new product empowers athletes and trainers alike to take control of their own health and safety. Developed by a group of students from Washington State University, this system aims to reduce the risk of concussions in full contact sports, educate athletes and trainers on their own health, and eventually help prevent Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a devastating and debilitating condition.
Dr. Sara Bellum, MD., Dir. of Athletic Medicine and Team Physician for the University Team Big Cats will demo our device in her keynote presentation at the Sports Medicine Fair hosted by University School on the campus of Memorial College of Medicine in Spokane Washington. "This device is revolutionary," said Bellum, "It will change concussion protocol forever."
See for yourself the future of sports medicine and head trauma protocol on March 4th. Passes to the Sports Medicine Conference are available at memorialcollegeofmed.uni.edu/sports-med/gettickets. Take control of your health with CougarCare Concussion Aid. https://cougarcareconcussionaid.weebly.com/
Cougar Care Concussion Aid is a groundbreaking real-time concussion detection device. Combining sensitive impact sensors in any sports helmet and a Bluetooth connection to any IOS/Android phone application, trainers and parents will get up-to-the-second information of the severity of hits their players or children are receiving.
This technology isn't just used to track impact. As a business, we offer connections to various concussion therapy centers and doctors specializing in the field of cranial trauma. This way, we allow athletes of all kinds, and those working in fields that pose serious risk of head trauma (like construction and the military), to obtain near immediate access to help.
We care about those that need our help the most, and we care about those who are going to need our help even if they don't know it yet. Head trauma is a very serious issue, and the lingering affects can drastically alter someone's life. CCCA is here to reduce the number of people suffering any aspect of this.