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The Plank And The World Cup: Recovering from A Sports-Related Back Injury (Part III)


The end of June and first part of July became an exceptionally busy time at our house, juggling the final stretch of Physical Therapy for our son while trying to watch every second of the soccer World Cup coverage! Lucky for us, the Physical Therapy gym is well equipped with TV monitors, all tuned in to sports! Physical therapy

A Texas football mom and her son juggle his final stretch of physical therapy after a stress fracture of his back with watching the Team USA in the FIFA World Cup.

Bollinger Fitness Recalls Resistance Bands Due to Injury Hazard

A black plastic ball attached to the resistance band's door anchor can unexpectedly release and strike the user, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Consumers should immediately stop using the door attachment and contact Bollinger Fitness on instruction on how to receive a free replacement door attachment, including free shipping.

Selecting A Concussion Educator: Rosemarie Moser Recommends Experts With Extensive Clinical Experience

With demand for concussion education at an all-time high, who should sports programs hire to educate athletes, coaches, and parents about concussions? A leading concussion educator provides helpful advice on who to look for.

Selecting a Concussion Educator: Robb Rehberg Thinks Athletic Trainers Best Suited For The Role

With demand for concussion education, not just for parents, coaches, and athletes, but, for health care professionals as well is at an all-time high. But who should sports programs hire to educate athletes, coaches, and parents about concussions? MomsTEAM asked a number of leading concussion educators. (first in a series)

NATA Releases Executive Summary Of Revised Exertional Heat Illness Position Statement

NATA has released an executive summary of a new position statement on exertional heat illnesses revising its 2002 statement to reflect new research and expert consensus.

AFL Becomes First Professional Sports League to Require Helmet Impact Sensors

The Arena Football League (AFL), in partnership with Brain Sentry, has become the first professional sports league to require helmet-mounted impact sensors to alert sideline personnel to hits that may cause concussion.

Reebok-CCM Recalls Throat Collars Due To Laceration Hazard

Throat collars have been decertified by BNQ in Canada due to the risk that a skate blade could penetrate the collar, posing a laceration hazard to the throat.
Reebok-CCM Throat Collar recalled by CPSC

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled throat collars and contact their local hockey dealer to return the product for a full refund or replacement, or contact Reebok-CCM for information on how to return the product directly to Reebok-CCM for a replacement or full refund.

Back in Action, If Not In The Game: A Halftime Report On A Teenager's Recovery From A Stress Fracture Of His Spine

First, a thank you

In my last blog I wrote about my son's back injury and the start of physical therapy, but before I report on his progress, I want to extend a special thank you to everyone who contacted me after reading my blog post. My intuition told me that the fractured spine he suffered is an injury that has affected many other youth athletes and families. I was completely overwhelmed by the number of people who called, emailed, IM'd, commented on the blog site, or ran me down (figuratively, at least) in the grocery store to ask about my son. Thank you all so much.

After suffering a stress fracture of his lumbar spine, a 13-year-old Texas football player begins rehabbing his injury with rigorous physical therapy. His mom provides a halftime report from the sideline.
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