Recent Study Finds Girl’s Soccer has Highest Rate of Concussion of any School Sport

In 2017, a study conducted by researchers led by Dr. Wellington Hsu, professor of orthopedics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, examined injury data collected between 2005 and 2015 from athletic trainers at participating U.S. high schools. The purpose of the study was to determine the risk student athletes face for suffering a traumatic brain injury, (TBI) most significantly presenting as a concussion. The results of the study were published throughout the news media, including USA TODAY.

Of the nine sports reviewed in the study, it was determined that Girl’s Soccer displayed the most concerning stats: 27% of all injuries reported in the sport were TBI’s. This is significant, as only 24% of all injuries reported in boy’s football were TBI’s. Clearly, awareness, training, and treatment is necessary -regardless of sport- to ensure students are both protected, and prepared to seek recovery as necessary.

Northern Physical Therapy has three certified concussion specialists on hand, ready to address the needs of any student in North Country school districts who has suffered a concussion. Jeff Kaplan, PT, Mindy Kaplan, DPT, and Emily McLellan, DPT, have completed thorough training and stand prepared to help every injured student return to school and play as quickly as possible.

For more information on how Northern Physical Therapy can treat your student suffering from a concussion, call 315-629-6255.

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