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Introducing South Africa’s Groundbreaking Schools Concussion Programme

Introducing South Africa’s Groundbreaking Schools Concussion Programme

Written by on March 8, 2024 in Concussion Articles

Your Brain Health proudly announces its sponsorship and support for launching an innovative initiative to transform student-athlete safety in South Africa. The Schools Concussion Programme, a collaborative effort between renowned Sports Medicine expert Professor Jon Patricios and cutting-edge technology NeuroFlex, is poised to redefine how schools safeguard their students’ health, drawing inspiration from professional athlete medical protocols.

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NeuroFlex® In Practice – A Case Study

NeuroFlex® In Practice – A Case Study

Written by on January 23, 2024 in Neuropsychological Testing

The NeuroFlex® platform uses virtual reality technology to track head and eye movements, to scientifically determine whether a concussion has taken place, taking away the guess work. Results are combined with expert assessment and treatment, to accurately diagnose if a concussion is present, and develop a personalised recovery plan to facilitate safe return to the play.

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Concussion: what it is and how sports science is making rugby safer

Concussion: what it is and how sports science is making rugby safer

Written by on September 18, 2023 in Concussion Articles

Two decades ago there were only two criteria used to diagnose concussion. Jon Patricios, a sport and exercise medicine physician and co-lead author of the latest international consensus statement on concussion in sport, discusses the science of head injuries and some of the protocols adopted by World Rugby to make the game safer.

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Concussion Headliners: Behind the Scenes with the Experts, Hosted by Steve Broglio

Concussion Headliners: Behind the Scenes with the Experts, Hosted by Steve Broglio

Written by on September 18, 2023 in Concussion Articles

Episode 17: Jon Patricios, Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine. We’re heading overseas this time with Jon Patricios, Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine. A third-generation South African from Johannesburg, Jon talks about his commitment to excel as a leader.

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SA sports doctors lead the world in preventing, treating concussion

SA has played a leading role in developing new world guidelines onhow to prevent and reduce the risk of concussion in sport. By Claire Keeton, Senior features writer at TIMES LIVE.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CONCUSSION

Written by on September 11, 2023 in Concussion Articles

“Even after a doctor’s consultation, the person should not be left alone, even if they are cleared to go home, as anyone who has suspected concussion must be monitored for any change in their condition,” warns Patricios, who is the founder and a director of Sports Concussion South Africa.

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Undiagnosed concussion can have dangerous consequences

Undiagnosed concussion can have dangerous consequences

Written by on September 4, 2023 in Concussion Articles

Continuing to play sport with an undiagnosed concussion can have dangerous or potentially even fatal consequences, warns Professor Jon Patricios. director of Waterfall Sports Orthopaedic Surgery based at Netcare Waterfall City Hospital. Copyright Novus Group (Pty) Ltd.

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International expert panel revises concussion protocols to mitigate against harmful consequences

International expert panel revises concussion protocols to mitigate against harmful consequences

Written by on June 21, 2023 in Concussion Articles

Concussion and its harmful impact are on the frontline battle of the sports medical field as more and more athletes suffer the effects of brain trauma later in life.

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Sports Concussion South Africa collaborates with the University of Calgary in International Concussion Course

Sports Concussion South Africa collaborates with the University of Calgary in International Concussion Course

Written by on March 4, 2020 in Concussion Articles

Take a free, non-credit online course on concussion with UCalgary and Université Laval. The seven-week course is open to those who are interested in preventing, detecting and managing concussions.

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Paediatric Concussion

Written by on August 28, 2019 in Children and Concussion

Concussion Rates in School Sports

Dr Janesh P Ganda, Sports and Exercise Physician

It was recently estimated that 3.8 million recreation and sport related concussions occur annually in the United States (2).
A lack of a proper Injury tracker in youth sports (2), makes this number in accurate for concussions in the paediatrics population, however, highlights the need for school injury surveillance to be able to quantify concussions in this population group. Represents approximately 8.9% of all high school injuries in the USA. (3)

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