Head’s Up!

Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy Sports Performance, Bon Secours Orthopaedic Institute, kick, soccer player, soccer injury, concussion, sports performance specialistAs many youths are heading onto the soccer field, researchers are urging coaches and players to use proper heading technique to reduce the risk of possible traumatic brain injuries.

Although current data does not show a direct link to chronic traumatic encephalopathy – a neurogenerative disease caused my repeatedly injuring the brain – many neurologists say more study is needed, according to a study published in the January issue of Neurosurgery.

Meanwhile, players should use a ball size that’s appropriate for their age while “they develop the neck strength and posture control needed for proper heading technique,” a Neurosurgery news release states.

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