January 22, 2020

The world of concussions continues to be embroiled in contradiction, conflict of interest and confusion. In an excellent article by Shelia Dingus, the topic of academic fraud and its ramifications to concussion research and concussion care are discussed. Author and rep...

September 24, 2019

Concussions are once again in the news as the football season begins. Many articles have been published claiming that coaches at the youth level are well trained in concussions. But is this really the case?

But what are real people saying? "Kids should be allowed to bo...

August 22, 2018

Concussions and CTE. These have been the two buzz words in the sports headlines for the last few years. We read and see how concussions are managed in professional sports (recent World Cup) and the recent examples of this management are disconcerting. The NFL and NHL l...

August 16, 2018

Concussions are THE safety issue in sports today. Set up a Google Alert for “concussion” and your inbox will soon fill with articles like my inbox does every day. These articles discuss everything from research, laws, foundations, and new technology to professional spo...

July 9, 2018

We had the honor of presenting the NTX Athlete Health & Safety lecture. Below please a video of the presentation.

Here is a PDF of the slides as well. It is also on the North Texas Soccer Player Safety page here.

Be safe, be prepared! What's your plan?

July 1, 2018

Coach Fore,

Your article In Defense of Football has taken the 1st step and will hopefully be used as a bridge – a way to redirect the focus from contentious debate to proven, actionable safety steps.

We applaud your personal efforts to make football safer by securing ATs...

May 11, 2018

"The relationship between an athlete, a coach, an athletic trainer, and a parent can be a complicated one. When that communication falls apart, the results can be life changing, and a solution can seem impossible to find."

Read more....

March 22, 2018

"There were multiple points of failure through this whole case, but there were so many opportunities to do this right."

Mickey Collins, PhD

The following story is a horrible tragedy and the result of poor communication. Below is a brief chronology of events based on sev...