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Incidence and Force Application of Head Impacts in Men’s Lacrosse: A Pilot Study

John M. Rosene, Christian Merritt, Nick R. Wirth, and Daniel Nguyen

. 15 As a helmeted sport where body contact is legal, men’s lacrosse players are exposed to repeated subconcussive impacts to the head. The potential implications resulting from these head impacts in men’s lacrosse remains undetermined, yet repeated head impacts have been reported to lead to

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Effect of Head Accelerations on Dynamic Balance in Collegiate Women’s Rugby

Eric Schussler, Ryan S. McCann, Nicholas Reilly, Thomas R. Campbell, and Jessica C. Martinez

are well understood 1 ; however, the effects of repeated subconcussive impacts on balance have not been fully elucidated. The number and severity of concussive injuries has been linked to a number of functional issues throughout the life span. 2 Repeated head impacts have been indicated to lead to a

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Season and Sport-Specific Adolescent Concussions via Online Surveillance in New Jersey Public High Schools 2015–2017

Derek G. Shendell, Tracy A. Listwan, Lauren Gonzalez, and Joseph Panchella

encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease linked to concussions and repeated head impacts. 3 Concussions and associated adverse health effects, however, are neither proprietary concerns of the NFL nor relegated solely to professional and collegiate athletics. 4 , 5 There is an increasing concern about

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An Accessible, 16-Week Neck Strength Training Program Improves Head Kinematics Following Chest Perturbation in Young Soccer Athletes

Enora Le Flao, Andrew W. Pichardo, Sherwin Ganpatt, and Dustin J. Oranchuk

especially apparent in adolescence when concussions are more likely 3 and more debilitating during these developmental years. 4 Recently, the repeated head impacts from heading soccer balls have received much attention and led to policy change. In 2015, US Soccer eliminated the heading of soccer balls for

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Balance and Cognition in Male Collegiate Lacrosse Players

Dennis W. Klima, Ethan Hood, Meredith Madden, Rachel Bell, Teresa Dawson, Catherine McGill, and Michael Patterson

visual processing speed. The connection between these constructs warrants key considerations for sports performance. First, while most head impacts do not result in concussion, repeated head impacts can cause changes in balance function. Memory, visual processing speed, and balance should be tracked

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Head Impact Exposure in Female Collegiate Soccer by Activity Type

Mary Frances Segars, Tanner M. Filben, N. Stewart Pritchard, Logan E. Miller, Christopher M. Miles, Joel D. Stitzel, and Jillian E. Urban

repeated head impacts during soccer practices and games. Soccer has one of the highest rates of sports-related concussions and the highest rate of concussions out of all female sports. 3 At the collegiate level, there are approximately 8.4 concussions per 10,000 athlete exposures (ie, one athlete