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Concussion headbands decrease risk

Colleen Adenan, Sports X-tra Editor

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As doctors notice the increase in concussions over the years, many have contemplated ways to decrease the risk of concussions among athletes. One possible solution is the creation of the concussion headband.

The ForceField FF headband was invented by Dr. C. J. Abraham. The headband was invented with the intention of preventing concussions without taking away from soccer techniques. Although the headbands were made with soccer players in mind, other athletes, such as basketball and lacrosse, wear them as well.

Junior Paige Britton got her concussion at the end of lacrosse season her sophomore year when she was hit in the head by the ball after someone missed a pass. She got another one in the summer when she was hit in the head with a lacrosse stick.

“I didn’t want to get another concussion and [the headband] looked like a good solution,” Britton said. “I think it looks fine, and there is no difference in my performance.”

The headband reduces the risk of injury, has an airflow system and absorbs sweat.

“It is a safe solution to concussions,” Britton said. “Although it can’t stop concussions, it definitely helps prevent them.”

 

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2 Responses to “Concussion headbands decrease risk”

  1. B.Q on August 7th, 2012 10:36 am

    I have to ask permission to go to my website.

  2. Dr. C. J. Abraham on April 24th, 2013 11:41 am

    Thank you for your kind review of our Forcefield FF Protecrive Sweatband. The headgear absorbs and dissipates up to 80% of the impact force for young children and over 50% for adults. Like every other protective heasdgear, our product significantly reduces those forces but cannot eliminate concussions.

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