Pat Bishop comments on causes and prevention of concussions

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Education and enforcement: keys to preventing concussions

Pat Bishop, retired professor of kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, comments on the connection between concussions and sports equipment. Although helmet designs have improved, he explains, “The injury is caused by a rotational motion and acceleration of the head and at the present time there is no helmet that will protect against rotation of the head, or of the brain.”

“Concussion is preventable mainly through proper behaviour on the part of players and proper rule enforcement and supporting officials when they call hits about the head.”

Read article at The Record