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Clinicopathological Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Players of American Football, American Medical Association

CDC Heads Up Concussion Program

CDC Heads Up Concussion Program addressing Concussion in Sports among Kids and Teens, is a free online training course for Health Care Professionals, developed by CDC through support from the CDC Foundation and the National Football League. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and case studies, and provides an overview of what you, as a health care professional, need to know about concussions among young athletes. In this course you will (1) examine current research on what may be happening to the brain after a concussion, (2) understand why young people are at increased risk, (3) explore acute concussion assessment and individualized management of young athletes to help prepare for diagnosing and managing concussions on the sidelines, in your office, training room, or in the emergency department, (4) learn about the 5-Step Return to Play progression and helping athletes safely return to school and play; (5) focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season. In the course Resource Center, you can also access additional concussion information, videos, presentations by leading experts, fact sheets, and other tools.

FICS Treatment Form

FICS Treatment Form and Statistical Research

The new form was updated for the World Games 2013 to help standardize what information is collected during evaluation and treatment during events. It is then collated for statistical purposes to accumulate data on what types of injuries are treated, more common in a particular sport, and the post treatment outcomes. Following the World Games this year, these results will be published as they were in 2009 by Dr. Deb Nook and her research team from Australia.

This form is being shared with members to give an evaluation/treatment form option as well as another way to obtain data in a standard format for those who wish to return those to FICS following an event. If this is to be the case, then a notice must be posted stating that information on the form may be used for statistical/research purposes and participants must to sign a waiver. Prior to a large event if there is a desire to publish data this needs to be correlated through a college or the FICS Research Commission in order to obtain the necessary ethics protocols.

Click here to download a PDF of the form

Washington Post PPE Article

Below is a link to download the article in the November 2, 2006 Washington Post about Pre Participation Exams.

Physical Exams Required for Prep Athletes, but Questions Linger

Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Report

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. March 19, 2012

The supporters of the Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan (PABI) asked the ACA Sports Council to be present at the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health - U.S. House of Representatives, in Washington, D.C. on March 19th, 2012, to show our organizational support for the plan. Our Board of Directors asked Dr. Jay Greenstein, DC to represent us. He agreed, even though we were notified the Thursday before the meeting was to take place.

Dr. Jay Greenstein's Report TBI_Report_to_the_ACA_Sports_Council.pdf

Testimony from Bonnie Strickland, Ph.D. Division Director, Division of Services for Children With Special Healthcare Needs Maternal and Child Health Bureau - HHRG_-_TBI_Report.pdf

Pre Participation Physicals

This is an abstract done by Drs. Sorrentino, Sciarrilo, and Rinzler to assess the level of access Sports Chiropractors have to performing Pre-Participation Examinations (PPE's).

A Survey of Chiropractors Access to Perform Pre Participation Examinations

Sports Chiropractic

Chiropractic has made incredible in-roads into organized sports over the past few years. The ACA Sports Council's rapidly expanding Chiropractic Sports Network of over 3,000 events is proof of that fact. Sports Chiropractors are Doctors of Chiropractic who have specialized training in sports injuries and physical fitness. They are experts in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal structures. Sports Chiropractors are licensed in all fifty states and many countries throughout the world.

On this website you can find out about the exciting world of sports chiropractic. You can also learn how to locate a sports chiropractor in your area; all about the sports council publications; what's new in the field of sports chiropractic; the many benefits of membership in the Sports Council; and have access to useful links in the world of sports medicine.

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