Nation’s Leading Concussion Expert Addresses Chiropractors

Dr. Kyle Prusso, the current Vice President of the Professional Football Chiropractic Society, wrote an article for Dynamic Chiropractic highlighting the events that took place at the 2012 PFCS seminar featuring:

  • Robert Cantu, MD
  • Kevin Morris, ATC
  • Dan McClure, DC
  • Jeff Lease, DC

The Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS) recently hosted Robert Cantu, MD, neurosurgeon and consultant to the National Football League’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee, at the society’s 6th Annual Educational Symposium.
Dr. Cantu, one of the top experts in the field of concussion in sports, has been instrumental in the development and implementation of standard practices pertaining to the management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

Dr. Cantu presented to a room overflowing with more than 130 chiropractors, chiropractic students, and representatives from the NFL. His three-plus hours of presentation consisted of current research, standard practices for diagnosis and management, as well as answers to questions from the audience….

To read the rest of the article, pleas visit Dynamic Chiropractic.

By | 2018-03-11T17:04:44+00:00 February 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Being In Indianapolis During The Scouting Combine

Super Bowl XLVI came and went this past Sunday with the New York Giants defeating the New England Patriots in one of the closest contests in Super Bowl history, and with that, another NFL season is officially in the books. If you are like myself, your sights have already been turned to the upcoming season and what is in store for your home team. I happen to be from the Seattle area and the Seahawks are my home team. Our offseasons here in Seattle have been a blur with Pete Carroll and John Schneider almost completely turning over the roster in two short seasons. I have actually been following several mock draft websites like Walter Football for months now trying to figure out what my team will do in the upcoming draft and over the offseason, and I have done it for at least the past five years as well. It is now crunch time for the draft eligible players. It is time for them to show each team why they should be drafted. The top seniors have had a shot to show what they can do in the senior all-star games. For some, their hype is building. For others, their stock is falling. They now have only a few more weeks to prepare for the College Scouting combine that will take place in Indianapolis at the end of the month.

Indianapolis is the center of the football world while the NFL holds it’s annual combine. While the coaching staffs of each […]

By | 2018-03-11T17:04:44+00:00 February 8th, 2012|Seminars|0 Comments

Concussions In The NFL

If you have followed the NFL at all in the last few years, you know that concussions have become a very big deal. If you play Fantasy Football, you know that a concussion to one of your players could be the kiss of death to your Fantasy Championship dreams. That player may still be able to run, jump, catch, or throw, but he will not be able to return to the field until he is cleared. Five years ago, that very same player might have been able to return to the very same game or practice in which he was injured. The NFL and other major sporting leagues and associations have begun to crack down on concussions in order to protect the players that are participating in these high impact type of sports. New information is coming out at an alarming rate that shows the impact that concussions have on those who sustain them. Below is a list of the steps that the NFL has taken to reduce the damage done to players who sustain concussions:

  • Prior to 2007, players that suffered concussions may have been allowed to return to action in the very same game in which the incident occurred.
  • In 2007, the NFL adopted it’s first set of guidelines on return-to-play criteria based on a medical conference held specifically to discuss concussions. These new guidelines would not allow players to return to a game or practice in which he lost consciousness and that a player must be completely asymptomatic and pass his neurological tests normally before returning to play. In addition, the NFL agreed to expand neurological testing for all players, particularly those who had suffered a concussion before. If a player suffered a concussion […]
By | 2018-03-11T17:04:44+00:00 February 5th, 2012|concussion|0 Comments

NE Patriots and NY Giants: The Essential Role of Chiropractic Care to Super Bowl XLVI

The Foundation For Chiropractic Progress released a press release yesterday highlighting the the role that chiropractic has played for the two teams that will be involved in Super Bowl XLVI:

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Feb. 1, 2012 – As the New England Patriots and New York Giants prepare to play on the biggest stage of all for football fans – the XLVI Super Bowl, February 5, 2012, Indianapolis, Ind. — the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care, points to the role of the team Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) in optimizing functionality, endurance and overall conditioning. Dr. Michael Miller of the Patriots and Dr. Robert DeStefano of the Giants explain that chiropractic is fundamental to the consequences of jarring impacts, enhancing body mechanics and joint motion while improving structural balance vital to preventing and addressing many common injuries.

“Professional athletes rely greatly on the coordinated efforts of the entire healthcare team, comprised of athletic trainers, rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, orthopedists and chiropractors,” says Dr. DeStefano. “With the exception of 24/7 availability, preparing for Super Bowl is no different than the regular season. As injuries present themselves, we work systematically to provide the athlete with the care needed. In the end, we hope for quick recovery and high-level performance.”

Dr. Miller, who notes that the Patriots have dedicated their season and championship wins to Myra Kraft, the late wife of the team’s owner Robert Kraft, adds, “Most of our players will get adjusted prior to games to adequately prepare their bodies for battle. Several times during the playoffs, incidents occurred that required chiropractic care and, subsequent to sideline treatment, […]

By | 2018-03-11T17:04:44+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|Press Release|2 Comments