Assessment Tools for Concussions

As there is more awareness of the dangers of concussions, particularly when playing sports, most now realize that concussions have to be assessed early and that proper follow-up care is necessary. As a result, there are now several assessment tools available for the amateur, scholastic and professional level of athletes.

The following are some of the diagnostic and assessment tools now being used:

– The C3Logix system is an assessment tool that was initially used for research into Parkinson’s disease but is now being used to assess those with concussions. It determines rate of dizziness, balance and visual disturbances. The data is stored in the system, eliminating the guesswork, and makes managing brain injuries, and particularly concussions, easier. Tpad2’s are currently being used along with the C3 system as the assessment tool. A baseline assessment is done on players pre-season so that if there should be a suspected concussion then another follow-up assessment will be done to compare the two assessments in order to determine the degree of the injury. Another assessment may be done during the recovery period to determine rate of injury improvement and another before the player is allowed to return to the game. By doing these types of assessments, it ensures that no player will be allowed to play with any symptoms that have not been resolved. This data collection system assesses the neurocognitive symptoms, balance, reaction times, memory and motor function to determine brain health so that concussions can be better managed. It is portable and accurate and it is able to focus on moving objects and tests athletes at all levels.

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Not Letting Regrets Ruin the Quality of Your Life

At school, maps helped us understand the shape of the world, protractors helped solve the puzzles of geometry, and books of every shape and size helped us learn. But learning is often a process that involves acquiring tools and information. Unfortunately, when we’ve been out of school for many years, a large number of people leave learning behind.

Learning isn’t just about books and maps, it’ about taking the time and energy to fit in self-improvement in our busy lives. Wouldn’t be nice to enjoy the quality of life you want minus a few or even no regrets as you look back on each day, week, month or year?

Biggest Regrets

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Helping Victims of Strokes

More than 700,000 people suffer from a stroke each year in the United States. Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and the most common cause of long-term disability. One American dies of a stroke every four minutes.

It is thought that sensory stimulation, i.e.: gentle touching of the face and hands, etc., or talking in a soft voice to the person who is suspected of having a stroke may reroute the brain’s blood supply while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. By doing this, it is hoped that the stimulation may assist in keeping cells from dying while a person is experiencing a stroke.

There is also a drug available that breaks up blood clots if it is administered within three hours following a stroke. However, it doesn’t work for everyone and of course, getting help quickly is of paramount importance.

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A Friend Who Helped Me Stop The Cycle Of Fear And Anxiety

It’s amazing what my vitamin cabinet looked like after a while, I was a pill addict and there was no stopping me either. What had I become due to this anxiety disorder I thought to myself? How much money had I wasted on all of this stuff, as well as online miracle techniques that just just kept me coping with my panic and anxiety? It was sad to see, but in my mind back then I knew the instant cure was out there and knew my odds of potentially overcoming my panic and anxiety would increase if I tried everything on the market (not true as I found out the hard way). I learned that any kind of pill, whether they are herbs or prescribed medicine for anxiety, should never be thought of as a replacement for changing the daily habits that are creating negative experiences in our mental and physical well-being. In fact, the best thing anyone did for me during my search for a cure to my panic attacks and anxiety was what my best friend Mike did one day when I invited him over for a movie night.

Mike and I had known each other for just over ten years, and he has been there for me whenever I needed him. He was one of a handful of people I could possibly open up to that would understand what I was going through but I didn’t. I kept my issues with panic and anxiety away from my closest friends and family due to the fear of them distancing themselves from me, thinking that maybe I was crazy or something. That day that Mike came over, he was confused on why I was drinking tea rather than sharing a beer with him (anxiety and beer just didn’t mix for me). He had also noticed a lack of motivation and joy I had over the past few months in life in general, which of course was dragging him down as well. As he left the living room to grab another beer, he noticed my cabinet full of vitamins, herbs, prescriptions, and more. He started asking questions about them, and I started to explain to him that I was suffering from an anxiety disorder and how it was ruining my life in general. At that point, Mike grabbed a large garbage bag and dumped everything in the cabinet into it “what are you doing” I yelled at him, I couldn’t believe what he was doing, I was speechless. Mike was an upfront guy and someone I always looked up to because of his outgoing personality that people were attracted to. He was someone who made you feel good inside and people wanted to be around him. He said to me that from that day on I was allowed only one herbal supplement and one vitamin supplement. He was a physiotherapist and was actually quite knowledgable about anxiety disorders for some reason and had a decent idea of what was best for me, so he recommended a B complex combined with Kava Kava and that was it. He also showed me a road map of what I needed to change in my lifestyle habits to increase calmness and decrease stress.

I was grateful to Mike for keeping it simple, and was glad I had someone who I could turn to if I needed and it felt great. We all think that overcoming panic and anxiety naturally is scary, an unknown world that could cost us much time, effort, potentially money and pain. But the natural path ahead to create change is not as bad as you might think. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder it’s time to have an open mind and do your research, it’s time to see what naturally has worked for others, and it’s also time to see what this anxiety disorder is costing you in the many aspects of your life and take action because this is the fuel that you will need during those days you experience setbacks, and yes setbacks are a part of recovery which then leads me to the key ingredient on your recovery from anxiety… patience.

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Hypnotherapy Helps You Find What You Look for Within

Deep down within the paradoxical richness of empty space… If you are willing to go there, tell me what you will have found.

Our daily life is like surface of a lake, a river, a sea (depending on your container). There are always activities, good or bad. Things happen, expected or unexpexted. We often have challenges in our life. Then we spend a lot of time thinking about it, analyzing it, and trying to come up with solutions. We do things to “make it work”; meet people; strive for success; try things out to see which one works; draw conclusions based on our observations and social conditionings; call it chaos when we can’t figure out how…

Of course, some of the effort can be helpful temporarily, but often we get to a point where we realize that we are just spinning our wheels.

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