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200 Dublin schoolboys take part in rugby concussion study

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/05/2016. 200 Dublin schoolboys take part in rugby concussion studyTags: Parenting

Sports Surgery Clinic last week launched a pilot study to assess the effects of rehabilitation post concussion in adolescent rugby players and the development of a Concussion Passport screening service.  The aim of the study is to collect data using a comprehensive range of computerised, exercise and physiological tests before and after a concussion, which will improve understanding of concussion management and how to treat it effectively, and ultimately, will make players safer in return to play. 
In partnership with the five Dublin schools listed below, Sports Surgery Clinic will screen 200 schoolboy rugby players for symptoms of concussion in pre-season 2016/2017 using a series of cutting-edge investigations.  Sports Surgery Clinic has invested €700,000 to support the pilot study and fund the equipping of a state-of-the-art concussion testing and rehabilitation facility.

  • Blackrock College
  • St. Michael’s College
  • St. Andrew’s College
  • Gonzaga College
  • St. Mary’s College

    Throughout the rugby season, the children will be monitored and any concussive event experienced during play will result in immediate access to treatment, monitoring of symptoms and rehabilitation under the care of sports medicine physicians at Sports Surgery Clinic.  Post concussion test results will be measured against pre-season baseline results and recorded, outcomes of which will be provided to the player, his parents and his GP via an online portal.


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