Fairfax Media Opinion Feature
Contrary to the common refrain that concern for athletes' health 'makes footy soft', efforts to make Australian Rules Football a safer sport helps players get the most out of their careers and—more importantly—enjoy health in retirement. Neurophysiologist Dr Alan Pearce shares his unique insights from working with athletes who've experienced concussion.
Exclusive story on Seven News Melbourne with Dr Alan Pearce discussing post traumatic concussion. The impact it has and the research that is needed.
Alan presented a late breaking abstract at the ACSM Annual Meeting in Minneapolis on June 2, 2018.
"Quantifying Head Impact Dynamics in Community Level Australian Rules Football".
This is the first study to present head impact data in Australian Rules Football at the non-elite level. The data collected on head impacts in this study was via an innovative instrumented mouth guard, the first time such a device has been used to collect head impact data in non-elite sport.