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Is the NFL finally getting rid of the concussions?

The numbers are finally out! Last Thursday, the NFL revealed a drop in diagnosed concussions for the year of 2018. Throughout the 2018 regular season, 135 concussions were diagnosed, corresponding to a 29% reduction compared to the 190 concussions diagnosed in the 2017 season. Let’s put it simply: on average, …

Will Back Protectors Eventually Prevent All Back Injuries?

January 14th, 2007, Montgenevre, France. I had been looking forward to this race for months. At 11 years old, I was finally going to be competing in my first major race. The day before the competition was spent by my coach preparing my brand-new skis in the best way possible: …

Video Restoration Innovation Restores Holocaust Testimony

WHEN STEVEN SPIELBERG came up with the idea of collecting testimony from survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust after he made “Schindler’s List” in 1993, time was not on his side. The number of those who endured the horrors of World War II was dwindling at an alarming rate and the …

Pokémon GO… And Get Injured?

From the beaches of Santa Monica to the streets of Manhattan, there is one constant — masses of people losing themselves in the virtual splendor of Pokémon Go. After its launch on July 6th, the location-based augmented reality game became the top grossing app in the United States within a …

Professional Service Spotlight National Biomechanics Institute

Expert witnesses have played an integral role in the judicial system for hundreds of years. They can be traced as far back as 1782, when the well-known British civil engineer, John Smeaton appeared before an English court on a case relating to the silting-up of the harbor at Wells-next-the-Sea in …

The (Mismatched) Evolution of Man and Its Influence on Injury

The fundamental ethos of natural selection dictates that species optimally adapt to a given environment over time. A present-day demonstration of this evolutionary principle is the pink salmon of Auke Creek, Alaska. This resilient species of fish migrates sooner every year in order to adapt to a global-warming-induced 0.5-degree-Fahrenheit annual increase in …

Injury by CrossFit

Death by deadlift! Pungent terminology to some, but if you’re a CrossFitter, it’s pure humdrum. There have been endless articles and blogs that have advocated for or against CrossFit. Those for it wax eloquent on its perceived benefits, like improving physical strength, endurance, range of motion and even appearance. So, you’re saying when you …

Kobe Bryant: Delusional or a Symbol for Change?

Simply put, Kobe Bean Bryant — i.e. the (self-proclaimed) Black Mamba — is a basketball legend. Unlike Paul Pierce who gets wheeled off the court with a hurt ego, the Mamba tears his Achilles, sinks two-free throws and walks to the sideline under his own power. NBA Championships, Olympic gold, scoring titles and MVPs …