Life comes with risk. Sport heightens those dangers thrilling so, but for almost a century it has been recognised that brain injury sustained from contact sports can lead to chronic progressive brain damage and neurological symptoms.
As a sportsperson, you are always looking for ways to up your game, but injury can hamper your performance, or stop you playing all together — it’s time to protect your performance.
The brain is vulnerable, not just to a single impact, but also to the multiple, relatively minor impacts which are invariably unnoticed and undetected in sport and life.
What began initially with research into the effects of impacts to the head for American football (NFL) players has now opened a global discussion on the long-term consequences of brain trauma in sports.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive neurodegenerative disease caused by repetitive impacts to the brain can lead to dementia, and life-changing physical and cognitive symptoms for those affected, their family and friends.