The Balance System is a pad the person can
stand on. The pad can tilt to twenty degrees. This system provides
balance testing with objective data to normal data where the person
that does not have a concussion. This program comes with a USB port
connection to hook up to a lap top computer. This Biodex Balance
assessment includes a software program that takes the athletic trainer
through base line testing. It also provide post injury evaluation and
To help prevent concussions a program called
"The Halo" uses a piece of equipment that strengthens the neck which
is a factor in concussion prevention. The Halo is designed to get a
dynamic neck strengthen system. It is designed to get a full
contraction of the neck muscles by horizontal resistance of the head.
This equipment comes with a blatter that is filled with air to fit
different head sizes. The Halo helps build strength and flexibility.
This helps dissipate the force of an head impact. After an impact to
the head you can slow down the motion with a strong neck. If the
athletic has good range of motion in the neck there is more time to
slow the hit down. By doing so they can help prevent a
repeated blows to the head.
More help can be obtained to prevent
concussions from using an impact sensing mouth guard. This type of
mouth guard does not prevent a concussion but informs the athletic
trainer that a blow to the head might have caused a concussion. The
Biometrics Impact Sensing Mouthguard fits tightly into the upper
teeth. This is due to the fact the upper teeth are rigid to the skull
and can measure if the skull has moved due to a high impact. The data
is recorded and sent to a lap top in real time. If the impact exceeds
a certain level an alarm goes off and alerts the trainer to a sizable
hit. Assessing a person for a concussion is one of the athletic
trainers most important jobs.
The X-Band design of the Premier has a low profile and a high level of
protection and comfort. The adjustable lightweight cross-strap
construction in addition to the interchangeable occipital padding
makes the Premier the most unique and advanced headgear in the game.
The inner lining of the Premier is constructed with moisture
management fabric to accelerate moisture evaporation, allowing the
player to keep his head in the game. It is based upon feedback from
professional players and use under real game conditions, and
therefore, is ideal for those athletes who play full out at the
highest levels of the game.
Concussion Prevention Head Bands