HUGE congratulations to Charlotte Dujardin who broke the World Record for a Grand Prix Special score with 88.022% riding Valegro at the CDI Hagen. What was even better than Charlotte’s fabulous score was that she was wearing a helmet!!! Charlotte is sponsored by Charles Owen.
Olympian Darren Chiacchia joined Riders4Helmets at the Rolex 3DE this past weekend to sign autographs for fans (see photo gallery below) and discuss his 2008 accident in which he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Darren was joined on Saturday by mental skills coach and author Tonya Johnston who has just released her first book “Inside Your read more
“As a representative of JPC Equestrian and KEP helmets I am proud to be here at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event to support the Riders4Helmets program. What a wonderful opportunity for riders of all ages and disciplines to gain awareness on helmet usage and learn about some of the wonderful helmets on the market read more
Newswise — San Diego—With more than 1.7 million people sustaining a traumatic brain injury each year, the need to identify processes to limit inflammation and subsequent damage is critical. Approximately 275,000 people are hospitalized annually with traumatic brain injury, leaving 85,000 with long-term disabilities and taking the lives of more than 50,000. More than 5 read more
A great deal of good basic science research has and continues to get done, but mostly in silos. Standardizing what is known in clinical practice would be the smart way to optimize care for people with TBI.
The following is the discussion from a friend of mine of his helmet-less horse wreck and the lessons hopefully learned from it. I trust you will find it to be of interest. Normally he would have been wearing his helmet – John Leighty “So what happened? As many of you know on March 20 while read more
“This is why I NEVER ride without a helmet, and never ride alone. I ended up getting a concussion, had memory loss, fell in and out of consciousness for around six hours, had numbness in my hip for around a month, had my entire back scraped up, and have a small but deep scar on read more
Mechanical Tissue Resuscitation Technology Shows Promise Preventing Cell Death following Brain Injury
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., – April 18, 2012– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers seeking a successful treatment for traumatic brain injury have found that the size and extent of damaged tissue can be reduced by using a new device to prevent cell death. The research, the focus of a three-year, $1.5 million study funded by the read more