concussion

Concussions And Riding: What You Need To Know

The 7th Annual University of Kentucky Equine Showcase hosted presenter Dr. Fernanda Camargo, DVM, PhD, who reported on recent research involving horse-related injuries and assessing concussions in riders. Camargo was instrumental in the launch of the Saddle Up Safely initiative, a coalition of 40 public health, medical and horse organizations in North America. Saddle Up […]

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Concussions: Study Shows That CranioSacral Therapy Improves Symptoms

New research has demonstrated that CranioSacral Therapy could improve symptoms of concussions, reports horsetalk.co.nz. A study of former pro-football players who had suffered a traumatic brain injury showed that CST improved their range of motion, pain, sleep, and cognitive function. “Contrary to the orthodox medical operating assumption, osteopaths since the 1930s have maintained that the cranial vault – the […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Undergoes Successful Surgery To Repair Broken Jaw

Apprentice jockey Jenn Miller came through surgery to repair her broken jaw successfully, according to her mother, Barbara Miller. The 32-year-old rider was involved in a racing accident on Saturday at Charles Town, in which suffered fractures on both sides of her jaw and a severe concussion. Each of the fractures was repaired with a […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Suffers Broken Jaw, Concussion In Charles Town Spill

In Saturday evening’s second race at Charles Town, apprentice jockey Jenn Miller had Green Time on the lead turning for home. The 4-year-old gelding leveled off in the final sixteenth, finishing in fifth place, but then broke down shortly after crossing the wire. Green Time had to be euthanized as a result of his injuries. […]

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Equipment, Concussion Protocols Part Of Schedule For Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly

The Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will bring together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country December 11-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This year’s assembly will feature panels that will benefit not only jockeys, but racetracks and horsemen’s organizations as well by addressing safety concerns and raising […]

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University Of Kentucky Researcher Working To Create Protocols For Head Injuries In Jockeys

Ask any jockey riding races if they’ve ever been hurt and you’ll likely get a laundry list of injuries they’ve incurred, including concussions. While a broken bone doesn’t often go unnoticed, concussions easier to overlook, and the cumulative effects of concussions can have a detrimental effect on a person’s life. This scenario has been in […]

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Apprentice Clawson ‘Happy With Less Of A Spotlight,’ Concludes Riding Career

At one point this summer the leading jockey at Indiana Grand, apprentice Katie Clawson has decided not to continue pursuing her riding career. According to drf.com, Clawson recently suffered a head injury during morning training hours, and has only ridden one race since the incident. The 20-year-old insists she is not disappointed by the decision, because […]

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Report: NFL, Politics Could Be At Play In Funding Concussion Research In Jockeys

As debate continues to rage about the cause of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in human athletes, ESPN reports this week that research into the condition in jockeys is now part of the scientific and political storm. After promising $100 million to study concussions and CTE last year, the National Football League has now funded just one […]

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‘Setting An Example For Children’: Olympic Dressage Medalist Peters Dons Helmet In FEI Competition

To the surprise of many, two-time Olympic team bronze medalist Steffen Peters entered the arena on Thursday to begin the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final wearing a helmet. A traditionalist at heart, Peters made it his 2017 New Year’s resolution to drop the top hat and sport a helmet in Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) competitions. […]

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Abel Castellano Steps Toward New Career As A Trainer

Abel Castellano Jr., who followed older brother Javier Castellano from Venezuela to ride in the U.S., was a visitor to Gulfstream Park Friday morning with an eye toward embarking on a new career path. Castellano, who rode his first race in the U.S. at Gulfstream Park in 2000, came to Gulfstream Friday to take the […]

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