Colleen Adenan, Sports X-tra Editor
February 3, 2012
As doctors notice the increase in concussions over the years, many have contemplated ways to decrease the risk of concussions among athletes. One possible solution is the creation of the concussion headband.
The ForceField FFTM Headband was invented by Dr. C. J. Abraham. The headband was invented with the intention of preventing concussions without taking away from soccer techniques. Although the headbands were made with soccer players in mind, other athletes, such as basketball and lacrosse, wear them as well.
Junior Paige Britton got her concussion at the end of lacrosse season her sophomore year when she was hit in the head by the ball after someone missed a pass. She got another one in the summer when she was hit in the head with a lacrosse stick.
"I didnít want to get another concussion and [the headband] looked like a good solution," Britton said. "I think it looks fine, and there is no difference in my performance."
The headband reduces the risk of injury, has an airflow system and absorbs sweat.
"It is a safe solution to concussions," Britton said. "Although it canít stop concussions, it definitely helps prevent them."