Football as we know it has been around for over a hundred years, but as game play and game speed continues to evolve, so must strength and conditioning routines—even at the high school level. For student athletes about to commence “hell week” before school starts, here are some strength and conditioning drills that are sure […]
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There’s a new piece of equipment NFL and NCAA players are sporting – The Kerr Collar, designed to prevent head and neck injuries.
In the 1940’s when we switched to a hard shell helmet. The risk of hemorrhage and skull fractures decreased by 50%. The risk of NECK injury increased by 1012%. Yes, you read that correctly. 1012 % What that should have told us is that Helmets alone are not enough to manage the forces of collision. […]
THE NECK IS THE MOST COMPLICATED AND MOST VULNERABLE PART OF THE HUMAN BODY. Especially during collision. The history of neck protection in football is quite interesting. The Adams white soft foam rolls were the first neck protection in football. Though mostly a cosmetic device, the Adams roll, if strategically placed like the way Jack […]
Every parent is concerned for their son’s safety when he steps onto the football field. While not all injuries are completely preventable, there are steps you can take to make football safer for your kids. By the time a boy is 15/16 years old, his head has reached 90% growth, but his neck is still developing and is not […]
This week on Focus Atlanta we met Dr. Patrick Kerr. He introduced us to a piece of equipment that might help prevent neck injury for our athletes while playing football.
One piece of gear could save football players from themselves Manhattan chiropractor Patrick Kerr invented a special collar to protect necks from nerve damage Read this fantastic story here: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20151216/SMALLBIZ/151219940
New device detects head injuries aimed to keeping sports players safe. Dr. Kerr is interviewed about the need for the Kerr Collar as part of a football player’s standard equipment setup.
KERR SPORTS LLC. Founded by Dr. Patrick Kerr, an industry renowned neck expert, the company is launching it's first product for the 2012 football season; the KERR COLLAR (US Patent #: 8,370,968 B2). The KERR Collar has been in development for 10 years with extensive research and testing done at Virginia Tech Center for Injury Biomechanics and with Division 1 Football programs around the country. The goal of the Kerr Collar is to try and reduce some of the forces generated during collision. The lab results of the testing are on the website along with instructional videos about the Kerr Collar. This is the first product in a line of sports equipment which will be built through better biomechanical understanding.
Kerr Sports, LLC
20 Park Avenue, 1 B
New York, NY 10016
Phone # (212) 689-1303
Fax # : (212) 689-5862.
WARNING: NO DEVICE CAN PREVENT THE SERIOUS NECK INJURIES A PLAYER MIGHT RECEIVE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN FOOTBALL.
This product is designed to absorb some of the forces generated during impact in the course of ordinary play in the game of football. However, contact in football may result in NECK INJURY which no device can prevent. In no way is the use of this product a guarantee of prevention of injury.