I looked into rugby players and body comp for my dissertation at under-grad and in the process of researching came across some scary research regarding concussion, I’m really glad to see steps like this being introduced to protect rugby players against concussion and the side effects.
Rugby is wildly popular in New Zealand, and that’s no news for anyone who follows sports.
It may be less appreciated how much medical research on rugby and other sports comes from the Land of the Long White Cloud. The University of Otago in Dunedin, for instance, conducts a good amount of research on sports medicine in general, and on concussions in particular. Recently, the University hosted a conference entitled ‘Understanding sports concussion: facts and fallacies.’
Our intrepid reporter from New Zealand, Dr. Hamish Osborne, is on the editorial board of CJSM and has previously done some guest blog posts when he was attending the annual ACSP conference in Australia. He was one of the faculty at the Otago lecture and I asked him to share with us any of the important topics addressed . What follows…
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