Protect Your Skull: Our Mission
The game has evolved. The number of sports-related traumatic brain injuries (or TBI), including concussions, continues to grow each year. These head injuries don't just happen in major contact sports like football. Athletes and active individuals of all ages who are participating in sports like basketball, cycling, skiing, rugby, soccer, motor sports, skateboarding, volleyball, and baseball are all seeing the number of these injuries increase substantially each year. Our mission as a company is to bring a heightened level of awareness about sports related head injuries to today's athlete. The game of sports is now a game of performance, safety, and awareness. Live life safer and smarter. After the sport. After the game. Quality of life matters most.
PROTECT YOUR SKULL- The Game Has Evolved
It's your quality of life that matters more than anything else.
The game has evolved. Athletes today are bigger, faster, and stronger than ever before. Now the game has to be played safer and smarter in order to insure that athletes have a better quality of life after the game. Protect Your Skull.
TBI and Concussion facts: According to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
What Is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.
In 2014,1 about 2.87 million TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred in the United States, including over 837,000 of these health events among children.
TBI contributed to the deaths of 56,800 people, including 2,529 deaths among children.
TBI was diagnosed in approximately 288,000 hospitalizations, including over 23,000 among children. These consisted of TBI alone or TBI in combination with other injuries.
In 2014, an estimated 812,000 children (age 17 or younger) were treated in U.S. EDs for concussion or TBI, alone or in combination with other injuries.1
Over the span of eight years (2006–2014), while age-adjusted rates of TBI-related ED visits increased by 54%, hospitalization rates decreased by 8% and death rates decreased by 6%.
For more information on traumatic brain injuries relating to sports and the Heads Up Concussion in Sports Programs visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov.