The Effects of Headers in Female Soccer

Ian Nichols @ 2019-10-29 15:46:41 -0400

 We’re glad to see more research being done on the effects of repeated hits to the head in female soccer, as outlined in this article from NBC News.

This new study examines former professional female soccer players to look for indicators of CTE. According to the study’s lead investigator, Dr. Robert Stern, heading the ball is a "subconcussive hit," which unlike a concussion, does not show immediate or obvious symptoms calling it a common misconception to blame concussions alone for CTE in athletes.

At Q30, we have spent the past 6 years researching and developing the Q-Collar: an innovative way to help protect the brain from head impacts. We invite you to review this published study on the benefits of the Q-Collar over the course of a female soccer season.