What Is CTE, Really? With Q & A
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About the Event
This interactive live stream is for young athletes and their parents.
CTE is a hot topic right now. The field of CTE research is rapidly developing, and we learn more each day about what actually goes on in our heads when we get hit on the football field or in a boxing ring or wherever else.
There's a ton of information out there, but the client-facing content is still based largely in headlines. What that means is, it's sexy for a news outlet or pop culture magazine to say "football causes CTE and makes people violent". It would be less click-baity for everyone to say "there's a lot more research to be done, and correlations aren't causal relationships".
We're not here to make a stance on causal relationships between head trauma and long term symptoms, but we hope we can clarify a few questions.
For example, you might be wondering:
-If I get a concussion, will I automatically get CTE?
-If I get CTE, will I automatically become violent towards my friends, family, and significant other?
-How do I get diagnosed with CTE?
-How many concussions cause CTE?
-I'm scared of getting CTE, should I stop playing sports?
-Don't helmets stop any real head damage?
-Why should I care, football is my ticket to a college scholarship that I wouldn't be able to get otherwise?
Email us your questions beforehand at firstname.lastname@example.org or send them live in the comments section during the stream.
Here's the link to the live stream on YouTube: What Is CTE, Really? With Q & A
We're hoping we can start some good conversations here and keep everyone informed. Looking forward to talking with you.
Dr. Matthew Fothergill, PT, DPT
Founder/Performance Coach, The Health Collaborator