In particular, he was referring to the period in which South Sydney hooker, Adam Reynolds returned to the field after passing a concussion test. This is a 10 minute period in which medical personnel get to assess whether a player is safe to return to the game.
There has been some controversy since this incident regarding whether the player should have been allowed to return to the field. His play over the next three sets in the game was decidedly subpar, which has brought into question the current methods and analysis to decide upon the correct course of action for a head-injured player.
For a commentary in the popular press, please read the The Australian Newspaper and The Brisbane Times. For vision of the incident and game, have a look at the video below.
This same colleague and physiotherapist, Adrian Winkworth, has been involved in significant study in the USA which had brought together some of the best practitioners in their fields to look at the best practice of assessment and treatment in relation to NFL players who have a considerable history of concussion.
There are currently many options that exist for players' recovery, return to sport and long-term health which have yet to utilised. In my next article, I will highlight some of the possibilities that are available through this clinic and that of my colleague in Sydney.
Yours in health,
Paragon Health Industries