Why I Like The King-Devick Concussion Tool

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The King Devick test is an easy, fast, and reliable...
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Concussions, Football, High School, Hockey, Youth Athletes

Video Icon Mayo Researchers Study New Way to Diagnose Concussions

In the state of hockey, a group of Mayo Clinic researchers has a different goal in mind. They believe there are better ways to diagnose concussions. With the help...
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Concussions, Hockey, News, Research, Video, Youth Athletes

UP Trainer testing for concussions on the sideline

“They’re willing to accept a more quantitative test, as opposed to me just saying their balance is off, their speech is off—all the things I could say,” Dorothy Jamison,...
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Concussions, News, Youth Athletes

Promising news on the concussion front

In another development, one that is especially encouraging for youth sports leagues that can’t afford to have medical personnel on the sidelines for every game, the Mayo Clinic has...
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Concussions, News, Youth Athletes

How a Boy’s Concussion Death Changed British Sports

There, the Howe of Fife Rugby Club has gone further than what the Scotland protocols call for. It has introduced the King-Devick test, an exam given to players to...
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Concussions, News, Rugby, Youth Athletes

Sideline test takes guesswork out of concussion diagnosis

“For us, the test is quick and objective, and players who might otherwise hide symptoms cannot hide a failed King-Devick test score,” says Kaki Schmidt, hockey parent and Safety/Concussion...
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Concussions, Hockey, News, Youth Athletes

Video Icon Youth football works to prevent, diagnose concussions

The King-Devick test was developed by an optometrist in the Chicago area in the 1970’S and was originally designed to diagnose reading problems with students. But in recent years...
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Concussions, News, Video, Youth Athletes

Video Icon New Tools in Place to Guard Against Football Concussions

“You’re not going to put a kid on the field with a sprained ankle when you know that ankle was still sprained and can’t move well. Putting them back...
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Concussions, High School, News, Video, Youth Athletes