Posts Tagged ‘Second Impact Syndrome’

By On August 21st, 2018

Former college football player explains how staff pushed him to return prematurely after a concussion

Between several studies, stories from the locker room, and what we witness every week in football, it is obvious that many concussed athletes wind up going back onto the field prematurely after injuries – especially concussions. Typically, we blame the athletes. People suggest that they are “too macho” or that they “don’t want to let…


By On May 19th, 2015

Ray Ciancaglini Has the Heart of a Champion

Written by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD and M.J. Clausen, LPC We recently had the opportunity to interview Ray Ciancaglini about his work in preventing brain injuries from sports. Ray reflected on his boxing career and his own experience with concussions.  The following is part one of two and tells the story of Ray’s boxing career.…


By On May 18th, 2015

A Champion for Prevention: Ray Ciancaglini

Life takes people down some interesting streets. Last month, I was participating in the 2015 Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Conference when I met Ray Ciancaglini. Ray is a retired boxer who fought from 1966 to 1974 when his career was brought to an end due to the effects of multiple concussions which occurred in…

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