Unit III Case Study
The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn more about research in the field and to examine the relationship between the physiology of movement and the symptoms of neurological diseases and complex motor behavior.
You will conduct a case study based on the assigned required reading for this unit. You can access the reading by clicking the link below.
McCrory, P., Meeuwisse, W., Aubry, M., Cantu, B., Dvorák, J., Echemendia, R., . . . Turner, M. (2013). Consensus statement on concussion in sport – The 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012. Journal of Athletic Training, 48(4), 554-575. Retrieved from http://libraryresources.waldorf.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=s3h&AN=87565054&site=eds-live
After reading the aforementioned resource, address the areas below in your essay.
Evaluate the relationship between the physiology of movement and symptoms of neurological diseases such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). In the world of football, especially in the United States, this topic is highly debatable. What is your position? Do you believe that the impact of the sport may cause a neurological disease such as this? Support your answer with your required reading or other academic sources.
Analyze the functions of the skeletal muscles, spinal cord, and brain when moving the body in a sport such as football. How important are the skeletal muscles, spinal cord, and brain when participating in a sport? What could the sports industry do to better protect the players’ bodies and their functions while playing a sport such as football?
How might complex motor behavior where the brain plans, initiates, imitates, and comprehends movement be impacted by a potential brain injury such as CTE? Is such an injury preventable or inevitable while playing such an impactful sport such as football?