TACKLE SURE – For Coaching Staffs & Players – Taught by NFL Pros

School-of-the-legends-youth-football-safety-4Excellent Video Instruction with on-line, on-demand access hosted by NFL Pros.
Also available on hard copy Disc as a 2-DVD Set. Disc purchase also grants on-line, on-demand  access.
ASPIRING ATHLETES & DEDICATED COACHES SHOULD EXPERIENCE
THIS FAST-MOVING, VISUAL TRAINING COURSE from those that have succeeded
in the National Football League. Here’s just a few of your Instructors –
Schoolofthelegends-Tackle-Safe-Video-web-pgBRAIN-PAD HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THIS EXCELLENT TUTORIAL FOR ALL THAT TEACH, COACH, AND TAKE TO THE FIELD.  THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO BE  LEARNED FROM THE BEST of the BEST.

Check out a few segments from School of the Legend’s TACKLE SURE Program-www.schoolofthelegends.com

 

It’s Ice Hockey Season – Lisabelle, & Wiliam – New Dual-Arch Mouth Guard fitting

Getting the best protection fitted-up is a small yet feel-good moment for any family –
Hockey parent finds Brain-Pad; wants the best protection for Wiliam…
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(Photos courtesy of – Marc Warden Productions and airMS media – Thanks guys!)

Boil water. Submerge guard as the instructions state(a 2 stage-boiling process) . . .Brain-Pad-Fitting-Mom-son-5x2

Set on lower teeth first – raise guard into upper teeth – and BITE! for a few seconds…
Brain-Pad_in-mouth_Canada-5x2Remove and check impressions on top and bottom of guard – these look good…
Brain-Pad_LoPRO_boil-bite-5x2Give your ‘star athlete’ a high-five and he is 1 step closer to lacing up his skates!
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It is really that easy to “Reduce jaw impact energy from entering his jaw-joints & the base of his skull!”.  Brain-Pad compliments even the best helmets available!

Just look at the results of this NFL Funded Study testing Name-Brand guards –
The higher the Bar on the graph, the more energy recorded in the head-form sensors –

This is the Low Speed Impact Graph – Peak acceleration references the jaw’s velocity prior to slamming into the head-form’s TMJ Sockets:2011 study - low speed graph - emailHow about a High Speed Impact ?  Did the Brain-Pad PRO+, win the day again ?
2011 Viano Study - high speed impact graph - emailLooks like we have a winner! . . . If winning means keeping malicious impact energy away from your jaw-joints/TMJ sockets and outside of the base of your skull . . .

Brain-Pad now has its newest design available this winter season – The 3XS Jaw-Joint Protector in black and translucent blue or white and translucent black.  The 3XS is based from the PRO+ design and adds a 3rd impact absorbing thermoplastic in the channel arms which further reduces impacts.  So get a mouth guard and take your chances.  Or get a Brain-Pad Jaw-Joint Protector and reduce your chances of jaw impact injury!

Brain-Pad Technology is effective – Stephen D. Smith, D.M.D., Paoli, Pa.

I support the dual arch technology you have developed for the purpose of jaw impact reduction. Certainly cushioning the condyle and teeth with a 3-4 mm interocclusal elastomeric material helps reduce impact upward against the glenoid fossa and skull. The temporal bone is thinnest at the top of the glenoid fossa/housing of the TMJ, with as little as 1/8″ to 1/16″ thickness, and susceptible to injury, including perforation. The helmeted sports accelerate a whiplash fulcrum effect on the temporomandibular joint through chinstrap force. Cushioning the mandible down and forward is essential in mouthguard design related to impact energy mittigation. This also occurs with martial arts impact sports where a direct blow to the jaw can occur.

The design of airway opening for breathing, and protection of all the teeth are other advantages of your design.

Cordially,

Stephen D. Smith, D.M.D., Paoli, Pa.

Wrestlers ‘get’ the Jaw-Joint Protection Edge !

In wrestling, the lower jaw is left wide open for impact damage !

” I have tried many different upper mouth guards, but I could not breathe at all.
I even tried a custom dental guard, but kept spitting it out during my matches
to get a breath. I have braces and my lips would get cut over and over – All
season long. The Brain-Pad covers all my teeth, has a large breathe space built
in and secures my lower jaw which protects me from jaw hits. I can breathe
great even while clenching. Since using this mouth guard, I have not had 1
mouth injury, cut lip, or chipped tooth – I won’t Wrestle without it ! “.

Benefits when wearing the BRAIN-PAD:

1) Pressure / blows to the jaw & TMJ are greatly reduced ! 2) Clench & Breathe design –
“Out Breathe” your opponent when locked in stalemates ! 3) Covers ALL teeth –
No More Bloody, Cut Lips ! Designed to protect all braces !
4) Cross faces do not stop your breathing ! 5) Chin/Jaw impacts
from your opponent or the mat are reduced !
ALSO GREAT FOR STRENGTH TRAINING !

 

The second quarter of a 1984 Cowboys-Eagles game, the hardest hit he ever took during his Hall of Fame NFL career

The helmet-to-helmet shot knocked Tony Dorsett out cold in the second quarter of a 1984 Cowboys-Eagles game, the hardest hit he ever took during his Hall of Fame NFL career.

“It was like a freight train hitting a Volkswagen”, Dorsett says now.

“Did they know it was a concussion?” he asks rhetorically during an interview with The Associated Press. “They thought I was half-dead.”

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I just received a penalty for not having a mouth guard. Why do I need to wear one?

The Hockey Doc: The importance of mouth guards By Dr. Rob LaPrade
http://drrobertlaprademd.com

Question: I just received a penalty for not having a mouth guard. Why do I need to wear one?

Answer: I think you know part of the answer to this one already. While the obvious answer to using a mouth guard is that it protects your teeth from being chipped or knocked out, a mouth guard is also a very important safety device to prevent injuries.

The main purpose of a mouth guard is clear. It is there to protect your teeth from possible direct blows where they can either be chipped, significantly fractured, or knocked out. While serving a purpose in this regard, they also help to prevent some of the bad lip and cheek lacerations which can happen when a tooth is broken.

The other purpose of a mouth guard is to act as a shock absorber in your mouth. It serves as a spacer between the top and bottom row of your teeth and absorbs shock should you receive a blow to your jaw. You can imagine that if you have a significant blow to your chin that this force is going to go from your chin up through your jaw bone, into your teeth.  In this regard, a mouth guard helps to decrease jaw bone (mandible) fractures.

I hope this answers your question and that you choose to wear a mouth guard in all ice hockey related activities in the future. Wearing a mouth guard, and the rules which enforce it, are sort of like the rules for having seatbelts in cars. The mouth guard serves as a seatbelt to protect your teeth & jaw bone.

Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D. is a complex knee surgeon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.  He is very active in research for the prevention and treatment of ice hockey injuries. Dr. LaPrade is also the Chief Medical Research Officer at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Formerly, he was the team physician for the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team and a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the U of M. If you have a question for the Hockey Doc, e-mail it to editor @ letsplayhockey . comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2012 10:25

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BRAIN-PAD: The Original & Only “JAW JOINT PROTECTOR”

A New Category In Protective Sporting Equipment: “Jaw Joint Protection”

Brain Pad Protective Solutions intra-oral Jaw Joint Protectors™ create a much needed new category in protective equipment that addresses lower jaw impact injuries.

Brain-Pads create and secure this: TMJ Safety Space

This is the ONLY UNPROTECTED JOINT of the Body

The Jaw Joint Protector™ is a solution that will greatly reduce jaw-joint risk.