October 5, 2022


Its all about the Health

Episode 4 Part A: Concussions in Women’s Volleyball | Hayley Hodson

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In this episode, Adel discusses Concussions in volleyball with Hayley Hodson, former #1 Women’s High School Volleyball Recruit and NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Year.

The pair discuss Hayley’s personal experience with concussions in volleyball, challenges identifying concussion symptoms, and barriers for athletes returning to play after injury.

For more information on the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program: https://www.uclahealth.org/brainsport/podcast

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*This video is only for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute or supplement for professional medical advice, consultation, or expertise. Please see a medical professional if you have any questions or concerns regarding any symptoms or injuries you have had.

00:00 Hailey discusses her Olympic experience
04:10 Hailey discusses transitioning to college
09:01 First concussion experience
11:20 Delayed symptom onset following sport related concussion
13:50 Challenges in identifying a concussed athlete
14:37 Hailey’s injury mechanism
18:05 "Courage" drill in volleyball
20:53 More concussions in volleyball practice
24:05 Soreness vs injury
29:06 Difficulty with concussion self-identification
30:46 Subthreshold exercise benefits after concussion
32:38 Analysis of Hayley’s 2nd concussion
35:01 Psychological impact of head injury

News Source: UCLA Health

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