Stella Merriman is a 9-year old cheerleader competing almost beyond her years. She’s a “flyer" and puts herself at risk at every practice and competition, as do her fellow team members and competitors. Stella has been competing for 4 years and has enjoyed it from the first day out. Since discovering the Unequal Halo, she… Continue reading Stella Merriman
Douglas Difusco, coach of Patriots Youth Travel Football in Naperville, criticized a proposed bill that would ban tackle football for children younger than 12 in Illinois. Difusco told West Cook News that the legislation introduced by state Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) shows a “narrow view” in its attempt to decrease brain injuries commonly associated… Continue reading Proposed ban on tackle football for children is shortsighted
A Boston University study published Thursday detailed the strongest link yet that repetitive hits to the head -- not just those that produce a concussion -- can lead to the debilitating brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The new research highlights the risks of younger athletes playing contact sports and could lead to questions about… Continue reading Study links repetitive hits to head, not concussions, to CTE
Isaiah has been playing basketball as long as he can remember but it was football where he sustained 2 concussions in 6th and 8th grade that caused him to quit football and really go after basketball. But he was not safe there either! He got kneed and sustained a 3rd concussion while scrambling for a… Continue reading Isaiah Adams
We have received a number of inquiries about how we came up with our company and brand name. In the beginning, the creator of our technology (now over 100 patents) had a moment in the early 2000’s where that word just came to him: Unequal. Like no other. Unique. One of a kind. When attached… Continue reading Why Unequal?
You probably know that only around 30% of concussions in soccer come from heading the ball and 70% or so are from accidental collisions with other heads, elbows, knees, the ground, goal posts and the like. But even if you just look at heading the ball, protection is paramount… especially among younger players. The following… Continue reading Protect Your Thinker
A new study adds to findings that female children and adolescents are more susceptible to head injuries Recovering from a concussion typically takes female athletes more than twice as long as males, according to a new study that tracked hundreds of teenagers active in sports. The finding adds to a growing body of evidence that… Continue reading Concussion Recovery Is Slower in Girls, Mounting Evidence Suggests