DEALING WITH CONCUSSION 101- A GUIDE FROM RIANNE SCHOREL

DEALING WITH CONCUSSION 101- A GUIDE FROM RIANNE SCHOREL No two concussions are alike. It is still unknown how long it takes for the brain to fully recover after sustaining a head injury which could be mild, moderate, or severe. It is difficult to predict a recovery timeline as some symptoms of this invisible injury may persist for years. For …

Battle Cry

They say injuries in sports must happen for one to truly learn that sport. This statement can be true but to some extent- only to the point that the injury associated doesn’t have life-changing effects. Accidents in sports have caused many such injuries. The most common and also the most lethal are concussions. In this article, I will discuss concussions …

Fear of concussions shouldn’t deter women from playing soccer

Different researches have shown that women are twice as likely to get concussions from sports-related head injuries as compared to men. Many researchers, as well as people, particularly misogynists, have got an opportunity to take these researches as an excuse to propagate discouragement of sports amongst women — mainly games like soccer that are prone to collision and contact. As …

Ten Years to Reclaiming My Life

Ten years ago Rianne Schorel embarked on an incredible journey to recovery after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Every athlete’s response to physical injury is different, and so is the individual process of recovery. As a former soccer player and TBI survivor, I have spent the last ten years on a long, arduous, and eventful journey of empowering myself …