FOOTBALL AND CONCUSSIONS
I am a football fan. I have been ever since I can remember. I played the game for six years, receiving a concussion of my own in our 8th grade title game (we won 21-0). I vaguely recall wandering around the field, wondering where I was, after making a tackle on a an oversize running back who had beat me on the previous play. I felt like I was in dream land for awhile. Unfortunately, HEAD INJURIES that happened years ago can take a toll on one's health today --- in dramatic fashion.
If you have kids playing football, you need to read this piece from the the blog The Post Game (End Game: Brain Trauma And The Future Of Youth Football In America), as well as the piece I wrote on the topic (HERE). Interestingly enough, there is a lot of sentiment that the game of football as we know it will be a thing of the past within the next decade (see the article from Shutdown Corner called Could Concussions Actually Kill Football?).
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).