Shockstrip® helmet pads, which adhere to the exterior shell of the helmet, were created to give helmets an added layer of protection and reduce forces associated with helmet-to-helmet impacts for virtually all helmets (football, hockey, baseball, lacrosse, bicycle, etc.). Shockstrips have also been shown to decrease the stress forces on the cervical spine and dampen the helmet-to-helmet “cracking”.
The last few years have shed significant light on the issues of sports-related injuries through media, new studies and even congressional hearings. However, there are still many parent misconceptions about helmet safety, the level of protection helmets provide, and the serious long term effects their child may experience from helmet-to-helmet impacts.
Today, Shockstrip, Inc. is working to create a more positive future for young athletes by giving parents and coaches a new tool designed to cushion the impact of helmet-to-helmet contact. For more information about getting Shockstrips for your school district, team or child, click here and contact Dr. Novicky.
– Dr. Steven Novicky