The NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium — the largest concussion and repetitive head impact study in history — has received a $42.65 million award to launch the next phase of the landmark research project that is co-led by the University of Michigan.
John Leddy (University of Buffalo) will describe aspects of the Physiology of Concussion with respect to The Autonomic Nervous System and Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation, the role of exercise tolerance testing in the prescription of individualized sub-threshold aerobic exercise for the treatment of concussion and persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS), and how the principle of “exercise intolerance” is used in the treatment of mTBI/concussion.
The University of Michigan Concussion Center and Detroit Public Schools Community District have partnered to develop a concussion toolkit to improve concussion prevention, identification and care for student-athletes.
Concussion Center faculty member Adam Finkel, clinical professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, wrote an essay for the British Safety Council magazine titled “Brain injury in sport: why the House of Commons report falls short.”
Director Steve Broglio highlighted the Care Consortium study “The Natural History of Sport-Related Concussion in Collegiate Athletes: Findings from the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium,” during an interview this week with Michigan News. He talked about how normal concussion recovery time could take upwards of a month before an athlete can be cleared to return-to-play.
Concussion Center Director Steve Broglio was interviewed by WXYZ-Detroit for their news story “Should tackle football be banned for youth under 14? Michiganders weigh in on debate.”
University of Michigan School of Kinesiology PhD candidate Allyssa Memmini has published research studying factors that influence an adult’s decision to allow a child to participate in contact sports.
Dr. Stanley Herring joined the University of Michigan Concussion Center and local and national guests on Thursday, July 22, 2021, for the virtual presentation “Youth Sports Concussion: Addressing the Athlete with Persisting Symptoms.”
Kristen Schuyten, the performing arts rehabilitation program coordinator at Michigan Medicine’s MedSport, is a physical therapy clinical specialist with board certification in sports. Kristen is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and performs staff training in the screening, evaluation, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries for University of Michigan performing arts patients. She also coordinates and performs on-site triaging, backstage treatment services, and has established a referral network for U-M’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD) students. For the past decade, she has also coordinated the injury-risk screening for SMTD including analysis of individual screenings and customized exercise prescriptions.
U-M Concussion Center Director Dr. Steve Broglio is the first author of the publication, “The Natural History of Sport-Related Concussion in Collegiate Athletes: Findings from the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium,” which is published in Sports Medicine. The study of nearly 1,800 athletes showed most collegiate athletes were cleared to begin the return-to-play process one month post-injury.