Violent collisions involving the head are a regular occurrence in sports, often resulting in concussions for both amateur and professional athletes, but which coaches sometimes have difficulty identifying. Michigan NeuroSport, an endeavor of the University of Michigan Health System, brings together medical and research personnel not only for the advanced treatment and prevention of neurological sports injuries, but also for the management of primary neurological diseases in athletes.
Whether a competitor is at the high school, collegiate, or professional level, Michigan NeuroSport offers diagnostic and treatment options to get them back on the their field of play, but only after ensuring they can do so safely. Now available on its website are a pair of free online courses in concussion education, one for high school coaches and the other for youth coaches, each 20 minutes long and concluding with a 10-question quiz. Both feature Jeffrey S. Kutcher, M.D., director of the NeuroSport program, who has further insights about concussions in a video that also spotlights ice dancer Emily Samuelson, who as a U-M senior suffered a concussion just four days before a major event.
Learn more about Michigan NeuroSport, details about its patient care, news about concussions, information for health professionals, and more. The clinic is located at Domino’s Farms, Lobby A, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Suite 1000, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For more information, call 734-936-9020.