May 2020
Concussion News from the University of Michigan
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Michigan Concussion Center faculty member Dr. Bara Alsalaheen, associate professor and associate director of research for the Physical Therapy Department at UM-Flint, has finalized the American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Practice Guidelines for Concussion. These serve as the guidelines for concussion care and management for physical therapists across the United States.
What We've Been Up To
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The Concussion Center is actively recruiting U-M faculty members who are interested in concussion research to apply for Concussion Center membership.
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A team of U-M doctors, engineers, and researchers has developed a noninvasive way to measure brain cell distress using an infrared laser, providing clinicians clearer diagnostic criteria.
Research Spotlight
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Dr. Bara Alsalaheen is the director of the Sports Medicine Assessment and Rehabilitation Team at UM-Flint. His research focuses on sport-related concussion, neck, and spine injuries.
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Research Associate Director Dr. JT Eckner studied the effects eight weeks of supervised neck-strengthening interventions had on concussion prevention in high school athletes.
Concussion in the News
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The NCAA reached settlement terms in the Arrington vs. NCAA consolidation case. The terms include $70 million earmarked for concussion testing and diagnosis for NCAA student-athletes.
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Clinical Associate Director Dr. Andrea Almeida responds to a Mid-Michigan News report on athletic trainer presence at high school sporting events.
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