The Kutcher Clinic (formerly The Sports Neurology Clinic) challenges itself to be innovators in the sports neurology world. In order to be at the forefront of clinical care for patients, we also need to be at the forefront of research. We are dedicated to advancing the current understanding of brain health and injury in athletes. “Keeping life in motion” is essential for maintaining brain health and our research constantly pushes our knowledge forward to achieve this.
The Kutcher Clinic partners with the MORE Foundation, a non-profit research, education, and charitable organization, which helps to engage sponsors and execute clinical research studies.
The goals of the Kutcher Clinic’s research program are:
Expand the knowledge of physiological changes in concussion
Improve diagnosis and management of acute concussion
Improve management and outcomes in post-concussion syndrome
Study the potential long term effects of repetitive subconcussive impacts.
Our current research aims to increase our understanding of how head impacts may affect young athletes’ cognitive performance over the course of several years of playing. We hope to better understand how contact sports affect young athletes’ brains.