• The prognosis for concussion is usually good.

    We will support you during return to sports.

  • The Swiss Concussion Center places special emphasis on a multidisciplinary diagnostic

    with the focus on the needs of the players.

  • Our research is guided by clinical relevance

    and follows the highest scientific standards.

  • Our baseline examinations and training courses are the foundation

    for an optimal and therapeutic management.

In collaboration of the Schulthess Clinic with physicians of the Department of Neurology University Hospital Zurich, the Swiss Concussion Center provides the optimum combination of specialists and experience in elite sports that is required for successful management after a concussion. The Swiss Concussion Center is part of the Schulthess foundation.

Athletes

Many types of sport are associated with a risk of concussion, irrespective of whether this is at the amateur or professional level. Based on your symptoms, we will conduct a tailored analysis of your condition and will advise you on a timely and safe return to routine training and competitive sports. Therapeutic measures that are devised on an individual basis and adapted to requirements will be introduced and implemented at your local club or also in the Swiss Concussion Center.

Physicians and physiotherapists

We guarantee immediate assessment of a concussion after timely referrals. We place a high priority on close collaboration with the medical team looking after the affected athlete, to ensure a safe and rapid return to routine training and competitive sports. Athletes at high risk of longer recovery times will be identified at an early stage so that optimum therapeutic measures can be initiated.

Relatives

We feel responsible for the management of all concussion associated with sports, irrespective of whether your daughter, son, girlfriend, boyfriend or other relatives are affected. We place a high priority on the rapid assessment and treatment of all forms of concussion and the associated symptoms.

Please contact us by telephone on +41 (0)44 385 72 00
or by email for general questions or patient referrals.

Evidence-based medical diagnostics and treatment

Our assessment and treatments are based on the current state of the art and thus ensure optimum care is provided for athletes.

Broad range of specialists - quality assurance

Our team is made up of specialists with different expertise who guarantee high-quality diagnosis and therapy, irrespective of the primary symptoms. Quality assurance forms an integral part of the process.

Advanced technologies for examinations and therapies

We use newest advanced technology devices for examination and measurements to locate and quantify functional and structural abnormalities as precisely as is possible.

Tailored to the requirements of elite athletes

Our team has many years of experience in elite sports. We will put together an individual treatment concept for you and guarantee efficiency and discretion.

The most important questions at a glance

What are the core characteristics of concussion?

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When should I go to the closest hospital?

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When can I take part in competition again?

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  • Simon Bodenmann, striker, ZSC Lions

    “The care and support provided by the entire SCC team is unique and crucial for concussion. With the help of modern and individually tailored training programmes, I made progress straight away, and before long I was able to take part in championship activities safely and confidently once again.”

  • Beat Salzmann, wrestler

    “Since concussions are fairly rare in Swiss wrestling and the experience is correspondingly limited, I am happy to be receiving professional support from the Swiss Concussion Center. One does not feel left alone.”

  • Cuno Wetzel, team physician, BSC Young Boys

    “Thanks to the baseline examinations provided by the Swiss Concussion Center, our situation at the start of the season is such that we can rapidly and reliably react to any potential concussion that occur over the course of the season.”

  • Alain Nef, defender FC Zurich

    “The examinations were very professional, and I received optimum treatment. It was important to me that these tests were carried out on me at the time. The data that were collected were very helpful to me after my concussion. This meant that I could return to the game without worrying and with a clear conscience that everything was 100 percent in order again.”

  • Felicien Du Bois, defender, HC Davos

    “Head injuries always involve some uncertainty. That’s why it is extremely important to me as a professional athlete to be able to count on the highly competent team at the Swiss Concussion Center”

  • Manuel Liniger, former Swiss handball player

    “Without the SCC team, I probably wouldn’t have been able to take part in a match after my accident. So I was able to enjoy the end of my career on the pitch and make a smooth transition into “normal” working life. Thank you so much for that!

  • Samuel Kreis, defender, SC Bern

    “The team at the Swiss Concussion Center gave me great support. It was only when I was able to go to the Swiss Concussion Center and I started working with the team that I saw light at the end of the tunnel and believed I would be able to return to the ice quickly. The treatment goes beyond the injury. The physicians and the team continue to support me after the injury.”

  • Renè Baur, athletics coach HC Pustertal

    “With a total of four injured players of the teams of HC Davos and HC Pustertal I understood how important it is to get professional support for concussions. The SCC team has put their know-how at our disposal. This was the basis for being able to work effectively on site!”

  • Sara Benz, former Swiss national ice hockey player

    “In the Swiss Concussion Center I not only felt understood and competently cared for by the therapists, but was also able to exchange ideas with other athletes. This gave me the confidence to recover for the first time after a two-year injury break. Step by step, the SCC team took me back to the ice and finally to the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. Thank you very much!”

  • Philippe Furrer, Defender, HC Fribourg Gottéron

    “On the outside, one can see nothing of a minor concussion. The Concussion Center helped me to explain my condition and to find out exactly where the problem is. With the targeted exercises the complaints could be alleviated. After the successful therapy you feel safe again.”

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