News on short and long-term consequences of headers at the 3rd Science Congress of the German Football Association

Dr. Alexander Tarnutzer, member of the Swiss Concussion Center, presented the latest findings on the topic “effects of headers on brain functions and structures” on 21 January 2016 at the 3rd Science Congress of the DFB (German Football Federation) in Frankfurt. In the presentation, he illuminated the existing literature critically regarding possible influences of headers on neuro-cognition, balance, and brain metabolism processes. The 3rd DFB Science Congress was met with very lively interest due to its high-calibre programme and was fully booked with approximately 380 participants.

Here you can go directly to the recording of the presentation (video on demand).

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Swiss Concussion Center at the sports-medical workshop “Return to Sports” in Luxembourg

Mario Bizzini, Head of Physiotherapy at the Swiss Concussion Center, gave a lecture entitled “Return to sports after concussion” on 9 January 2016 at the 10th Sports Medicine Workshop in Luxembourg.

The event was organized by the most important sports medicine and sports physiotherapists associations of the country and took place in the National Sports and Cultural Center “D’Coque” of Luxembourg.


Mario Bizzini, Head of Physiotherapy at SCC, spoke at the International Conference on Football Science in Antalya

ACIBADEM Sports Istanbul, one of the world’s over 40 FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence, organized the first international conference on “Football Science” in Antalya, Turkey on 4th and 5th January 2016.

Mario Bizzini, PhD, Head of Physiotherapy at the Swiss Concussion Center, opened the conference with the presentation on the topic of “Prevention of Injuries in Football”, in particular of non-contact injuries (e.g. knee injuries through prevention programs like FIFA 11++) and contact injuries (e.g. concussion through fair play and more stringent application of the rules). Numerous international speakers and more than 600 participants ensured wide media coverage in football-enthusiastic Turkey.