People @ Swiss Concussion Center: Karin Mani, Research Assistant

In a loose series of short video interviews, we present the people who work at the Swiss Concussion Center and contribute daily to enable athlete athletes a safe “return to play” after concussion.

Interview Transcript:

What is your job at the Swiss Concussion Center?

I work at the Swiss Concussion Center in the field of research. I am mainly concerned with scientific questions around dizziness and balance problems. Furthermore, I am responsible for diagnostics in the field of postural control. That is, the athletes come to me and do various computer-based tests, and I can then use these results to make a detailed diagnosis and use this diagnosis in conjunction with their own physiotherapy team to create an individual, personalised rehabilitation for the athletes. This is all based on research results.

What are your goals at the Swiss Concussion Center?

With my research results, I would like to contribute to a more detailed diagnosis after a traumatic head injury. This also means for an athlete that they can start a specific rehabilitation therapy faster.

What is your motivation to contribute to the Swiss Concussion Center?

The people who come to the Swiss Concussion Center are my motivation. One must imagine: the athletes lose their hobby, their job, and their social environment all at the same time. They come to therapy and work incredibly hard. If I can speed up the rehabilitation process with my work, then this is enough motivation.