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Recommendations for diagnosis and therapy of concussion in sports

The Swiss Neurological Society (Schweizerische Neurologische Gesellschaft) has published recommendations for the diagnosis and therapy of sport-related concussions, written by Dr. Nina Feddermann-Demont, and PD Dr. Antonella Palla and leading neurologists of Switzerland.   The diagnosis and treatment of sport-related concussion has changed substantially in recent years. Nevertheless, the affected athletes are often insufficiently diagnosed […]

Recommendations for initial examination, differential diagnosis, and management of concussion and other head injuries in high-level football

Under the leadership of Dr Nina Feddermann-Demont, an international group of experts has published recommendations for the medical procedure after head injuries in football in the renowned Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports (Impact factor: 3.631). The publication is aimed at team physicians in high-level football, but also provides important information for the […]

Professional extension at the Swiss Concussion Center

The Swiss Concussion Center is pleased to announce that PD Dr. med. Antonella Palla will be joining the team on 1st of pril 2019. Beside her chief activity at the Zurich Rehabilitation Center Wald, Dr. Palla has already been working  as a consultant neurologist at our center since January 2018 with a pensum of 10%. […]

Concussion symposia at the “Football Medicine Outcomes” conference

The XXVII „Football Medicine Outcomes Conference“ took place in Barcelona between the 2nd and 4th June. With more than 3’000 participants from 97 countries and 220 speakers, it represents the largest football medicine conference worldwide. As last year, the  conference was hosted by FC Barcelona at legendary Camp Nou. Dr. Nina Feddermann-Demont, Dr. Mario Bizzini & Prof […]

Scandinavian Sports Workshop

At the 14th Scandinavian Congress of Medicine and Science in Sports, held in Kopenhagen, Denmark from February 1st to 3rd this year, PD Dr. Alexander Tarnutzer gave a talk about long-term effects of head injuries and repetitive heading in football players. Key elements of his speech were a critical analysis of the previously published studies […]

Development of the first mobile positioning chair

The first mobile positional chair was developed in close cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Vertigo and Neurological Visual Disorders (ONO Center) of the University of Zurich and the University Hospital of Zurich and the Prolim Engineering Office (Rotundum). This is primarily used for the diagnosis and therapy of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which […]

22. Zürcher Schwindel-Symposium. Der gutartige Lagerungsschwindel – Bewährtes und Neues

Am 7. Dezember 2017 findet das 22. Zürcher Schwindel-Symposium rund um den gutartigen Lagerungsschwindel statt. Dabei wird ein neuartiger mobiler und manueller Drehstuhl vorgestellt, der dank der Expertise von Mitarbeitern des SCC und des USZ-Zentrums für Schwindel & neurologische Sehstörungen konstruiert wurde. Dieser Drehstuhl wird demnächst auch den Patienten des SCC zur Verfügung stehen. Schwindel-Symposium

The SCC at the 2nd World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy

The „2nd World Congress of Sport Physical Therapy“  took place from 16th to 18th March 2017 in Belfast (Northern Ireland). This conference has been organised by the Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association for the first time in 2015, and is now proposed bi-annually (2019 in Vancouver). More than 600 participants followed the „Optimal Loading in Sport“ […]

The SCC is being published in Sportphysio 03/2017

At the invitation of Thieme Verlag, several SCC team members have published two publications in the August 2017 edition of Sportphysio, a journal for sports physiotherapists. The first article (Brain Surgery in Sports) provides an up-to-date overview of diagnostics and therapy for athletes after concussion (based on last year’s consensus conference in Berlin). The second […]

Collaborational project on “Effects of heading” for elite football players launched

In cooperation with the University of Paderborn (Prof Dr. Dr. Claus Reinsberger), the Medical School Hamburg (Prof Dr. Astrid Junge) and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Vertigo and Neurological Visual Disorders of the University and University Hospital Zurich (Prof. Dr. Dominik Straumann), the SCC is participating at a project funded by the German Federal Institute for […]