International Concussion & Head Injury Research Foundation
Concussion in Sport
Concussion in Sport is an initial three year study by the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation, investigating the long-term effects of concussion on men and women who have competed in impact sports, and seeking to establish whether there is an increased incidence of neuro-degenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and the condition currently described as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
This international project will look at both retired athletes and a matched set of control volunteers. If you want to be part of this important research, please register you interest by completing the online form.
“As professional jockeys, with on average a fall every 14 rides, it was accepted that we would suffer concussion but we gave little thought as to what the long-term effects of repetitive head injuries would be, so this is an important research project, not only for racing, but for all sports. It will be of great benefit to establish the facts regarding the effects of concussion and to be able to minimise risks for athletes in the future.”