Does your child enjoy playing football or any other high impact sport? If so, you will want to hear more about the ground-breaking report regarding youth sports injuries.
Recently, Stone Phillips, former co-anchor of Dateline NBC, conducted a study focusing on head impact injuries in youth football. His report involved members of VCOM and Virginia Tech's research programs on head injuries. Phillips interviewed Gunnar Brolinson, D.O., the chair of VCOM’s sports medicine who is the head team physician for the Virginia Tech Hokies football, as well as the U.S Olympic Ski team. Along with Dr. Brolinson, Philips interviewed the head of the Virginia Tech / Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Stefan Duma, Ph.D. Both professors are lead researchers in the new and upcoming field of youth sports injuries.
To view the report and find out more information on Phillips and his research, go to stonephillipsreports.com.
Above: Stone Phillips (left) and Gunnar Brolinson, D.O.
Contributed by Abby Welty, VCOM Intern