Dr. Michael (Micky) Collins, Ph.D., is a nationally renowned expert in sports-related concussion. A leading clinician and researcher, Dr. Collins is the assistant director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Established in 2000, it is the first and largest research and clinical program focused on the diagnosis, evaluation and management of sports-related mild traumatic brain injury in athletes of all levels.
Co-founder of ImPACT Applications, Inc., Dr. Collins diagnoses patients using ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). ImPACT is the first, most-widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. One of the keys to ImPACT’s approach to concussion management is to compare an athlete’s post-concussive performance and symptoms to a baseline (pre-concussion) level for that athlete.
In addition to his extensive clinical experience, Dr. Collins has been a lead author on several major groundbreaking studies of high school and college athletes published in JAMA,Neurosurgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine, and Pediatrics, and an author on more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles for other prestigious medical journals. The North American Brain Injury Society recognized Dr. Collins with the 2005 Innovations in Treatment Award, given annually to an individual for developing and implementing innovative and efficacious treatment for persons with brain injuries.
"Concussion Management, Recognition, and Treatment," led by Dr. Micky Collins, Chief Clinical Officer, ImPACT Applications, Inc., and Assistant Director, Sports Medicine Concussion Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, explains how to recognize, treat, and manage concussions.
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