Kids & Pros HeadsUp Football Clinics

The Kids & Pros Heads Up Football Clinics were presented by Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, and the Matthew Gfeller Foundation, locally supported by Wake Forest Baptist Health in Davie and Lexington Medical Centers. Read More.

Kids & Pros HeadsUp Football Clinics

3rd Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Neurotrauma Symposium

March 6-7, 2015
Dr. Michael McCrea to present Academic Keynote Address

3rd Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Neurotrauma Symposium

Congratulations

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named Kevin Guskiewicz one of the MacArthur Fellows for 2011. He will receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years.

Guskiewicz is the Research Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, as well as a Kenan distinguished professor and chairman in the Department of Exercise & Sport Science. Congratulations!

Congratulations

2011 Matt Gfeller Sports Safety Spectacular

A mini-camp for players, parents, coaches, and athletic trainers to learn about the risks of concussive injuries in football and how to prevent them.

WHEN: Saturday, July 30th, 2011. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Wake Forest University’s BB&T Field and Bridger Field House

More information & photos from the event »

2011 Matt Gfeller Sports Safety Spectacular

Our Mission

Our mission is to help parents prevent, recognize and treat youth sports head injuries.

We support the role athletics can play in our kids lives, but believe that head injuries can be minimized through better equipment, training, diagnosis and early treatment.

We simply want kids to play it safe.

Our Mission

Treatment

With so many young athletes taking part in contact sports across the USA, and getting injured, it is critical that our athletic trainers, doctors, and trauma centers are equipped with the right know how and tools to treat those who suffer a traumatic brain injury. Closer to home, as players and parents, we need to know how to treat the symptoms that we recognize, even if that simply means knowing enough to realize that stopping play and visiting the doctor is required.

Learn about the keys to treating your child’s mild head injury.

Treatment

Recognition

Recognizing that an athlete has suffered a brain injury (i.e. concussion), often mistakenly referred to by athletes and coaches a “ding’ or “bell ringer”, is the first step to treatment. Often times the athlete does not know that the head injury is severe enough to need treatment. Or, the athlete wants to ignore the event and the symptoms of the head injury because they want to keep playing.

Learn how to recognize whether your child has suffered a mild head injury.

Recognition