Brady Quinn | Professional Football Player

Brady Quinn | Professional Football Player

Like most athletes, former professional football player Brady Quinn experienced sports injuries, including concussions. When he sustained his second concussion of the 2012 season, he experienced both blurred vision and tunnel vision, and was taken out of the game. After a few days, when his symptoms persisted, his agent suggested he go to see Micky Collins, PhD, and the team at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. “I had no idea what to expect when I came to UPMC, but it was innovative and cutting-edge, and they had the research to back it up.”

Quinn underwent a series of standard tests that examined his vision acuity, strength of eye muscles, and how quickly he recovered from a workout. Based on these results, Dr. Collins and the team developed a personalized rehabilitation program for him to follow, and that he could do at home. “There was no cure all, fix all approach. They covered all the bases and gave me a plan specific to my symptoms. I was able to do the rehab program at home and I started to get better quickly.”

While Brady was in Pittsburgh, he met with a number of UPMC’s sports medicine experts, and they didn’t just help him recover from his concussion, but they helped him look at other ways to prevent injuries and improve performance. After following his concussion rehabilitation program for just a few weeks, Quinn was cleared to return to play.

 

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