UMass Announces Addition Of Clionsky Neuro Systems As Medical Consulting Partner
Oct. 24, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Department of Athletics has announced a new partnership with neuropsychologist Mitchell Clionsky, Ph.D. ABPP-CN of Springfield, Massachusetts. His practice, Clionsky Neuro Systems (CNS-Neuro) is one of the leading regional specialists in the field of concussion evaluation and treatment.
The partnership is a key addition for the UMass Sports Medicine Staff. It will give the group access to a cognitive specialist who has been evaluating and treating patients with concussions for more than 25 years.
"The University of Massachusetts Sports Medicine department is extremely excited to add Dr. Clionsky and his associates to our team as concussion consultants," said Associate Athletic Director For Sports Medicine Jeff Smith. "It is going to be such a great compliment to our medical staff in having one of the leading neuropsychologists as a resource for our student athletes when they are dealing with the symptoms of concussion. We are looking forward to working with Dr. Clionsky and his group."
Clionsky feels concussion prevention and management is a strength of the UMass Sports Medicine department.
"This partnership is very exciting for us,"said Dr. Clionsky. "It allows us to apply state-of-the-art cognitive science to help the University identify student-athletes who have sustained concussions during play, monitor and measure their cognitive recovery after injury, and provide needed information about when it is safe to return to play or practice. And our data can also form the basis for an academic plan to be used during a period of concussion recovery, to keep the student athlete on track toward their educational goal. From what I've seen, I think UMass is probably ahead of the curve in terms of their care for concussive injuries. The department has embraced the notion of prevention and early detection. I think there is a commitment here to that philosophy and I am very proud to be associated with that. It is a wonderful partnership."
The partnership with Clionsky and CNS-Neuro gives UMass access to its first cognitive consultant. The Sports Medicine Department also has consultative partnerships with orthopedists, chiropractors, pedorthists, dentists, along with a staff of medical physicians and full-time athletic trainers to help student-athletes with injury prevention and recovery.
GET YOUR OFFICIAL