In 2005, following a distinguished career as a clinical neuropsychologist, professor, researcher, and entrepreneur, Dr. Tony L. Strickland established the Sports Concussion Institute and Clinics (SCI) to provide state-of- the-art assessment, diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention services to:
1) Address the comprehensive concussion care needs of athletes and other active
persons of all ages playing high velocity sports; and
2) Provide specialized neurological and neurobehavioral care to people with head injuries, post-concussion syndrome, balance/vestibular disorders, acute/chronic pain, and memory/learning disorders.
With the help of its scientific advisory committee, staff, and community partners, SCI has successfully served thousands of patients with a focus on individualized treatment driven by state-of-the-science care. SCI’s Los Angeles site has grown to become the nation’s premier concussion care facility for retired NFL player evaluation. The three clinics that comprise SCI – Concussion Management, Memory Disorders, and Pain Management – work conjointly to provide outstanding, comprehensive neurological and neurobehavioral care for everyone ranging from school-age children to mature adults in the prime of their lives.
SCI has conducted tens of thousands of concussion baseline assessments (i.e., tests that measure an athlete’s normal neuropsychological and vestibular functioning, typically during the pre-season and/or prior to injury) with middle, high school, and collegiate athletes and continues to provide concussion education, prevention, and clinical management services to middle schools, high schools, and universities nationally. On October 1, 2012, SCI opened another institute in Atlanta, Georgia to expand its renowned expert services to youth and adults in the South. This was quickly followed in 2013 by the launch of additional clinical sites that now include Florida, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and Michigan to meet the needs of athletes throughout the country.
The SCI mission is to reduce the adverse impact of concussions on neurobehavioral functioning among athletes and other active persons and promote the awareness and education of concussion prevention and management among athletes, parents, coaches, athletic trainers, other medical professionals, and schools nationwide. Achieving this mission while working with other forms of head trauma, balance/vestibular disorders, memory disturbances, and pain makes the Sports Concussion Institute and Clinics uniquely successful as a premier specialty clinic for people across the lifespan.