US ski team doctor opens clinic to protect athletes' brains

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) U.S. ski team physician Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher has opened The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute.

The director of the clinic says Wednesday his goal is to help as many athletes as possible with their neurological health at the 7,000-square foot facility about 35 miles west of Detroit. His team of neurologists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and neuropsychologists will treat athletes of all ages.

Kutcher was the U.S. ski team's first specialist evaluating and treating concussions during the 2014 Winter Olympics. He is the NBA concussion program director, advises the NFL and NHL Players' Associations and helped to create the NCAA's concussion-related policies.

Kutcher founded the University of Michigan's NeuroSport program, which he says limited the number of athletes he could evaluate.

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