The team at the Ayer Neuroscience Institute Sports Neurology Program works tirelessly to help educate people about sports-related injuries to the brain and spine, and how people with neurologic conditions can play sports safely.

This includes providing expert insight into the latest treatment approaches and preventive steps athletes can take to protect themselves.

Stay up-to-date with the latest in sports neurology by following what our team is talking about as part of local, regional and national news stories.

Sports Neurology News

September 25, 2023

Hartford HealthCare offers neurologic monitoring for athletes

It’s protected by the skull and often a helmet, but the brain can be affected by even the slightest impact [...]

February 22, 2023

Can Concussions Cause Depression?

The physical injury – and pain – is real, but the emotional impact of a head injury is often overlooked. [...]

September 29, 2022

From Hopeless to Happiness: A Concussion Patient’s Journey

Gerry Stefanelli was ready to give up. A car accident in 2018 left him with a severe concussion – excruciating [...]

September 07, 2022

Collaborative Effort Allows 3 Experts to Help 1 Patient Fight Migraine

A Bristol teacher discovered there is more than one way to learn about her head pain after connecting with a [...]

July 06, 2022

Degenerative Brain Disease Discovered in First Soccer Player

Scott Vermillion likely wished to be remembered as one of the top defenders in Major League Soccer but, instead, the [...]

February 11, 2022

Some Subtle Signs That Could Have Saved Bob Saget’s Life

It’s what many people would have done. After apparently bumping his head, comedian and actor Bob Saget went to bed [...]

Featured Videos

Fall sports are starting soon! What you need to know to prepare

Sports Neurologist, Stephanie Alessi-LaRosa, MD, talks with NBC CT about Fall School Sports and what parents need to know prepare.

Medical Rounds- What is Sports Neurology?

Stephanie Alessi-LaRosa, MD, explains the importance of Sports Neurology for athletes and what it means to have a neurologist on the sidelines.

Ayer Neuroscience Institute Sports Neurology Program