Pelé called soccer — or football, as it is known worldwide — the beautiful game. The more than 265 million soccer players today would agree with him. Yet, as every player knows, injuries are part of the game.
We at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine are researching specific changes in the brain caused by movement and injuries in soccer. Now, you can help us give soccer injuries a red card.
If you are:
You can help us make soccer safer by joining our study.
You will visit Albert Einstein College of Medicine every six months for two years. The first and last visit will each take 3.5 hours; the other visits will take less than an hour.
We will pay you for your time - up to $150 per visit.
During your visit:
Some people will be asked if they are willing to be a part of additional research. These people will:
Of course, we will pay these people more.
Soccer demands a complex set of skills, each using different techniques. Your brain plays an important role in this. In our study, we will try to understand how the brain facilitates these skills and how soccer injuries might affect the brain. Specifically, we are looking to see if brain changes are associated with heading.