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Robert Sherman of Iron Neck Discusses Neck Strength and Concussion Recovery

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Join host Amy Zellmer as she chats with Robert Sherman of Iron Neck.

Robert Sherman is co-owner of Iron Neck, a company that makes a neck training device used by high school, college and pro teams of almost every sport to reduce concussion risk associated with whiplash. While an increased amount of attention is being paid to neck strength as a critical component to concussion management, it pales in comparison to that paid to helmets and post-concussion protocols. Robert is an advocate for preventive concussion management and travels the country educating professionals on the importance of neck training and the latest research on concussions. Through his interactions with leading strength & conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, neurologists, athletes and concussion survivors, Robert has gained a comprehensive perspective on the issues all individuals face from concussions to chronic neck pain.

Robert, along with two close friends from business school at University of Texas, met Mike Jolly, inventor of the Iron Neck in 2015. A former collegiate football player, Mike developed the Iron Neck in 2012 after seeing some of his UCLA football teammates develop CTE after their NFL careers. In 2011, Mike discovered research associating increased neck strength with reduced concussion risk as well as the increased threat of rotational forces on the brain that contribute to CTE. Since launching a redesigned version of the Iron Neck in 2016, hundreds of teams have incorporated it into their concussion management efforts.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Functional Neurology DC

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