Concussion Alliance

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Concussion Alliance was founded by a mother-son team because of family experience with long-term concussion symptoms. The co-founders realized that there was no place online to find reliable information about the full range of treatment options. The mission of Concussion Alliance is to provide information, hope, and empowerment to concussion patients and their families.

ConcussionAlliance.org is the first online resource to provide evidence-based information about medical and alternative treatments for concussions and post-concussion syndrome. Up to 30% of the 3.8 million concussions diagnosed each year lead to post-concussion syndrome and long-term symptoms. Many people with concussions don’t see a doctor at all, and others go from one provider to another without finding help.

ConcussionAlliance.org provides information about:

  • Medical-based therapies such as vestibular therapy and vision therapy

  • Alternative therapies currently being researched such as light therapy and CBD

  • Complementary alternative treatments such as craniosacral therapy

ConcussionAlliance.org provides links to research studies for each treatment and includes search tools to locate credentialed practitioners in each field. The organization is working with healthcare professionals to review treatment articles for accuracy. Concussion Alliance has a small advisory board comprised of professionals in the field.

Concussion Alliance provides support to individuals via email and their Facebook group.

The organization is developing a pilot program for concussion awareness and education for colleges and universities. The program will create targeted information for professors, club sports captains, residential advisors, and students who have sustained a concussion.

ConcussionAlliance.org has an international audience, primarily from the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia. As of September 2018, the website pages were viewed 29,375 times.


Testimonials:

“I wish my doctor had pointed me towards [your website] when I was diagnosed with [a] concussion a couple of months ago, plus its good to see that you are taking an evidence-based approach to the subject.”
- Sarah Dillingham


“Concussion Alliance has provided just that - an ally - to add to my healing, providing educated connection, research, options.”
- Susan Love

SEEKING CONCUSSION RECOVERY SUPPORT? PLEASE JOIN THE CONCUSSION ALLIANCE FACEBOOK GROUP!

Project Leaders

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Malayka Gormally serves as the Executive Director of Concussion Alliance, which she co-founded with her son, Conor Gormally. She has spent the last six years educating herself about concussion treatments in order to help family members. Malayka works with healthcare professionals and researchers to validate the information on each page of Concussion Alliance. She is also a small business owner, artist, and independent art curator. She is married to a Vietnam-era veteran.

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Conor Gormally is a student at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, studying economics and computer science. He co-hosts a radio show and loves cooking meals for friends and family. He and his mother, Malayka Gormally, co-founded Concussion Alliance in 2017. Conor manages the development of new programs and he is a writer and primary editor for the website. In addition, Conor works on the development and design of the website.

 As a senior in high school, Conor worked with KUOW 94.9 Seattle as part of the RadioActive Youth Media Program to create the feature radio piece, This Is What A Concussion Sounds Like, which won an award at the Society of Professional Journalists 2017 Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest.

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