Dr. Matser graduated as a clinical neuro- psychologist and has 25 years of experience in clinical neuro- psychology. He worked at St. Anna Hospital in the Netherlands for 15 years and was an associate professor of the department of neuroanatomy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Dr. Matser obtained his PhD in 2000 on the topic ‘brain injuries in sports’ and proved that typical residual symptoms such as fatigue, decreased performance / cognition and emotional instability can be caused by an accumulation of impacts to the head. Ten years ago he started his own clinic for people with brain injury.
Dr. Matser has conducted studies in New York at the Cornell University to gain more insight into residual symptoms of brain injury. Some of those ideas have been implemented in the current Fifa protocol on how to treat players who sustain a concussion during the game. This protocol has already successfully been applied for several years all over the world.
He worked as the first team psychologist of Chelsea FC on the staff of the renowned coach Jose Mourinho for four years. Subsequently he joined Brendan Rodgers, current coach of Liverpool FC. At present Dr. Matser works with the Belgian football club Anderlecht FC.
Eric views every person as a complete being and believes that every human spirit is like a fingerprint – completely unique. Because everyone is different, they therefore react differently to injuries. Eric’s core business is personal attention and tailored treatment.
The main focus of his work at GNC Dubai is diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment. Cognitive impairment is common in
• Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain concussion, Brain contusion
• Dementia / Alzheimer’s (early detection)
• Depression and burn-out
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Stroke and other Cerebro vascular disorders
Another important focus is on talent identification and talent optimization. The best in the world also have the best cognitive and motivational skills, which can be tested and developed at GNC. National institutions, sport clubs or firms (organizations in sports / music / business) are welcome to apply. It is essential that talented individuals are recognized and given the optimal environment in which to develop their skills.