FREE Concussion Program - November 12
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Allegheny Valley Hospital and Highlands High School, Co-Sponsors
Natrona Heights, Pa., - Allegheny Valley Hospital (AVH) and Highlands High School, are sponsoring a free educational program on coping with concussions on Tuesday, November 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the audion at Highlands High School.
Topics include: “A parent’s perspective on the recovery process,” “How concussion affects the brain and evaluation standards for suspected concussions - what the research is telling us” by Kevin Kelly, MD, PhD, neurologist from Allegheny Health Network’s Concussion Management Center and professor of neurology at the Drexel University College of Medicine; and “The Safety and Youth Sports Act and Return to Play Protocols” by Missy Bauer, physician assistant and certified athletic trainer and a clinician at the Concussion Management Center.
This educational program is free and open to the public and features information on management of concussion symptoms and innovations in concussion care.
The program is designed to help students, athletes, parents, educators and coaches, involved in the care of or recovery from a concussion learn more about concussions and the treatment and recovery options.
A long standing leader in both the neurosciences and sports medicine, Allegheny Health Network has brought together a multidisciplinary team of leading experts in the causes and care of mild traumatic brain injuries to enhance the management of concussions. Staffed by specialists in neurology, neurosurgery and orthopedic sports medicine, Allegheny Health Network’s Concussion Center provides a full array of evaluation and treatment options for concussion sufferers while also focusing on concussion prevention, education and research. A primary goal of the Center’s educational mission is to help athletes, coaches and parents more readily identify and respond to the warning signs of concussion.
To attend this free program, please RSVP by calling 412-330-4469, or register online at www.wpahs.org/events/