Free Webinar On Concussions

I was very interested and surprised to catch this press release elsewhere, seeming as though I have met Dr. Mjaanes and was part of the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association.  Regardless the Rush Orthopedic Center does a great job with concussions and I feel you should give this webinar a watch;

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CHICAGO, July 25, 2012  — As ongoing research shows the significant impact concussions have on the young, developing brain, parents and coaches of athletes in contact sports continue to ask:

How many concussions are too many?

Will concussions cause my child memory problems or dementia down the road?

How do I know if it is time to get him/her out of the game?

Dr. Jeff Mjaanes, Director of the Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush and a Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) sports medicine physician, along with Mike Overturf, President of the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and Jim Osborne, of the Council on Brain Injury and Positive Coaching Alliance, will address those questions and more at a free webinar, “Tackling Concussions,” 7 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2012.

Register now to reserve your spot at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/975294288.

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Chicagoland Concussion Meeting

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Chicagoland Sports Physicians Concussion Update presented by AthletiCo, in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. I was invited by my medical director, along with our sports medicine physical therapist; the three of us went north to listen to three very good presentations, network and get ideas for our hospital (the food was also great).

Heading in I knew the primary audience for this meeting was physicians MD and DO, in fact I believe that of the 70 or so people I think there were only 5 athletic trainers and 3 physical therapists. It seemed the room was evenly split between practicing physicians and residents, with some very knowledgeable and exceptional physicians in attendance. I was extremely encouraged to see all the “young” physicians willing to learn about concussions, some of whom didn’t even focus on Sports Medicine, but they wanted information.

There were three presentations on the night; Chicago and Illinois legislation regarding concussions, Vestibular Rehabilitation for treatment of concussions and Point-Counterpoint of Neurcognitive Testing; possibly the three most poignant topics in the area.

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