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Youth Sports Concussions: What You Need to Know
Concussions in youth sports are more common and more threatening than many parents may believe.
On July 18 from 7 to 9 p.m., join experts at Brookdale Community College for a free information session geared toward parents and coaches of youth sports.
“A concussion is a brain injury and should never be passed off as just a ‘bump on the head,’” said Dr. David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS, Physical Therapist, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and President of db Orthopedic Physical Therapy in Lincroft.
“We have been hearing more and more about how concussions are not only sidelining our children for a few weeks, but are also causing severe, long-lasting health effects and potential life-threatening injuries. That is why we felt it was so important to come together as a community and make sure everyone – parents and coaches alike – are completely educated about concussion prevention, identification and treatment.”
According to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 38 million kids ages 5 to 18 play organized sports in the United States. Of those children, one in 10 will suffer a sports or recreation-related concussion each year.
Doctors at the event will discuss the signs and symptoms of a concussion as well as the potentially fatal consequences.
The event is being held at Brookdale Community College in the Robert J. Collins Arena.
Program registration is required online at www.concussionrxcare.com, or by calling 732-747-1262. The first 100 program registrants will receive Comprehensive Concussion Baseline Testing for their children at a reduced cost.