The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education sports concussion program, originally scheduled for March 18, will take place Thursday, April 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The free seminar, titled Sports Concussion: Know the Facts! Concussion management strategies for high school athletes and the ImPACT Test, was postponed when the high school was closed due to storm damage. The program is open to Greenwich High School students, parents, coaches and trainers.
Concussions are the hot topic in the NFL and on high school and college campuses across the country with recent concern about the brain health of players of contact sports. The ONS Foundation wants to raise awareness about the risk of concussion and help educate Greenwich High School athletes about concussion signs and symptoms. According to neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon of the ONS Foundation, concussion is the most common type of brain injury sustained in sports and most concussions do NOT involve loss of consciousness. “Many people don’t realize that you can sustain a concussion even if you do NOT hit your head,” said Dr. Simon. “Multiple concussions can have cumulative and long-lasting life consequences so we developed this program to relay the latest information on concussion management and to explain the role of ImPACT testing.”
The sports concussion program will be presented by Dr. Scott Simon and Greenwich High School Athletic Trainer and Concussion Management Coordinator/ImPACT Test Supervisor Peter Falla. The seminar will take place in the High School Media Center rooms #1 and 2. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 203-869-3131, or visit www.ons-foundation.org.
The ONS Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to helping reduce sports injury and supporting healthy living through educational programs and clinical research. Educational programs are offered to the community on a variety of topics throughout the year. All events are free of charge.