Concussion information sessions to be offered
OSI Physical Therapy, Westfields Hospital Physical Therapy, St. Croix Orthopaedics and the New Richmond Clinic are partnering to sponsor free information sessions about concussions and the student-athlete.
Parents, teachers, coaches, community members and athletes of all ages are invited to attend either session.
"Concussions: Partnering in your athlete's care" will be presented on Sunday, April 21, at two locations:
Somerset High School multi-purpose room from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
New Richmond High School auditorium from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused when the head is hit or shaken. The injury leads to a disturbance in brain function. Concussions are common and serious.
Why are concussions a concern?
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, emergency rooms are seeing more and more student athletes with concussions. Emergency room visits for children ages 8-13 have doubled in the past 10 years. Age 14- to 19-year-olds, visits have more than tripled.
Learn what you need to know about managing a concussion, when it's safe to return to the game and what local resources are available to help.
This seminar is free and open to the community.