Thompson to Lead Talk on Concussions in Sports

Meeting is Feb. 20 in American Canyon.


U.S Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, will host a community discussion on concussion identification and prevention on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The free public forum will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. at American Canyon High School gym, 3000 Newell Road.

At this meeting, athletes, parents and coaches will have the opportunity to speak with experts about how to recognize a possible concussion, how to prevent serious head injuriesand how to respond to head injuries when they occur.

Panelists will be:

--Dr. Brian Freeto, Orthopeadic Surgeon, Napa Valley Orthopeadic Medical Group

--Rob Brandon, Physical Therapist, Owner Napa Valley Physical Therapy, Trainer, Napa Valley College

--Melissa Bartholemew, Athletic Trainer, Napa Valley College

--Jeff Turner, Athletic Director, Jesse Bethel High School Vallejo

Concussions and head injuries are happening with greater frequency each year across all sports.

More than 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the U.S. each year. 

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Kevin February 12, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Can you get a concussion by being in Congress? That would explain a lot...
Alex Kirshman February 13, 2013 at 01:48 AM
There never will be a cure for concussions but there are ways to make the game safer. Safeguard Sports has it right and has everything you need without taking away from the game. Check them out. www.safeguardsports.com


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