Plaistow, NH – Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics would like to invite Plaistow area parents, coaches and athletes to a free discussion on “Proper Management of Sport-Related Concussions”.  The session will take place on Thursday, October 25th at 6:30pm at the newly renovated Access Sports Medicine facility at 13 Plaistow Road in Plaistow.

Dr. Kevin Heaton, the Director of the Sports Concussion program at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, will discuss the common signs and symptoms of a sport–related concussion.  He will talk about ImPACT Baseline Testing as a first step in concussion management and the importance of immediate removal from play with a suspected head-injury.  Dr. Heaton will explain the concussion management protocol at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, the use of both physical and academic restrictions and the innovative methods that are being used to aid in an athlete’s recovery following a concussion.  A physical therapist will be on-hand to talk about the importance of vestibular rehabilitation and a multi-disciplinary approach to concussion management.  Representatives from the sports medicine program at Northeast Rehabilitation and athletic trainers from Timberlane High School will also be in attendance to answer questions.

Parents, coaches and athletes of all ages are encouraged to attend.  There will be giveaways and free food and beverages.  This presentation To RSVP, please email or call 603-775-7575.