Support Group Offers Free Screening of Concussion Documentary

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Support Group Offers Free Screening of Concussion Documentary

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie Sports Medicine and Twin Tiers Sports Post-Concussion Support Group are proud to present a free screening of the award-winning documentary, “Head Games,” from acclaimed director Steve James. The screening will be held Sunday, May 18 from 2-5 p.m. at the Sayre Theatre, 205 South Elmer Street in Sayre, Pa.

The film, winner of Best Documentary at the 2012 Boston Film Festival, highlights the crisis of concussions in American sports and follows the long-term effects of these injuries from the youth level through the professional level of sports.

Immediately following the screening, there will be a guest panel discussion attended by Steven Hicks, athletic trainer for Guthrie Sports Medicine, Athens Area High School and Tioga Central High School; Dr. Donald Phykitt, medical director for Guthrie Sports Medicine; and Mike Miller, vice-president of the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association.

For more information, contact Steven Hicks, MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT at twintierspcsg@gmail.com. You can also join the Twin Tiers Sports Post-Concussion Support Group page on Facebook.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.