Guthrie Post-Concussion Support Group to Meet - Jan. 13

December 27, 2018

The Guthrie Post-Concussion Support Group will hold a meeting on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. in the 4 Blue Conference Room located on the fourth floor of the Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre, Pa. 

The meeting will feature guest speaker Amber Thomas from Rochester, N.Y. She graduated from Bryant University in May 2018 where she majored in biology and psychology and played soccer. During her senior year, Amber conducted a research study on concussions and emotion. As an athlete who has played soccer since age 5, she also suffered more than one concussion. The most recent one was last September, and it caused her to miss part of her senior soccer season. She now works as a clinical research assistant for the Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model system. In the future, she would like to become a neuropsychologist, specializing in brain injury. Amber plans to discuss the results of her research study, share more of her story, and point out some helpful resources.

The Guthrie Post-Concussion Support Group features speakers who share their personal journeys in dealing with sports related post-concussion syndrome. The group is free and open to community members who have suffered a concussion and their families.

For more information or to participate in the meeting online, please contact Steven Hicks, MS, ATC by email at The group also maintains a Facebook page, Twin Tiers Sports Post-Concussion Support Group.

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 a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.