Guthrie Post-Concussion Support Group to Meet

Sayre, Pa. – The Post-Concussion support group for athletes and their families will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Feb.12, 2012. The group offers support to athletes, and their families, who are dealing with sports related Post-Concussion Syndrome and those who have been forced to stop playing sports or working because of repeated concussions. 

Guthrie Sports Medicine, Athletic Trainer Steve Hicks is hosting the meeting, which will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Guthrie Clinic Family Medicine Conference Room, located on the first floor of Guthrie’s Sayre campus. Julia Wolanski, a senior at Athens Area High School and current Wrestling Cheerleader, and her mom, Thola Wolanski, will be the guest speakers for this meeting. They will talk about the injury and recovery process from a concussion Julia sustained in Cheerleading 2 years ago. They are both members of the support group and are excited to have the opportunity to “Pay It Forward” to those dealing with similar injuries.

For more information contact Steven Hicks, MS, ATC at email

Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county area service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.