The Guthrie post-concussion support group for athletes and their families will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Dec. 14, 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 is free and open to the public.
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.
This month’s guest speakers are Darrell and Sue Wright, who will be joined by their son on live webcast. The Wrights will talk about their son’s struggle with Post-Concussion Syndrome including the non-traditional symptoms he initially experienced, the different concussion specialists he saw, and the debilitating crashes that he would experience for weeks on end. They will also talk about how important it is to become an advocate for yourself and/or your children.
For more information, please contact Steven Hicks, MS, ATC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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 290 physicians and 155 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.