Guthrie Sports Medicine to Host Post-Concussion Support Group Meeting

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Guthrie Sports Medicine to Host Post-Concussion Support Group Meeting

Sayre, Pa. – The Post-Concussion support group for athletes and their families will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Sept. 16, 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 Family Medicine Conference Room, located on the first floor of Guthrie’s Sayre campus. The guest presenter will be Jacob Lezak, Head Boys’ Soccer Coach and Health and Physical Education Teacher at Athens Area High School.

Coach Lezak attended Lock Haven University. He was the starting goalie for the men’s soccer team. He is also a survivor of multiple concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI’s). Coach Lezak's topic is "Surviving Sports Concussion and the Classroom".

For more information contact Steven Hicks, MS, ATC at email: shicks1@stny.rr.com.

There is also a Facebook page called Twin Tiers Sports Post-Concussion Support Group.  If you would like to become a member please just send a request to be added.

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 service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.