Post-Concussion Support Group To Present “Safety in Youth Sports Act”

Sayre, Pa. – The Post-Concussion support group for athletes and their families will hold its next meeting on Sunday, May 6, 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 4 Blue Conference Room, located on the fourth floor of Guthrie’s Sayre campus. Guest Presenters are Greg Janik, MS, ATC, the president of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society and Head Athletic Trainer at Kings College and Jason Erlandson, MS, ATC, Athletic Trainer for Susquehanna Health/Montoursville Area High School.  They will be presenting on the new Pennsylvania concussion bill “Safety in Youth Sports Act” recently signed into law by Governor Corbett.

They will also talk about some of their professional experiences dealing with athletes that have suffered concussions. Discussion will follow. This meeting will be a very good informational meeting for Pennsylvania school officials, including Principals, Athletic Directors, and Coaches dealing with information about the “Safety in Youth Sports Act”.

For more information contact Steven Hicks, MS, ATC at email
You can also join the group’s Facebook page: 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.