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Westview's Making Headway

Date
January 5, 2015


On January 26, Westview Health Care Center’s Sports Medicine experts and affiliates will host area health care professionals, school physicians and nurses, school athletic directors, and athletic trainers for a presentation on Westview’s newly developed Playbook program on Concussion Management.

The educational program called “Making Headway” will focus on concussion recognition and management due to the sporting industry’s emphasis on the rising number of mild traumatic brain injuries commonly seen in athletes who compete in sports.

Keynote speakers include Neurologist Dr. Anthony Alessi of Neuro Diagnostics LLC of Norwich and Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology and Orthopedics at the University of Connecticut, Primary Care Sports Medicine physician Jeffrey Manning at Affinity Sports Medicine in Rhode Island, Director of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology of Memorial Hospital in Rhode Island Dr. Janet Grace; and Dr. Terry Harrison-Goldman of New England Pediatric Institute of Neurodevelopment of Memorial Hospital. Drs. Manning, Grace and Harrison-Goldman are affiliated with the Care New England Comprehensive Concussion Management Program and are faculty of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Presenters also include Westview’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Alex Williams and Certified Athletic Trainers Mike Taylor and Mike Cerasoli.

Topics will include: Concussion Myths and Misconceptions; Current Best Practices in Prevention, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Recovery; Current Concussion Legislation in Connecticut and Westview’s Sports Medicine Center Program treatment protocols, which will include Return to Academics and Sport.

“We have an experienced and highly knowledgeable team of certified and licensed professionals focused on this growing issue,” stated Physical Therapist Alex Williams. “We are proud to offer this expertise and the clinically validated concussion assessment tools for the safety and well-being of athletes of all ages.”

Program attendees in attendance will receive a guided tour of the Westview sports medicine center, tailgate munchies and a complimentary swag bag.

Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing inpatient facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center, both dedicated to providing quality health care services. Along with garnering a perfect five star overall rating found on Medicare.gov Westview is proud to have received such accolades as US News and World Report America’s Best, Consumer Reports Top 10 Connecticut Nursing Facility rating and Health Grades 5-Star Top Ranking.



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