October 24, 2013 — Athletic TIPS (Towards Injury Prevention in Sports) will conduct a free community workshop Oct. 29, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The workshop, titled “Concussion Prevention and Recognition,” will focus on CDC recommendations and guidance on concussion management.
Featuring a special presentation by Mike Pouncey, center for the Miami Dolphins, the program provides information and guidance for parents, coaches, trainers, and educators involved in student athletics, and will be conducted by TIPS-certified faculty members Spencer Baron, DC; Alan Sokoloff, DC; and Jay Greenstein, DC, professional football team physicians.
There is limited seating, so advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Lkennedy@cpronline.com.
“Athletic TIPS recognizes the need for education, and is prepared to support the mitigation of sports-related injuries nationwide through community-based workshops and grass roots programs that will be conducted throughout the year,” says Kent Greenawalt, chairman of Athletic TIPS. “With concussion now recognized as a silent epidemic among the nation’s youth, this workshop is of great importance. We are grateful to the leadership of the Miami Dolphins for their support of this event, and look forward to a continued relationship that will advance educational initiatives in South Florida.”
Athletic TIPS invites community organizations, school teams and amateur youth sports teams — male or female and for every sport — to request a workshop in their local areas. Workshop topics include:
- Concussion prevention and recognition
- Preventing dehydration and heat-related conditions
- Nutrition in sports management
- Recognizing, preventing, and managing musculoskeletal injuries
Sports-related injuries account for nearly 8,000 emergency room visits daily — 2.9 million per year — and close to 50 fatalities annually, according to expert reports. Statistics released by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) reveal:
- Forty-eight youths died as the result of sports injuries in the past year.
- Per year, high school athletes sustain 300,000 head injuries, 90 percent of which are concussions.
- High school athletes account for 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: Athletic TIPS