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An estimated 1.6 million sports-related concussions occur every year. Athletes of all ages who are not fully recovered before returning to their sport are much more likely to receive another---more---devastating concussion.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is determined to stop that from happening.

On Sunday, February 26, at 6:30 pm in the gym at Germantown Academy, 340 Morris Rd, Fort Washington representatives from the Philadelphia Concussion Center at Magee will present at a parent coaches meeting for one of the largest Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)  basketball organizations around, covering kids from Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and part of DE counties. The organization includes 20 teams, with 250 girls, ages 10-17.

The Philadelphia Concussion Center at Magee was created in November, 2010, by Magees Brain Injury Service Department. Its main purpose is to help athletes, parents, coaches and teams determine when it is safe for an athlete to return to their sport, as well as to utilize Magees physical, occupational and speech therapy expertise to address any complications that may arise as the result of a concussion. The post-concussion clinic is being led by Tim Young, MD and Todd Lewis, PhD.

The Philadelphia Concussion Center at Magee has made presentations at several local schools this summer, including Friends Select and Benjamin Franklin High School in Philly and Cocalico High School.

"The presentation by the Magee Rehab HospitalӒs Concussion Center was spot on," said Audrey Stoner, Athletic Director Cocalico High School. "It was concise and well done. This information needs to reach all coaches, parents and athletes. Head injuries in sports needs to be taken seriously and education is a key step in handling athletes effected by this trauma."  

Learn more about the Philadelphia Concussion Center at Magee by calling 855-587-BRAIN.


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Established in 1888, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) stands as one of the largest non-profit, volunteer sports organizations in the United States. The union promotes uniformity in amateur sports, and includes over 500,000 participants and 50,000 volunteers. The AAU offers such programs as: AAU Sports Program, and AAU Junior Olympics Games.

To learn more visit, www.aausports.org

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