Youth Sports Concussion Program Launches Hotline
June 4th, 2012
Concussion Program Launches Hotline for Free Baseline Testing
Open House to be Held June 14th for the Public
Monday,June 4, 2012 – It was announced earlier today that the Youth SportsConcussion Program would be opening up a hotline for youth and parents to call to arrange for free baseline testing at (705) 740-8020. A free openhouse on the program, with education sessions for parents, will be held all day Thursday, June 14th at Primary Health Care Services of Peterborough, 150 KingStreet, with presentations at 12 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm for parents, coaches,trainers, teachers and any interested parties to attend. Through apartnership with both local school boards, many students have already had theopportunity to participate in free baseline testing, but with summer approaching and a continued interest from parents, coaches and trainers to participate in baseline screening, Primary Health Care Services of Peterborough is doing its best to meet the demands of the community by keeping this available over the summer months.
“There has been tremendous support for baseline testing at all the schools we have been able to visit this academic year,” said Dr. Bob Neville, chair, Youth SportsConcussion Program. “We are hearing from parents every day that want toknow when we will be at their child’s school, as well as from sports organizations that want to ensure all their players are tested and we felt thatthe best way to respond to this increasing demand was to create a platform where baseline testing could be made available to the youth across ourcommunity over the summer months. We are very grateful to Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board and look forward to continue to provide educational sessions to students and staff and free baseline testing to students in the 2012-2013 academic year.”
Anyone interested in having their child participate in free concussion baselinetesting should attend the Open House being hosted at Primary Health CareServices of Peterborough, on Thursday, June 14thth. Formal information presentations will be made at 12 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm and members from the program will be on-site all day to answer questions at 150 King Street, 3rd floor. In order to receive free baseline testing credits children must be a resident of Peterborough City or County, 10 years of age or older and attending elementary or high school.
ThePeterborough Youth Sports Concussion Program is being administrated by Primary Health Care Services of Peterborough in partnership with Dr. Derek Krete and is the first program of its kind to create a best practice model in the diagnosis, treatment and management of concussion for healthcare providers. The program is supported through the fundraising efforts of the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation. For more information please visit http://www.yscp.ca/