CARMICHAEL, Calif, & MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Athletic TIPS™ (Towards Injury Prevention in Sports), a not-for-profit, national organization that provides education and drives expanded awareness around the role of multi-disciplinary care in the recognition, prevention and management of sports-related injuries, will conduct a free community workshop: “Concussion Prevention and Recognition,” Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 6:30 PM registration, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL, focusing 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 Drs. Spencer Baron, Alan Sokoloff and Jay Greenstein, professional football team physicians.
Limited seating. Advance registration required: Lkennedy@cpronline.com. Nutritional refreshments and promotional items included. Additional information and security requirements provided upon registration.
“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 -- 2.9M 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.
About Athletic TIPS™
Athletic TIPS™ (Towards Injury Prevention in Sports) is the only not-for-profit, national organization that provides education and drives expanded awareness around the role of multi-disciplinary care in the recognition, prevention and management of sports-related injuries. Introducing opportunities for optimized health that enhance athletic performance, Athletic TIPS™ offers education and community workshops designed for amateur athletes K-12 through college, as well as their parents, coaches, trainers, and educators. Athletic TIPS™ implements grass roots initiatives in communities from coast-to-coast and potentially abroad. Athletic TIPS™ is a program of the Foundation for Chiropractic Education (www.yes2chiropractic.org).