Dr. Janet Kent speaking on CONCUSSIONS
with Marissa Frank, DPT
7-8:30pm COHASSET Paul Pratt Library, Community Room
“CONCUSSIONS: ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURIES” presented by Dr. Janet Kent founding director of South Shore Impact Clinic and Marissa Frank, DPT.
Sports Concussion ClinicConcussion is the most common head injury in youth sports and is seen on football and soccer fields, volleyball and basketball courts, skating rinks and wherever youth sports activities take place. Over the past decade, the evaluation, management and treatment of concussions in children and teens have evolved rapidly.
Since 2008 all Cohasset High School athletes are required to take an IMPACT concussion test prior to play.
Physicians in Southeastern Massachusetts now have access to the Sports Concussion Clinic at South Shore Hospital and its integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of sports-related concussions. The program combines Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (or ImPACT), specialized physician visits and physical therapy-based rehabilitation to facilitate safe return to play for student athletes and, when appropriate, their return to academics.
It is a Massachusetts state law that all coaches take annual training for concussions. Parents (and students) agree to take a free online class thru NFHS or CDC on Concussions when you sign up your child for sports. Come and learn in-depth the causes, signs and treatments of concussions and other Acquired Brain Injuries. All CONCUSSION related information pertaining to Cohasset athletes may be found at this link.
A student with an ABI may receive assistance and educational accommodations from the Student Services department while healing, in the form of an IEP or 504 plan.
Janet Kent, MD, who is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and has worked with patients with brain injuries for more than 10 years.