BRADENTON -- Following the NFL's tightening of its concussion policy, athletic organizations around the country have looked to apply lessons learned to their own programs.
IMG Academy and Coastal Orthopedics will host an April 27 session on implementing protocols.
IMG Academy's trainers will join other area trainers to learn from Coastal Orthopedics' newest physician and Concussion Management Specialist, Jeremy Ng, MD and his staff. From diagnosis to treatment and recovery, the program will offer a full spectrum of concussion management services. The protocol includes a complete medical evaluation, physical and comprehensive neurological exam, as well as a computerized neurocognitive assessment using the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) Testing System.
Ng is the only credentialed ImPACT consultant in Bradenton.
In addition to their work on the Comprehensive Concussion Program, IMG Academy and Coastal Orthopedics are hosting the first Sports Medicine Symposium at IMG Academy, June 1-2. The conference will feature experts from IMG Academy's Athletic and Personal Development team, alongside leading physicians from Coastal Orthopedics. An opportunity to put new tools into practice will also take place through on-field demonstration during the second day of the conference. For information visit www.imgacademy.com/events/img-academy-sports-medicine-symposium.