OHSU’s Sports Medicine to Offer Low-Cost Physicals for School Sports

Sarah Jane Brain Foundation In The News

 

“National Brain Injury Tour Will Provide Important Information Regarding Sports-Related Concussions”

 

WHAT: Low-cost physicals for high school and other youth athletes, to satisfy pre-participation requirements will take place. The Sarah Jane Brain Project´┐Żs national brain injury tour will be in attendance providing information regarding sports concussion prevention and awareness.
WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2011 (8:00am -12:00pm)
WHERE: The newly opened Oregon Health & Science University Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Clinic at Cornell West,
1500 N.W. Bethany Blvd.
Suite 195, Beaverton, OR
(corner of N.W. Cornell Road and N.W. Bethany Boulevard).
WHO: Physicians and staff from OHSU’s Sports Medicine program are volunteering their time, and will screen athletes for a variety of medical issues that might put athletes at risk during sports. Any school-aged youth is eligible. No appointment is necessary; physicals will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents are encouraged to accompany their child to the visit.

Physicals will cost $30. From that fee, OHSU will give $10 to the high school athletic program of the athlete paying the fee. Most of the rest of the proceeds will benefit the OHSU Sports Medicine Community Education & Research Foundation.

DETAILS: Oregon Health & Science University Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Clinic: Call the OHSU Sports Medicine Hotline: 503-494-4000

Sarah Jane Brain Project: The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation is one of the leading organizations in the country dealing with pediatric acquired brain injury. This event is a part of the foundation’s nationwide public awareness campaign dealing with brain injury, the leading cause of death and disability for America’s youth. The tour aims to bring awareness about youth sports concussions to high schools across the country as well as introduce the National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan (PABI Plan) through town hall meetings at local universities and hospitals.

The National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan (PABI Plan) develops a seamless, standardized, evidence-based system of care that is universally accessible for the millions of PABI families across the country.

PABI covers brain injuries from birth through 25 years of age, due to the fact the adolescent brain is still developing until about 25. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.6-3.8 million new brain injuries occur every year in America due to trauma in sports and recreational activities. More than 767,225 American youth visit the Emergency Department due to traumatic brain injuries each year, 80,715 are hospitalized and over 11,200 die. Upwards of 80% of the children in our juvenile detention centers across America have some form of a brain injury, most of which have not been identified or treated.

SPONSORS: Easton-Bell Sports:
The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation is proud to have Easton-Bell Sports as an official sponsor of the tour. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. is a leading designer, developer and marketer of innovative sports equipment, protective products and related accessories. The Company markets and licenses products under such well-known brands as Easton, Bell, Riddell and Giro. Its products incorporate leading technology and designs and are used by professional athletes and enthusiasts alike.Angels on the Bay:
Angels on the Bay, Inc. is a nonprofit children’s charity. Their mission is to raise funds and awareness to help provide life enhancing services for the chronically ill, developmentally disabled and physically challenged children of our community.
NOTES: This event is open press. Interviews will be available prior to and following the event.