Mom’s Concussion Clinic to focus on safe sports play techniques and injury prevention
An estimated one in five athletes will sustain a sports concussion during the season. To help reduce the risk of sports-related injuries such as concussions and heat and dehydration in young athletes, the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Program, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Orthopedic and Sports Medicine program, is hosting a Mom’s Concussion Clinic in Waukesha on Saturday, August 15, 2015.
Expert speakers include Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Licensed Athletic Trainer Drew Hacker, and Dr. Kevin Walter, program director, Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine. Topics covered include: concussion prevention, signs and symptoms, safe play techniques, and safety tips for heat emergencies. Special guest appearance made by: Ahman Green, Green Bay’s all-time leading rusher. A special hands-on tackling skills and drills session for the moms will round out the program.
WHAT: Mom’s Concussion Clinic
WHEN: 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015
WHERE: Waukesha West High School Campus, 3301 Saylesville Rd., Waukesha
The Mom’s Concussion Clinic is targeted to moms who have children playing sports. The clinic is free to the community, but space is limited. Online registration opens July 15. Visit KohlsSafeandHealthy.com/concussionclinic to register.
About Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Program
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Kohl’s Cares® share the mission of keeping kids in our community safe, healthy and injury free. That’s why, together, they developed Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy, a community injury prevention program that provides a trusted educational resource for safety in the home, outdoors and on the go. The program includes an informative website, a popular game app for kids called Keep Spriggy Safe — available on iTunes or Google Play, and a Mobile Tour Unit that facilitates injury prevention outreach and education at community events.
About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in 9 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2013, Children’s invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.