Boonshoft to offer session focusing on concussions


Greene County News

FAIRBORN — Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about concussions 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center, 725 University Blvd., on the campus of Wright State University.

The session is free and open to the public.

Corey J. Ellis, M.D., director of the Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and family medicine at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, will speak about concussion and Ohio’s Return to Play law.

Under the current law, which went into effect in April 2013, coaches and referees are required to pull young athletes out of practice or games if they show signs or report symptoms of a concussion. They cannot play until they are cleared by a physician or authorized licensed health care provider. Ellis will discuss the signs and symptoms of a concussion, how to recognize a concussion, the latest treatment options for a concussion and Ohio’s Return to Play Law.

Ellis is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in the primary care sports medicine subspecialty. He completed a pediatric sports medicine fellowship. He also serves as a team physician for Wright State University athletics and the sports medicine physician for Beavercreek High School.

Videos of past sessions may be viewed at www.wrightstatephysicians.org/ortho/video. To register for the session, contact Pam Kadrovach at pam.kadrovach@wspi.org or 937-208-2129.

Story courtesy of Wright State Physicians.

Story courtesy of Wright State Physicians.

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