Sports Injury Expert to Speak at JCC

Dr. William Meehan, III, a national expert on sports injury prevention and director of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention in Waltham, will discuss sports injuries and concussion prevention at a free talk at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton on October 6 at 9:00 am.

Dr. Meehan is also the director of the Sports Concussion Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, the author of Kids, Sports and Concussions: A Guide for Coaches and Parents, and the director of Research for the Brain Injury Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is the team physician for the Northeastern University men’s ice hockey team.

“Organized sports participation by children and teenagers is at an all-time high,” says Dr. Meehan. “Approximately 38 million children and teenagers participate in organized sports. The benefits of sports participation are numerous. However, these benefits come with the risk of injuries. Proper preparation for individual sports that involves injury prevention education and training is where parents, coaches and schools can make a difference.”   The talk is open to the entire community.  For more information, contact 617-558-6459 or visit the JCC website.

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