Sacred Heart Rehabilitation will host a freecomprehensive, evidence-based discussion on symptoms, prolonged effects and treatment options for the management of concussions. Please join us on Friday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation at the Market Shops located at 9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy. West - Unit 1, Miramar Beach, FL 32550. There are 1.6 - 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the U.S every year. Other traumas can cause concussions such as falls, motor vehicle accidents or any direct force or blow to the body and or head. The most common symptoms are headaches, fatigue, dizziness, imbalance, slurred or slow speech and poor concentration. Speech therapist, Stephanie Borg, CCC-SLP, CBIS and physical therapist, Leslie Moskal, DPT, will be speaking about concussion management and how physical and speech therapy can reduce post-concussion symptoms. Valuable information for coaches and parents will be provided on concussion recognition, sideline assessment and the benefits of obtaining a baseline assessment in advance of any unexpected injury. Rehabilitation Services at Sacred Heart provides a comprehensive concussion management program for children and adults providing assessment and treatment of concussions through a specific process. We understand that symptoms and recovery time are unique and develop an individualized plan of care that helps increase physical and mental activity. The center provides a wide spectrum of specialized rehabilitative care, troubleshooting and education for patients that have conditions effecting their overall balance and mobility. A multidisciplinary team of physical therapy experts work together to strengthen and preserve mobility, while educating the patient and preventing future falls and injuries. To register please go online to healthcare.ascension.org/Events or call (850) 278-3600.
About Sacred Heart Health System In Florida, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and St. Vincent’s HealthCare based in Jacksonville. Ascension’s facilities in Florida include seven hospitals and more than 100 other sites of care. Together, they employ more than 10,000 associates. Across the region, Sacred Heart and St. Vincent’s have served North Florida communities for more than 145 years. In fiscal year 2018, the statewide Ministry provided $180 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Sacred Heart Health System, visit healthcare.ascension.org.