Concussion seminar to cover treatment, rehab, and return to play for student athletes

A panel of University of Iowa Sports Medicine specialists will share their expertise in managing concussion in athletes during a free community health seminar on Thursday, July 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Mediacom Outdoor Club Room at Kinnick Stadium.

“The event is aimed at coaches and parents, but we’ll have good information for medical professionals as well,” says Andrew Peterson, MD, team physician for the Iowa Hawkeyes and director of the UI Sport Concussion Program. “Attendees will learn the basics of sport-related concussion care, important steps to ensure safe return to play, and the most effective modern rehabilitation strategies.”

Peterson’s research on sport-related concussion has earned him a national reputation on the subject. He’ll be joined by other UI faculty with expertise in athletic training and physical and occupational therapy to discuss the full spectrum of concussion care, from the moment of impact to the day the athlete returns to competition.

Pre-registration for the event is required. For more information or to register, call 1-319-335-8886 or register online.