Last Thursday night, medical professionals from the Rochester Regional Health Concussion Program welcomed guests to Frontier Field. This was more than just a night at the ballpark to catch a ballgame. Prior to the Red Wings game, concussion care providers from Rochester Regional Health detailed their new program to treat concussed patients.
“Our program is different because we take care of all concussions regardless of how someone suffers a concussion,” said Dr. Christine Blonski, Medical Director of the Rochester Regional Health Concussion Program. “We strive for early access to our experts so they can be seen as soon as a day or two after the injury. Our team is composed of experts ranging from neurology, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurosurgery, physical therapy, and neuropsychology, all with experience in treating the different aspects of concussion.”
Dr. Anthony Petraglia, Executive Director of the Rochester Regional Health Concussion Program was joined by former Buffalo Bills quarterback and National Football League Hall of Famer Jim Kelly for an on-field question and answer segment regarding concussion awareness.
Also, as a part of the evening, Rochester Regional Health debuted its Concussion Program video. The video features the story of Alfred University lacrosse player David LaSpina of Webster. LaSpina suffered a concussion during a lacrosse game. Following his injury, LaSpina was treated by the team at the Rochester Regional Health Concussion Program.
According to national statistics, a concussion occurs every 15 seconds in America and there are 1.5 million people living with concussions on a daily basis.
The Rochester Regional Health Concussion Program team will work directly with your employer, school, coaches and therapists as necessary to coordinate needs as you recover. For more information on the Rochester Regional Health Concussion Program, visit our website or call 922-1212.