HeadFirst Hosts ImPACT Symposium

HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, a program of Righttime Medical Care, hosted its first ImPACT Workshop on Saturday, May 5, at the Severn School in Severna Park, Md. Jamie Pardini, Ph.D., neuropsychologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, discussed the ImPACT neurocognitive assessment program as a tool to diagnose concussions. Also presenting at the workshop were Milford H. Marchant, Jr., M.D., orthopaedic and sports medicine specialist at MedStar Harbor Hospital, and Christopher G. Vaughan, Psy.D., pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s National Medical Center. More than 50 physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and other professionals attended the workshop to learn about helping students and their families navigate the road to recovery and make a safe return to play following a sports-related concussion.

For information about potential upcoming educational events, please email contact information to HeadFirst Program Director Amy Knappen.

HeadFirst Concussion Workshop

ImPACT workshop presenters Dr. Jamie Pardini (left), of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Dr. Milford H. Marchant, Jr. (right), of MedStar Harbor Hospital, are joined by Dr. Robert G. Graw, Jr., CEO of Righttime Medical Care, at the first event sponsored by Righttime’s new program, HeadFirst Sports and Concussion Care.

Chronic Repetitive Injuries Strike Lacrosse Players

With lacrosse’s surge in popularity over the past decade, chronic repetitive injuries are affecting players as the sport becomes a year-round game. Milford Marchant, M.D., Board-certified sports medicine specialist at MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, Md., writes in the Baltimore Sun that the medical community has not kept pace with the sport’s growth. As sports medicine physician for the Chesapeake Bayhawks Major League Lacrosse team, Dr. Marchant shares experience about treating repetitive injuries among high school and college lacrosse athletes.

Read Dr. Marchant’s full article in the April 12, 2012 edition of the Baltimore Sun.