AthletiCo Physical Therapy Teams Up to Unveil Youth Concussion Awareness Program

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AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy, in conjunction with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), and the Midwest Center for Concussion Care, announce the creation of the ‘A Step aHead’ initiative to combat concussions in young hockey players.

The ‘A Step aHead’ initiative combats concussions in young hockey players.

The ‘A Step aHead’ initiative combats concussions in young hockey players.

Complimentary baseline concussion testing will be offered to all AHAI members ages 13-18 from November 1, 2011 through February 1, 2012.

AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy, in conjunction with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), and the Midwest Center for Concussion Care, announce the creation of the ‘A Step aHead’ initiative to combat concussions in young hockey players.

This is the first program in the Midwest and second collaborative initiative with a professional franchise in the country. Through the A Step aHead initiative, complimentary baseline concussion testing will be offered to all AHAI members ages 13-18 from November 1, 2011 through February 1, 2012, as well as educational programs to youth players throughout the AHAI program. Testing will take place at 18 different AthletiCo facilities. The testing is used to establish a baseline of normal cognitive function for each individual athlete, the results of which are then used as part of a comprehensive clinical evaluation following any head trauma.

The four groups have pledged to educate the Illinois youth hockey community on the importance of concussion management. For more information on the A Step aHead initiative, visit http://www.athletico.com/impact.

About AthletiCo
AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy provides orthopedic rehabilitation services to communities and organizations throughout Illinois, Milwaukee, and Northwest Indiana. To demonstrate our commitment to both our patients and referring physicians, we measure functional patient outcomes and patient satisfaction with national data comparison using a third-party outcomes system.

Our services include physical and occupational/hand therapy, work rehabilitation, performing arts rehabilitation, women’s health therapy, spine control classes, pediatric physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and athletic training. Expanded services include performance enhancement, fitness center memberships, golf fitness, endurance, nutrition, and massage therapy.

AthletiCo accepts all indemnity, PPO, POS, and WC plans including BC/BS, Humana, Medicare, Aetna (PPO/HMO), PHCS, UHC (PPO.HMO) and many others. As a courtesy to our patients, we verify insurance coverage.

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