More than 1 Million Concussions in Children are Unreported Each Year, Wimbledon Health Partners Appoints Board Certified Neurologist to Address Need for More Testing

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Concussion testing is becoming critical to athletic programs as nearly 2 million children under 18 suffer concussions each year, with more than half of those left untreated (1). Wimbledon Health Partners tackles this issue by creating a concussion department focused on baseline testing.

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Being able to properly identify if a player has suffered a concussion as well as identifying when it is safe for that athlete to return to play are necessary components to any athletic program.

Wimbledon Health Partners, the industry leader in on-site diagnostic testing for athletic programs and physicians, announces the appointment of Dr. Russell C. Packard as Director of the Neurology and Concussion Department at Wimbledon Health Partners. In his role, Dr. Packard will review data provided by the company’s baseline concussion testing to aid in the critical decision of clearing an athlete for play following injury.

“Sports concussions have gained widespread attention over the past few years, and I’ve seen more athletic programs step up and take a more active role in preventing long term damage to their players.” Dr. Packard says. “Being able to properly identify if a player has suffered a concussion as well as identifying when it is safe for that athlete to return to play are necessary components to any athletic program, and I see adding concussion testing to Wimbledon Health Partners’ testing protocol as the next level to ensuring the total safety of a player.”

A board certified Neurologist and Psychiatrist and Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Packard has contributed greatly to the advancement of traumatic brain injury and concussion studies in clinical, academic, and administrative roles.

About Wimbledon Health Partners:

Wimbledon Health Partners formed in 2013 to meet the need for on-site diagnostic testing at physicians’ offices. The industry leader, Wimbledon Health Partners provides physicians with state-of-the-art, in-office testing to detect circulatory conditions and cardiac abnormalities using vascular ultrasound and echocardiography.

About Wimbledon Athletics:

Wimbledon Athletics, the newest division of Wimbledon Health Partners, is pioneering the way for high schools, colleges, universities, and sports facilities to test students for vascular conditions and for unsuspected cardiac abnormalities to help minimize sudden cardiac death among young athletes.

For more information on how your school can partner with Wimbledon Health Partners, visit http://www.WimbledonAthletics.com or call us at (855) 200-8262.

(1)    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/concussions-untreated-children-study-finds/story?id=39988976

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