For Immediate Release
Waltham, MA, August 1, 2013: The Micheli Center for Sports Injury will be hosting a free screening of the just-released informative PBS documentary, "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer," on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM. Dr. William P. Meehan, III, Director of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention and a featured expert in "The Smartest Team," and the documentary's producer/director, Brooke de Lench, Founder of MomsTEAM.com, will be on hand after the screening to answer questions parents,coaches and athletes have about the making of the film or about concussions in general.
"The Smartest Team" follows a high school football team in Oklahoma during the 2012 season and looks at the steps they are taking to safely manage the growing concussion epidemic. These include reducing the risk of a player receiving a concussion, effectively identifying those players who have received a concussion, and safely managing those players after their concussions, to maximize the chances for a safe return to play. The film is premiering in Oklahoma on all PBS stations on August 14th. After its premiere in Oklahoma, it will roll out to Ohio and then all 387 PBS affiliates throughout the country in the following months.
In addition to Dr. Meehan, the film also features Dr. Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Director of the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, Dr. Joseph A. Congeni, Director of the Sports Medicine Center at Akron Children's Hospital, and Coach Bobby Hosea, developer of the Head Free Tackle TM method. The film is narrated by two-time Super Bowl winner and Big Ten Network announcer, Howard Griffith.
The Micheli Center offers several services aimed at reducing the risk of concussions, including a Concussion Prevention and Preparation Program, a Return to Play Program, and a drop-in class focused on strengthening the neck, core, and shoulders of athletes. Due to limited space we are asking that parents and players please call 781-373-2760 to reserve their place.
The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention seeks to advance the field of sports medicine by revealing current injury patterns and risk factors while developing new strategies, technologies, and methods of preventing injuries. Our goal is to change the field of sports medicine by developing individualized preventative care, conducting groundbreaking research, and promoting safe exercise for all.
Posted August 14, 2013