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SMH Physical Rehab Prepared to Help Youth and Adults with Post-Concussive Syndrome

LevelOneConcussiveManagementTraining.jpgStephens Memorial Hospital’s (SMH) Physical Rehabilitation Department is pleased to announce that Lissa Merrill, PT/ Director and Amy Bottomley, DPT were certified in Level 1 Concussion Management training by the Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI).  Lissa and Amy recently attended a 4 contact hour program held in Portland, Maine on October 21, 2014.  

Instructors Dr. William Heinz, MD and Dr. Peter Sedgwick, DO highlighted the importance of having more professionals dedicated to minimizing the effects of concussions on Maine youth.  Up to 80% of concussions go undiagnosed and untreated each year. Although the focuses of the training was on helping the safety of Maine athletes by providing return to learn and return to play guidelines, the program also shared information on how to clinically help all people with brain injury as the training was part of the Fifth Annual Conference on Defining Moments in Brain Injury. 

Stephens Memorial Hospital is prepared to help youth and adults with post-concussive syndrome.  Amy Bottomley has specialty certification in Vestibular Rehab, providing unique treatment for vertigo and certain eye and balance problems common after a head injury.  

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Photo Caption (left to right): Amy Bottomley, DPT and Lissa Merrill, PT



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