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The fall sports season is underway which means hard-hitting plays during football or headers at soccer, or even a fall during that intense volleyball game. Whatever the sport may be, the importance of recognizing and properly treating concussions, especially in young athletes, continue to be an important topic.
That’s why sports medicine physician, Dr. Courtney Erickson-Adams, physical therapist Alana Garcia and speech language pathologist Eliana Stewart are teaming up to talk to you all about concussions.
- What is a concussion?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- When can your athlete go back and play?
- What are the long-term consequences?
About our Presenters:
Courtney Erickson-Adams, M.D. is a specially trained, board-certified sports medicine physician providing non-operative treatment options for sports-related and active lifestyle injuries including:
- Advanced management of concussions
- Fracture management
- Ultrasound guided joint injections for shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist and hand
- Over-use and misuse conditions
- 3D Gait Analysis for active runners and walkers
Alana Garcia, PT, NCS, CBIS is a physical therapist who will be working with the adult population at Health Pointe. She graduate from Arcadia University with a doctorate in physical therapy, is a board certified clinical specialist in neurology and is a certified brain injury specialist.
*Outpatient Rehabilitation provided by Spectrum Health Medical Group
Elaina Stewart (Peets), MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist, who graduated from GVSU and has completed her Certificate of Clinical Competence. She has specialized training in the areas of pediatric feeding disorders, dysphagia, brain injury, and various other populations.
*Outpatient Rehabilitation is provided by Spectrum Health Medical Group
Has your life been impacted by breast cancer? Whether it’s your grandma, sister, friend or even yourself, breast cancer touches many lives. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month which helps bring attention to the value of early detection and treatment options available.
Join Dr. Sean Goodwin and Dr. Thomas Visser as they talk about breast health, the current breast screening recommendations, what the next steps would be if you were to have an abnormal mammogram, as well as breast cancer management and outcomes.”
Dr. Goodwin and Dr. Visser will be available for question and answers to follow the presentation.
About our Presenters
Sean Goodwin, MD, is a board-certified critical care and general surgeon. Dr. Goodwin earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing. He completed his general surgery residency and surgical critical care fellowship through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners in affiliation with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Dr. Goodwin’s clinical interests include advanced laparoscopic surgery including hernia repair, gallbladder, and colon surgery, anti-reflux surgery, breast care, including breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, endoscopy, treatment of venous insufficiency and carpal tunnel surgery.
Thomas Visser, MD, is a board-certified critical care and general surgeon. Dr. Visser earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed his general surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, and completed his surgical critical care fellowship through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners in affiliation with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Dr. Visser’s clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid and parathyroid, hernia surgery, breast disease, including breast cancer, and surgical care of the cancer patient.