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Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis

Posted by Wendy Nienhouse on 2nd Mar 2017

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, State Theatre sponsor free screening of

Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month

LIVONIA, MI, Mar 2, 2017– Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, a premiere provider of rehabilitation services for individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and the State Theatre, are sponsoring a special screening of the hit movie Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis to commemorate March being designated Brain Injury Awareness month.

The free screening will take place at the renowned State Theatre in Traverse City, MI on March 20 at 5:30 p.m. The evening begins with a welcome by Tom Constand, President of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and Dr. Janice White, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers.

Immediately following the screening will be a panel discussion on concussion moderated by Tom Constand. The panel features the following professionals:

  • Owen Perlman, M.D., Associates in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, PC
  • Darren Keyton, NFL, Safe Football
  • Janice White, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CBIST, Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers
  • John McDougall, ATC, Athletic Trainer TCAPS, Munson Sports Medicine

Special guests include:

  • Josh Thorington, PT, DPT, Senior Specialist Musculoskeletal Group, Munson Health Care
    Erica Barker, MA, CCC-SLP, Senior Specialist Brain Injury & Cognitive Rehabilitation

This is the third year in a row that Rainbow and the State Theatre have teamed up to present a relevant screening to highlight Brain Injury Awareness Month and the importance of proper diagnoses and prevention of concussions. Web page to learn and share: www.rainbowrehab.com/headgames

About the movie: Inspired by events from the book Head Games, written by former Ivy League Football Player and WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski, Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis will capture the attention of a worldwide audience and expose a problem that has undeniably become a silent epidemic on a global scale. Internationally respected medical experts, professional and amateur athletes and their families will offer eye-opening insights and cutting edge science on head trauma that will demand that the perception of concussion change to guarantee the health and safety of athletes as a top priority.

About Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers: Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. has been a provider of rehabilitation services for adults, children and teens with brain and spinal cord injuries for over 30 years. With more than 35 residential locations, six treatment centers, a NeuroRehab Campus® and four vocational centers, Rainbow offers services that span nearly every aspect of brain and spinal cord injury recovery and rehabilitation. Rainbow’s residential settings include adult homes, child and adolescent homes and specialized residential programs. Day treatment and outpatient services are also available. With Rainbow’s home and community services division, services are provided throughout Michigan.

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