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Summit, NJ, September 2012 – The Center for Concussion Care and Physical Rehabilitation at Overlook Medical Center recently created a Twitter handle in order to give those who use social media information tips on how to avoid concussions. The Twitter handle is @KnowConcussion.
The department that runs this twitter account, the Center for Concussion Care and Physical Rehabilitation, has developed a comprehensive approach in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of sports-related concussions. Its rehabilitation services include state of the art physical therapy treatments and therapeutic exercise programs to treat injuries sustained through sports and other vigorous activities. The center has partnered with several local high schools and other sports teams to ensure a safe return to play for student athletes recovering from concussion.
The Center for Concussion Care and Physical Rehabilitation hopes this will reach its targeted audience and encourages students, athletes, coaches, and parents to follow them so that those who are the most prone to concussions and those who provide care for them can be aware of what a concussion is, how to identify the symptoms, what steps need to be taken in the event of a concussion and how to avoid them.
The Center for Concussion Care and Physical Rehabilitation is located in the Medical Arts Center (MAC) II at Overlook Medical Center. Learn more about the Center for Concussion Care and Physical Rehabilitation or call 908-522-6146.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey, comprised of Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Newton Medical Center. The three medical centers – all accredited by The Joint Commission – have a combined total of 1,308 licensed beds and more than 2,750 affiliated physicians providing a wide array of health care services to the residents of Northern and Central New Jersey. Specialty service areas include advanced cardiovascular care, pediatric medical and surgical specialties, neurology, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Each of these programs has earned top ratings and recognitions in their respective fields. Atlantic Health System is the official health care partner of the New York Jets and an official health care provider of the New Jersey Devils.
Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more heart surgeries than any other hospital in New York or New Jersey, and is one of 20 facilities across the country to perform catheter-based repair and replacement of valves on both sides of the heart. Atlantic Health System’s spine program – where surgeons perform more spine surgery than anywhere else in New Jersey – is one of just 13 hospitals across the country that has received the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission, achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for cervical and lumbar spine treatments. With the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute based at Overlook Medical Center, the hospital serves as the hub for the New Jersey Stroke Network, and serves about 40 percent of the state’s stroke patients. The system’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital offers more than 100 board-certified physicians in 20 pediatric specialties. Morristown Medical Center is verified as a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and designated a Level II by the state of New Jersey.
Atlantic Health System has been chosen for the past three consecutive years by FORTUNE® as one of the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®.” The organization has also been recognized four times by AARP as one of the “Best Employers for Workers over 50.” Inside Jersey magazine partnered with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and ranked Morristown Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in New Jersey and the No. 1 hospital for treatment of heart failure and coronary surgery in the state. The survey findings also establish Overlook as No.1 for the treatment of neurological disorders and stroke in NJ. Atlantic Health System is a Major Clinical Research Affiliate with The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and is the primary academic and clinical affiliate in New Jersey of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Mount Sinai Hospital.