Rockdale County Public School Athletic Coordinator Kechia Rowlesrecently held a meeting in conjunction with Dr. Chealon Miller of Resurgens Orthopaedics to inform parents about common injuries in high school athletics.
Rowles focused on prevention and recognition of concussions, a topic that has received increased media attention in recent years as medical experts have focused on the immediate and long-ranging effects of head injuries.
Rowles identified some indicators of a possible concussion. Concussed players may stumble after getting up or sway their heads in an attempt to "shake it off." Football players may go to the wrong huddle, take a knee or bend over, have vacant stare-eyes that lack a focal point, run the wrong play, complain of a headache, be bothered by light or manifest a change in personality.
RCPS’s policy on concussions can be found under the athletics section at www.rockdale.k12.ga.us.
Dr. Miller, a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Specialist, described common injuries athletes may face during play and the methods of treatment used at Resurgens Othopaedics located on the access road between Conyers and Covington.
Pictured above is Dr. Miller with Resurgens Marketing Manager Stephanie Moshier prior to the presentation at Rockdale Career Academy.