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Edge to Host Free Seminar on Concussions in Youth Football

Bloomington, IL. – Through the public discourse relating to Illinois House Bill 4341, the topic of concussions
in youth football has been accentuated. A large number of central Illinois parents are looking for information
on what concussions are, how they are diagnosed, how they are treated, and what the short term and long term
effects are. In response to the public’s interest in additional information on this topic, The Bloomington Edge
will be hosting a free seminar titled “Concussions in Young Adults”. The seminar will take place on
Wednesday, March 14 in the auditorium at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, Illinois
at 6:30pm.
 
The guest speaker for this seminar will be Dr. Amyas Kabir of the Kabir Center for Health. He has been
in practice in Bloomington, Illinois for over 20 years and is an expert in the field of human health & wellness.
Dr. Kabir has a vast amount of experience in treating both professional as well as young athletes for a wide
array of injuries including concussions. He will discuss the importance of proper baseline testing prior to
participation in athletic endeavors as well as appropriate evaluation and management of post concussive
injuries.
 
The information in this seminar is beneficial to parents of athletes participating in any sport, and
specifically to parents looking to make an informed decision on whether or not to allow their child to play
tackle football. The information would also be helpful to anyone interested in writing an informed letter to their
state representative regarding HB 4341.
 
The Bloomington Edge is a community centered organization and a staunch believer in the benefits of
youth sports. This seminar is being provided at no charge to the families of Central Illinois so they can learn
and ask questions about concussions. No RSVP or registration is required.
 
The Bloomington Edge opens their summer season on July 7 th . For more information on games and
tickets please visit www.blomingtonedge.net or call 484-840- 3343.
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