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Sports injury expert to speak at Jewish Community Center in Newton

Posted by boston.com  September 27, 2013 10:21 AM

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Dr. William Meehan III will discuss sports injuries and concussion prevention during a free talk at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center on Oct. 6.

“Organized sports participation by children and teenagers is at an all-time high,” Meehan said in a press release. “Approximately 38 million children and teenagers participate in organized sports. The benefits of sports participation are numerous. However, these benefits come with the risk of injuries. Proper preparation for individual sports that involves injury prevention education and training is where parents, coaches and schools can make a difference.”

Meehan is a national expert of sports injury prevention and director of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention in Waltham. At Boston Children's Hospital, he is director of both the sports Concussion Clinic and of Research for the Brain Injury Center.

Meehan also serves as team physician for Northeastern University's men's ice hockey team.

The event begins at 9 a.m. on Oct. 6, and is at 333 Nahanton St. in Newton. For more information, call 617-558-6459.


Shandana Mufti can be reached at malika.mufti@globe.com.

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