Project Description

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers is teaming up with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan to sponsor special screenings of Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis. The screenings are taking place in Traverse City, Farmington and Howell.

Immediately following the screenings there will be a panel discussion on concussion featuring local industry professionals and moderated by Tom Constand, President of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan. Darren Keyton, a former guard with the Detroit Lions, will participate in the Traverse City panel again this year. Dr. Owen Perlman, Rainbow’s medical director, will be joining the panel this year along with Dr. Janice White from Rainbow.

This is the third year in a row that Rainbow has presented a relevant screening to highlight Brain Injury Awareness Month and the importance of proper diagnosis and prevention of concussions.

About the movie

From the acclaimed director Steve James (Academy Award-nominated Hoop Dreams, Emmy Award winning The Interrupters), Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis is a revealing documentary featuring never-before-seen neurological findings related to rugby and soccer players that will serve as a wake-up call for those who think that the devastating chronic effects of repetitive head trauma are only an American football and boxing injury.

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.

Howell, MI

Historic Howell Theater
315 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI
March 15, 2017
Doors open: 6 p.m.

A panel discussion will follow the movie. Panelists are:
Jeffrey S. Kutcher, M.D., National Director, The Sports Neurology Clinic
Joanne C. Gerstner, Professor, Michigan State University
Janice White, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CBIST, Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers
Tom Constand, President, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, will serve as panel moderator.

Traverse City, MI

State Theatre
233 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI
March 20, 2017
Doors open: 5:30 p.m.

A panel discussion will follow the movie. Panelists are:
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
Tom Constand, President, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, will serve as panel moderator.

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

Farmington, MI

Civic Theater
33332 Grand River Ave., Farmington, MI
March 23, 2017
Doors open: 6 p.m.

A panel discussion will follow the movie. Panelist are:
Julie A Ferris, M.D., LMT Rehabilitation Associates
Mariann Young, Ph.D., CBIST, Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers
Janice White Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CBIST, Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers
Jacob Greer, AT, ATC, The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute®
Matthew McCarthy, M.D.The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute®
Tom Constand, President, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, will serve as panel moderator.

Concussion Resources

Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis movie website
headgamesthefilm.com/

Brain Injury Association of Michigan
biami.org/concussion

Center for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov/headsup

Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy

Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/concussion