HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care Centers, a service of Righttime Medical Care, is pleased to announce that Casey Thompson, MS, ATC, has been hired as an athletic trainer, educator and community outreach coordinator. In the position, Thompson will attend sporting and outreach events, educate patients, families and coaches about concussions and assist with community and professional relationships.
A graduate of West Virginia University in Athletic Training, Thompson holds a Master of Science degree from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, in Athletic Administration. She completed an athletic training internship with the U.S. Naval Academy football team and most recently worked for ATI Physical Therapy in Severna Park, MD, where she served as Head Athletic Trainer for Severna Park High School and Assistant Athletic Trainer for Archbishop Spaulding High School in Severn, MD.
“Being an athlete myself, and also being part of an allied health profession, I find it easy to relate to athletes in their time of injury and to lay out a course of treatment for the patient and family that is compatible with successful recovery,” says Thompson. “I’m excited to join the HeadFirst team and to work with the public to answer their questions about sports and head injuries.”
“We’re thrilled to have someone of Casey’s caliber on our team,” says Dr. Robert G. Graw, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Righttime Medical Care. “As HeadFirst continues to expand, we are pleased to attract the best and most energetic individuals in their professions.”
HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care provides post-injury medical evaluation for patients of all ages who have suffered head injuries and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Trained in the evaluation and management of mTBI, the HeadFirst medical team works with a consortium of specialists to ensure patients receive optimal care. HeadFirst also provides ImPACT® baseline testing for sports teams and individuals, and supports trainers and coaches with a community concussion awareness program, monthly Concussion Consortium meetings and a 24-hour sports injury hotline. Righttime Medical Care operates 13 urgent care centers and 11 HeadFirst Concussion Centers located in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Frederick, Howard and Montgomery counties. All Righttime locations are open 365 days a year from 7 a.m. until midnight. For more information, visit myHeadFirst.com and myRighttime.com.