Concussion

 

 

Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio in partnership with the Valero Alamo Bowl offers an innovative program for student‐athletes that assists our physicians and athletic trainers in evaluating and treating head injuries (e.g., concussion). In order to better manage concussions sustained by our student‐athletes, we have acquired a software tool called ImPACT™ (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). ImPACT™ is a computerized exam utilized in many professional, collegiate and high school sports programs across the country to successfully diagnose and manage concussions. If a student‐athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury during competition, ImPACT™ is used to help determine the severity of head injury and when the injury has fully healed. Additional information about ImPACT™ can be found at www.impacttest.com

 

Concussions in sports are a serious issue with long term risks and possible complications if not treated properly. Always remember “When in doubt, sit them out!” Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a concussion is the most important factor as to whether a child should sit or return to play. Training programs provide valuable information to assure the athlete is ready to get back in to the game safely.

 

I wish to stress that the ImPACT™ testing procedures are non‐invasive, and they pose no risks to student‐athletes. We are pleased to offer this program given that it provides us the best available information for managing concussions and preventing potential brain damage that can occur with multiple concussions. Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio, coaching and athletic training staffs are striving to keep student‐athletes’ health and safety at the forefront of the athletic experience.

 


 

We are proud to announce a wonderful exclusive opportunity to our Lonestar San Antonio Families!  In our continued partnership with Methodist Healthcare, we are now working with Sports Medicine Associates to provide our players Concussion Baseline Testing.  Our club can now provide you this wonderful opportunity at no cost.  We are working on offering this to our families in both August and January in the years to come. Keep an eye out for future emails regarding CBT in order for you to get a head start on registration A very detailed email will be sent out in the fall with all information including location, time slots, age eligibility, consent forms, etc. for that date.  What a great proactive approach on your child's safety and well being during their athletic experience.  

 

Your player must be over 10 years of age and this is FREE of charge to Lonestar SC San Antonio players only.

 

Concussion Baseline Testing – SAVE THE DATE: HERE

 

Concussion Presentation:

If you would like to see the same presentation the coaches and parents recieved click here.

Presentation done by Stephanie Keiningham, LAT of Sports Medicin Associates of San Antonio.