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Christine Brennan, veteran sports journalist of USA Today, saw a screening of Concussion last night and suggested that it will not spell the death knell for football.
“Some will see it and decide to never let their kids play football again,” she wrote. “Others will see it and rush home to watch as many bowl games and late-season NFL games as possible. The movie, which I watched Thursday at a screening at the Motion Picture Association of America theater in Washington, D.C., will be what you want it to be.”
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS), a Central Texas physical therapy practice with more than a dozen offices throughout the state, will use the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) screening for concussions.
“ImPACT screening is a great mechanism for ensuring athletes are healthy before hitting the field again, no matter the sport,” said Jon Sams, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS. “If not treated properly, concussions are life threatening. Athletes who return to play without allowing for proper healing can experience staggering neurological injury and in some cases death. Bottom line, it’s not worth skipping one of these 20-minute screenings.”
The Certified Athletic Trainers and Sports Certified Specialists at TexPTS provide ImPACT screening during the pre-season to measure brain abilities and are also present at student athletic events. If an injury occurs they can immediately compare the student’s pre-season brain abilities to his or her current abilities. TexPTS can then refer athletes, as needed, to doctors who specialize in the treatment of these injuries.
TexPTS hs offices in Austin, Cibolo, Central Texas, Dallas, Georgetown, Hill County, Liberty Hill, Live Oak, Randolph Air Force Base, New Braunfels, Parmer/Pflugerville, Round Rock, San Antonio, San Marcos, Schertz, Selma, Spring Branch, and Universal City.