North Cypress Sports Medicine Center is involved in the sponsorship or Athletic Training coverage for several worthy causes in our community.
Greater Houston Gymnastics
North Cypress Sports Medicine Center recently provided title sponsorship for the Greater Houston Gymnastics Foundation Golf Tournament through Cypress Academy of Gymnastics, which supports local athletes of all ages and levels of gymnastics.
North Cypress Sports Medicine Center recently provided funding to the Cy-Fair Independent School District to purchase concussion testing software for all 10 CFISD high schools, as well as Waller High School and Cypress Christian High School. The software, called ImPACT, is the first most widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. ImPACT is a 20-minute test that has become a standard tool used in comprehensive clinical management of concussions for athletes of all ages. The $10,000 grant to access the internet-based ImPACT software is currently being used by the schools for post-injury evaluations to determine appropriateness for return to sports following a concussion.
We conduct baseline testing on 9th thru 12th grade students participating in contact sports. The tests can be administered by any athletic trainer, school nurse, athletic director, team coach, team doctor, or anyone else properly trained to administer this specialized computer test. The ImPACT program measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning in athletes, including symptoms, attention span, non-verbal problem solving, verbal and visual memory, speed, and reaction time. These results will largely assist clinicians and athletic trainers in making difficult decisions regarding the athlete's safe return to competition following a concussion. In the event that the student suffers a concussion, the results from their baseline are compared with the post-injury results and are made available to the athlete's medical team. In addition to ImPACT testing, North Cypress Sports Medicine Center is offering baseline and post-injury Biodex Balance testing as part of a comprehensive concussion treatment program to ensure an athlete is appropriate and safe to return to contact sports following a concussion.