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The Methodist Concussion Center’s multispecialty team includes neurologists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, sports medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons and athletic trainers who provide innovative care to men, women and children. The center’s experts serve as team concussion consultants for professional athletes including the Houston Astros, Houston Texans, Houston Dynamo, as well as numerous collegiate, high school and youth teams.
The specialists at the center are internationally renowned for their expertise in sports concussion and were instrumental in developing the Immediate Post-concussion and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT®), the most widely used computerized test in the diagnoses of sports concussion.
The center’s outreach and education program is a model program that is considered one of the best in the country. Through the work of 16 full-time athletic trainers, the center serves more than 300 schools
throughout the region, providing concussion evaluation for student athletes and educational programs for players, parents and coaches.
Advancing knowledge about sports concussion is a crucial component of the center. One of the center’s current projects, headed by Dr. John Volpi, aims to understand how blood flow to the brain is altered in acute concussion. Other projects being planned will study long-term changes to the brain following multiple concussions using neuroimaging, functional and neuropsychological measures.