This month, Lubbock Sports Medicine's own, Stan Kotara, sat down with Lubbock Avalanche Journal's NIcholas Talbot to discuss the problematic issue confronting athletes, parents, coaches, and lawmakers alike: Concussions. In this three-part piece featured in the Journal, the impact that concussions have made locally and nationally is reviewed to reveal troubling details about how under-prepared society is for handling these injuries.
Stan, a certified consultant for concussions, discusses symptoms and effects that an athlete may experience with an injury of this particular sort. Stan is credentialed through the ImPACT Program which is making national headway into implementing more demanding and effective protocols so as to prevent athletes from playing with concussions and risking more significant injuries.
If you are a concerned athlete, coach, parent, or administrator and are interested in what the ImPACT Program can do for your organization, call Lubbock Sports Medicine for more information.
Read Lubbock Avalanche Journal's Three-Part Series on Concussions below:
Continuing a tradition since 1991, Lubbock Sports Medicine has operated the Saturday Morning Injury Clinic for Student-Athletes. Once again, Lubbock Sports Medicine will open its doors Saturdays starting at 8:30 AM starting August 20th through November 19th to see our area's athletes for their injuries sustained during play.
Providing the lastest in sports medicine expertise, the clinic is designed for the convenience of Athletic Trainers, Coaches, and Parents of athletes to evaluate and receive quick answers for injuries occuring Thursday and Friday nights. LSM's Physicians will provide their office service free of charge. Only imaging, bracing, and supplies will be charged when required.
Athlete must be accompanied by a parent if under 18 years of age. Registration forms can be downloaded and completed ahead of time by visiting the link to Saturday Clinic From below.
Registration forms: Saturday Morning Clinic Forms
Our team at Lubbock Sports Medicine is here to provide excellent care for your initial injury.
Follow up that great care by rehabing with our Lubbock Sports Rehab team.
4110 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: (806) 792-4329
Fax: (806) 792-2255
Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm