To Scarsdale Youth Lacrosse Parents,
My name is Neil Roth MD, a long time Scarsdale resident and parent, as well as the founder of the New York Sports Medicine Institute (NYSMI). As an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine, I started NYSMI to provide comprehensive care to the athlete. While I may specialize in knee and shoulder injuries, concussion in youth sports is a critically important matter affecting players both athletically and academically.
With that in mind, I founded NYSMI | Concussion Care as a comprehensive center with expertise in the assessment and treatment of individuals with concussions and head injuries. We are a Credentialed ImPACT® Consultant, offering both baseline and follow-up ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing); the most widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system, as well as the King-Devick, Sway Balance and Neurocom evaluations used for comprehensive balance testing.
We have a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physical therapists specializing in concussions, all of whom are dedicated to educating and treating young athletes who suffer concussions and allowing them to return to play and school in a safe and timely manner.
In an effort to improve the safety of our children on the field through concussion awareness, education and appropriate management, I would like to offer each of the Scarsdale Youth Lacrosse athletes’ comprehensive baseline concussion testing at a significantly reduced rate from our usual fees.
We are offering all Scarsdale Youth Lacrosse players the following:
Baseline testing to each of your athletes for the Spring 2016 season for a single fee of $25 per player.
At NYSMI, our testing includes ImPACT®, a neuro-cognitive test (for ages 10+), as well as the King-Devick, Sway Balance and Neurocom evaluations (for all ages) used for comprehensive balance testing, administered by our trained health care professionals. This combination of tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function (including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solve problems), as well as for the presence of any concussion symptoms. Results from these baseline tests (or pre-injury tests) are then compared to tests conducted in the unfortunate event that your child has a suspected concussion.
Comprehensive testing at our state-of-the-art facility in White Plains; including ImPACT® (ages 10+), King-Devick, Sway Balance and Neurocom evaluations (all ages).
Each test will be evaluated by our trained staff and you will receive the results, which will also be kept in our files for future reference.
Please CLICK HERE to sign up.
Feel free to email us anytime at:
or call our office at 914-220-8711. Thank you for your time and consideration. We are pleased to offer our services to help build a safer, healthier, athletic community.
Neil S. Roth, MD
Founder, New York Sports Medicine Institute | Concussion Care