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In our continued effort to provide a safe football environment, Westport PAL has partnered with Performance Physical Therapy to provide athletic training services for the 2018-2019 season.
 
 
Performance Physical Therapy (PPT) is a physical therapy & wellness company located in Westport with other locations in Darien, Greenwich, Stamford, Hamden & NYC (Performance-PT.com)
 
PPT’s athletic trainers will be on site for all practices and home games this season offering injury management & prevention and will be available to answer any questions coaches, athletes, or parents may have.  For any injuries that occur, the athletic trainer will be there to immediately asses the injury, and then PPT will help the families facilitate and communicate with physicians and therapists if needed.  PPT will be available to directly assist parents and to manage any injuries that happen to their children.
 
 
Adam Geiger will be the primary PPT Athletic Trainer covering all practices and games this season.  He graduated with a Bachelor's in Athletic Training from Western Illinois University and has a National Athletic Trainers’ Association certification.  Adam is also educated on the latest concussion research, evaluation techniques, and management protocols.
 
Concussion Testing
 
PPT utilizes ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) as one of several resources to help better manage any possible head injuries.  
 
ImPACT is a computerized concussion management tool utilized by medical professionals that allow athletes to take a baseline test prior to the start of the season and then take post-injury tests after sustaining any head injuries.  The data from the tests will be used, in conjunction with PPT’s medical team's evaluations, to see where any neurocognitive changes may have occurred following an injury.
 
PPT’s Athletic Trainers and physicians will use this data along with their clinical evaluations to better diagnose head injuries as well as to help better understand what areas of the brain may be impaired following a head injury.  This is done by comparing the baseline test scores (your child's normal brain function) with post-injury test scores to see where any deficiencies may be.
 
Recommended
 
If your child has had baseline screenings done within this year, we suggest that you forward that information to PPT (contact and email below).  
 
If your child has NOT had ImPACT testing done this year & you would like your child to be tested, please email PPT to schedule an appointment for testing.  The testing only takes 20-30 minutes and costs $15.  PPT will conduct these tests Monday-Friday. 
 
Adam Geiger, our primary PPT Athletic Trainer, covering our games this season, will also be your point of contact to arrange the tests.  
 
Adam’s contact information is  and his cell is (309) 373-0669.
 
In addition, feel free to contact PPT’s Head Athletic Trainer Dwayne Hagenow with any questions throughout the season by emailing him at 
 
Below is a link for more information on Performance PT as well as ImPACT:

http://performance-pt.com/

 
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Kevin Cota PT, SCS, ART is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, certified in Active Release Therapy and a Certified Dry Needling Specialist. Kevin earned a bachelors in allied health sciences from University of Connecticut and was accepted in to their doctorate in Physical Therapy program.