This evidence based course which combines both interactive lecture and lab will review the function, normal anatomy and physiology, and common pathologies associated with concussion. Course content also includes education for assessment of common vestibular conditions associated with concussion as well as treatment strategies and expected outcomes for these conditions. The course covers that most up to date clinical tests from acute concussion to post concussive syndrome, intervention strategies, and protocols for the athlete and non-athlete. At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees will be able to perform a comprehensive evaluation with interpretation and be able to establish an effective treatment program based on their findings. This course is effective for any therapist working with patients that have sustained a concussion. Although the presentation of material is appropriate for clinicians that have limited experience treating the concussed patient; it includes some more advanced assessment and treatment material that will appeal to clinicians that have experience with this population. This course is appropriate for allied health professionals that are interested in investigating why a patient can have difficulty returning to baseline from a concussion, what causes their symptoms, and how the clinician can make a difference in the patient’s overall function by assessing and treating efficiently and effectively with evidence based outcomes.
8:00a-8:15: Concussion Definitions
8:15-8:20: Concussion statistics
8:20-8:30: Team approach
8:40- 9:00: Acute concussion: physiological changes, sideline assessments, advances in biomarkers and testing
9:00-9:10: RTP protocol
9:10-9:40: Post concussion syndrome: VOMS, PT evaluation
9:40-10:45: Vestibular Issues with Concussion
10:45-11:45: Intervention/Break out session: vestibular rehab, manual therapy, exertion training, stages of rehab, stress management, Return To Play/Return To Learn
11:45-12:00p: Expected outcomes
12:00-1:00: Case studies
1:00-1:30: Billing, Documentation, and Marketing
1:30-2:00: Conclusion: Questions and Answers
Registration deadline: 3 weeks prior to event. Late registration granted based on available seats.
Cancellation policy: Fee of $75 if cancel prior to 2 weeks of event. NO REFUNDS issued within 2 weeks of event.