CM: Concussion Management
This two-day introductory course in Concussion Management will cover the lifespan of a concussion from the acute injury to post-concussive management. The participants will obtain general neuro-anatomy and physiology of a concussion including prevalence and incidence rates. Following the “anatomy” of a concussion, the course will cover baseline performance testing and sideline tests to be performed for the concussed athlete, but will not only be singled out for athletes. The course will also cover clinical testing, including subjective and objective examinations, allowing for differential diagnosis and one-on-one assessment for the individual. A brief review of BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) and treatment will be covered for this population. Appropriate vestibular rehabilitation protocols will be addressed for this population with cognitive challenges applied. Finally, patient and family education on return to sport, school, and work will be discussed.
Target Audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, ATs
Instructional Level: Intermediate
CEU Approval Information
For individual state approval, please contact us
16 Hour Course
15 CCUs awarded through ProCert
16 CEUs awarded through AOTA
16 CEUs will be offered for Certified Athletic Trainers
The participant will understand the basic anatomy and neurophysiology behind concussion.
The participant will be able to synthesize the evidence presented in order to aid in their clinical decision making for the management of concussions.
The participant will demonstrate proficiency in treatment for benign-paroxysmal positional vertigo consistent with symptoms associated with concussions.
The participant will demonstrate proficiency in treatment for vestibular rehabilitation therapy consistent with symptoms associated with concussions.
The participant will be able to develop a management profile for their patient consistent with multidisciplinary care with appropriate return to activity recommendations.
Pre-Course Required Content, video format through on-line access (links will be emailed prior to course start date)
• Lecture: Vestibular Profile Part 1 and 2 and Cervical Profile: 60 minutes
||Introduction and Foundations of Concussions
||Who treats Concussions and what is the responsibility
||AT Sideline Assessments
||Acute Assessment Tools
||Diagnosis, Recovery, and Return to Play
||Review and Case Study Class Discussion
||PT Evaluation of Concussion
||Post-Traumatic Migraine Profile
||Putting it all Together; Multidisciplinary approach
||Case Study Class Discussion