This comprehensive 2-day (16 hour) course focuses on the assessment and management of a sport-related concussion for the scope of the practicing chiropractor. Topics include anatomy & physiology of the brain, symptomatic grading criteria, assessment tools, International standards of care, prevention strategies such as vision training and cervical muscle strengthening, acute on-field assessment, rehabilitation interventions including vestibular and oculomotor, post-concussion mental health considerations, and strategies for return to learn, return to work, and return to school. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.
*AIB Certification does not supersede an individual’s professional scope of practice as determined by their governing professional Association, Society or State License.
Explain the pathophysiology of a sport concussion and how it relates to the signs and symptoms of second impact syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Identify knowledge transfer issues, concussion education and team approach within the chiropractic scope of practice and state laws
Integrate prevention measures to minimize risk of sport concussion
Validate on-field and acute concussion assessment interventions
Recognize the differences between the cortical recovery process and central vestibular compensation and integrate cortical and vestibular rehabilitation into a comprehensive concussion management program with longitudinal therapeutic outcome measures
Describe and develop return-to-play & return-to-learn decisions based on your therapeutic intervention