This 19.5 hour comprehensive, competency-based workshop will provide attendees with a thorough overview of all aspects of concussion identification, assessment, and rehabilitation intervention that focuses on the six types of concussion trajectories (vestibular, ocular, mood and anxiety, post-traumatic migraine, chronic/fatigue, and cervical) incorporating hands-on lab activities. Following a concussion (mTBI), the implications on cognitive function, school performance, and mental state can be detrimental to any individual, interfering with school, work, and daily activities. The course will address anatomy & physiology of the brain, acute and sub-acute assessment techniques and tools, standard of care rehabilitation interventions, the role of exercise post-concussion, concerns related to mental health, and return to work, school and sport strategies. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.
- Discuss the functional anatomy of the central nervous and balance system and how they relate to the pathophysiology of a concussion
- Recognize the differences between the cortical recovery process and central vestibular compensation
- Name the different symptoms between a cortical v. labyrinthine concussion
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, second impact syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy and their impact on recovery
- Demonstrated implementation of cortical, vestibular, and visual assessment techniques
- 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, and return-to-work decisions based on your therapeutic intervention
- Implement a comprehensive concussion program
Physical Therapist, PTA, Occupational Therapist, COTA, Audiologist, Medical Doctors (MD, DO), Athletic Trainers.
Curriculum development is in collaboration with leading authorities in basic science, medicine, human dynamics, and rehabilitation. All content is consistent with the American Academy of Neurology (2013) Guidelines and the Centers for Disease Control.