Sports Concussions - An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

 

Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Describe pathophysiology of sport related concussion and current diagnostic and management strategies employed both on the field and in the clinic.
  • Identify potential symptomology following concussion to include cognitive, orthopedic, neurological, physiological and psychological dysfunction.
  • Compare and contrast differences between special populations to include child and elite athletes in regards to concussion management.
  • Discuss objective testing utilized in sport related concussion to include sideline assessment tools, computerized neurocognitive testing, and specific measures for cervical, ocular, vestibular and exertional impairments.
  • Perform a comprehensive concussion evaluation to include cervical examination, vestibular ocular examination and exertional testing to quantify impairments commonly occurring with concussion injury.
  • Identify driving subtypes via clinical trajectories specific to individual patients in order to facilitate return to sport in a timely fashion when appropriate.
  • Compare and contrast current evidence on the role of rest versus guided active rehabilitation strategies to include decision making on initiation of return to play protocol.
  • Design appropriate impairment based treatment plans based on clinical trajectories and driving subtypes that are multi-modal to insure safe return to play.
  • Employ sport specific drills that address post concussive impairments and insure athlete is safe to return to sport and/or activity.
  • Identify patients that need referral to neuropsychology, neurology or possible neuro-optometry for further assistance in post concussive management.
  • Discuss patient and caregiver education on current evidence regarding residual effects and potential sequelae from concussion injury.
  • Describe current technology available for both diagnostic and intervention of sport related concussion.
  • Design effective home exercise program to prevent reoccurrence of symptomology and facilitate functional athletic independence.

Instructor name

Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS

I have 16 years of experience treating concussions, that is a lot of concussions. Let me share this expertise with you.
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OT PT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations


November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018

15 hours of CME credit

UHS-Summerlin Hospital

Las Vegas, NV

Tuition $ 425.00

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November 17, 2018 - November 18, 2018

15 hours of CME credit

Aurora Rehabilitation Center

Kenosha, WI

Tuition $ 450.00

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March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019

15 hours of CME credit

Highline Medical Center

Burien, WA

Tuition $ 450.00

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April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019

15 hours of CME credit

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Olney, MD

Tuition $ 450.00

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May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

15 hours of CME credit

Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell

Pennington, NJ

Tuition $ 450.00

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August 24, 2019 - August 25, 2019

18 hours of CME credit

Baptist Hospital of Miami

Miami, FL

Tuition $ 450.00

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October 26, 2019 - October 27, 2019

15 hours of CME credit

Northwest Hospital and Medical Center

Seattle, WA

Tuition $ 450.00

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November 16, 2019 - November 17, 2019

15 hours of CME credit

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Englewood, NJ

Tuition $ 450.00

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State Continuing Education Course Approvals

All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

Online Continuing Education Course Resource For This Course

PT PTA OT Online Continuing Education Course

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Evaluation and Treatment


Price when purchased with registration: $ 79.95

Delivery: DVD (if DVD - delivered to course site)

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