Concussion Management: A Comprehensive Approach for the Physical Therapist is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Sep 19, 2017 - Sep 19, 2020.
This intermediate course is designed for practicing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who work with individuals with an acute and chronic concussion. This course will be most beneficial for the clinician who has a basic knowledge of concussion and concussion management but has not recently reviewed the current literature in concussion care that includes the significant changes in the classification of concussion and the approach to diagnosis that considers the complexity of concussion and the need for individualized patient-centered care.
Gaps in knowledge regarding acute and chronic concussion that have been identified in physical therapy practice include the role of neuroimaging in concussion, the understanding of current guidelines and definitions of concussion, how to identify and design interventions based on individual examination results, and the prescription of individualized graded return to activity and sport. This course will provide a more comprehensive evidenced-based understanding of the complex nature of concussion including the pathophysiology of concussion, physiologic, cervicogenic, and vestibule-ocular dysfunction that may result, the current suggested classification methods, an understanding of the shift in recommended timelines for rest and return to activity, and the tools necessary for evidence-based examination and treatment.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.