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R2P™ Acute Management of Sport-Related Concussion - Halifax

Location: ACCEL Physiotherapy, 3711 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA

Dates: Saturday, June 09, 2018 -

R2P™ Acute Management of Sport-Related Concussion - Halifax

Course Sponsor/Host: ACCEL Physiotherapy
Location: ACCEL Physiotherapy, 3711 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: $295 + HST
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Instructor: Jacquie van Ierssel PT, PhD(candidate), FCAMPT, SCP Diploma, CAFCI

Course Objectives:

Course objectives emphasize the continuum of care from pre-injury baseline testing using R2P SCREEN™, through acute on-field assessment, and symptom management, to sport-specific return to play protocols in the context of the most recent literature. Emergency head and facial injuries not to be missed following head trauma will also be discussed. Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of how to prescribe rest, and the impact of concussion on academic performance at school and in the workplace. Return-to-Learn strategies will be discussed and applied to various case studies. Short- and long-term implication of mild traumatic brain injury will be discussed, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Interactive learning is emphasized through hands-on practice and case studies.

Course Outline:

8:30 Pathophysiology of concussion; risk factors for prolonged recovery; R2P SCREEN™: beyond basic baseline testing; incorporating orthopaedic assessments, ocular motor, balance tests, and medical history for a comprehensive assessment of baseline scores; ImPACT neurocognitive testing.

9:30 Acute on-field assessment; SCAT5; Second Impact Syndrome; associated traumatic head and facial injuries not to miss.

11:00 Validated sideline assessment tools King-Devick Test; Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening Assessment.

12:15 Lunch 

1:00 Return-to-Learn strategies; discussion of step-wise progression to reintroduce cognitive load; recommendations for parents and educators. 

2:00 Return-to-Play guidelines; case studies developing individual exercise progressions based on multidimensional impairment specific principles; sport specific examples will be used to develop skill training specific to an athlete’s sport.

3:30 Sport-specific concussion risk; short-term and long-term risks of mild traumatic brain injuries including CTE; when to retire from competition.

4:00 Discussion and case studies.

This course has been approved by CATA for 3.2 CEUs.

This course is recommended for Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Physicians, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Massage Therapists, and Kinesiologists.

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