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R2P™ Concussion Management

Location: ACCEL Physiotherapy and Sport

Dates: Saturday, June 06, 2020 - Sunday, June 07, 2020

R2P™ Concussion Management

Course Sponsor/Host: ACCEL Physiotherapy and Sport
Location: ACCEL Physiotherapy and Sport
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: $325 +GST/HST per course
Registration Form: Download Form

Description:

Instructor: Jacquie van Ierssel PT, PhD, FCAMPT, SPC Diploma, CAFCI

SATURDAY:  R2P™ Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Offers a systematic and objective approach to differentiate cervical, vestibular, visual, mental health, and autonomic causes of persistent post-concussion symptoms. Course participants will learn how to prioritize treatment using an evidence-based series of algorithms and the R2P SCORE. Whether you are an experienced therapist, or new to practice, learn to integrate hands-on practice and clinical reasoning to solidify your skills in the context of concussion. Interactive learning is emphasized through hands-on practice and case studies. This course is appropriate for Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, and Physicians. Skills learned can immediately be applied in clinical practice.

Course Outline

8:30 Diagnosis of Post-Concussion Syndrome
Why do some individuals recover quickly, while others have persistent symptoms for months or years?

9:00 R2P Screen
Understand which systems may contribute to persistent post-concussion symptoms and how to categorize them using a series of algorithms. Learn how to prioritize a systematic treatment approach using the R2P SCORE.

9:30 Cervical Headache and Dizziness
Diagnostic criteria for cervicogenic headache and dizziness. Understand the important components to include in the neurological and musculoskeletal exam.

11:00 Visual System
What is post-trauma vision syndrome?  How do you screen for vision dysfunction? What is vision rehabilitation?

12:30 Lunch

1:15 Vestibular System

Determine whether there is central or peripheral vestibular cause of dizziness.  Use a set of algorithms to differentiate types of vestibular dysfunction based on objective criteria and symptom profiles.

3:00 Autonomic Dysregulation

Assess exercise capacity with graded exercise testing in order to:

Differentiate autonomic, cervical, vestibular, or visual symptoms
Quantify exercise intolerance
Individualize exercise prescription
Determine physiological recovery

3:30 Putting it all together
Consolidate learning through discussion and small group case studies using the R2P SCORE.

4:00 Questions and Answers 

 

SUNDAY:  R2P™ Advanced Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Outlines the R2P PATH, an evidence-based approach to concussion rehabilitation. Participants will learn to:

- Apply key principles of sub-symptom threshold progressions to vestibular, visual, and exercise therapy.
- Assess and manage post-traumatic headaches using a unique algorithm.

Interactive learning is emphasized through hands-on practice and case studies. This course is appropriate for Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, and Physicians. Skills learned can immediately be applied in clinical practice.

Course Outline

8:30 Advanced Neuroimaging and Fluid Biomarkers
What is the role of advanced neuroimaging techniques in the diagnosis of concussion?  Can a blood test predict recovery?

9:00 Post-Traumatic Headache
Learn to differentiate types of post-traumatic headache using an evidence-based algorithm and standardized history taking.  Understand how to apply best practice treatment techniques.

10:30 Sleep-Wake Disturbances
What is the impact of sleep-wake disturbances on recovery? How do you assess sleep disturbances? What are recommended treatment techniques?

11:00 Post-Traumatic Fatigue
How do you differentiate between cognitive and physical fatigue? Learn best-practice management strategies, including planning and pacing.

11:30 Alternative Therapies
What is the evidence regarding acupuncture, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and neurofeedback for the management of post-concussion symptoms? Are nutritional supplements effective?

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Sub-Symptom Exercise Therapy
Learn to prescribe sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise to manage autonomic dysfunction through practical application.

1:30 R2P PATH
Learn to apply advanced therapeutic exercises for vestibular and visual dysfunction using stepwise progressions. Design individualized treatment programs based on symptom profiles through small group work.

3:30 Putting it all together
Consolidate learning through discussion and case studies.

4:00 Questions and Answers

Register now. Space is limited. https://www.r2pconcussions.com/new-events

For more information contact: R2Pconcussion@gmail.com

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