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R2P™ Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome - Halifax

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

Dates: Sunday, June 10, 2018 -

R2P™ Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome - Halifax

Course Sponsor/Host: ACCEL Physiotherapy
Location: ACCEL Physiotherapy, 3711 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: $295 + HST
Registration Form: Download Form


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

Course Objectives:

This full-day course focuses on the differential diagnosis, manual examination and treatment of patients with a cervicogenic, visual, vestibular, or autonomic dysfunction component of post-concussion syndrome. R2P SCORE™ provides an evidence-based, systematic approach to identifying which functional impairments may be contributing to persistent symptoms. Clinicians will learn to rank treatment priorities based on R2P SCORE™ results, and develop clinically sound individualized treatment protocols. Detailed exercise programs will be practiced in the hands-on sessions. Acquired skills can be immediately applied in the clinical setting. 

Course Outline:

8:30 Diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome; pathophysiology; symptom profiles. 

9:00 Introduction to R2P SCORE™; understand how to identify functional impairments that may contribute to persistent PCS symptoms; R2P SCORE™ scoring criteria for assigning treatment priorities.

9:30 Neurovascular testing; upper cervical spine mobility and stress testing; validated dynamic stabilization protocol; and cervical joint positioning dysfunction.

10:30 Assessment for vestibular dysfunction, and algorithm for differential dizziness diagnosis. 

11:30 Lunch 

12:30 Common visual dysfunctions post-concussion; assessment of vestibulo-ocular reflex and ocular motor dysfunction; convergence insufficiency; visual motion sensitivity.

1:30 Balance and proprioception assessment; exertional testing for autonomic nervous system dysfunction.

2:30 Treatment priority and individualized vestibular, vision, and exercise therapy based on functional impairments.

3:30 Case studies with scoring interpretation.

4:00 Questions and Answers.

This course has been approved for 3.2 CATA CEU credits.

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

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