R2P™ Acute Management of Sport-Related Concussion Calgary 2018

Friday May 04, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Calgary, CA

Thank you for your interest in the R2P™ Acute Management of Sport-Related Concussion Calgary 2018. However at this time, registration for this event has closed.

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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 discus8:30 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 accredited for 3.2 CATA CEU credits.

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

A full refund, less a $25 administration fee, is offered up to 2 weeks before the course date. No refund is offered less than 2 weeks before the course date. In the event that the course is cancelled by the course organizer, the full cost of the course will be reimbursed.


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Jacquie van Ierssel PhD(candidate), MScRehab, BScPT, BPE, FCAMPT, SPC Diploma, CAFCI

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Jacquie has over 20 years of experience working with individuals from a recreational level to Olympic athletes.  During more than fifteen years of clinical and on-field experience at the University of Toronto with the concussion clinic and research staff, Jacquie treated a high volume of complex concussion patients, with a focus on return to play using a continuum of care that included preseason questionnaires, acute on-field assessment of injured athletes, management of acute and chronic symptoms, and return to play exercise progressions. As well, she completed her vestibular competency training at Emory University.  She has been a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy, and past chair of the Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC), Ontario. Her doctoral research is focused on the development of a functional assessment outcome measure for individuals with persistent post-concussion symptoms.  Her work seeks to measure the impact of concussion in order to inform clinical management based on patient priorities.


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Where and When
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Dept. of Health & Physical Education - Athletic Therapy Program U224H
Calgary, Alberta
Start Date: 2018-05-04 08:30:00
End Date: 2018-05-04 16:30:00