R2P™ Advanced Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome Calgary 2018

Sunday May 06, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Calgary, CA

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Event Details

This full day course builds upon R2P SCORE™.  Key principles of progressive overload within sub-threshold activity levels will guide the selection of criteria-based treatment progressions using R2P PATH™.  Participants will learn innovative rehabilitative techniques such as advanced vestibular, and ocular motor exercises, and how to apply them within the framework of international guidelines.  Common co-pathologies will be discussed in the context of post-concussion, with a focus on post-traumatic headache, depression, and anxiety.  Strategies for differential diagnosis will be explored using a series of unique algorithms.

Prerequisite:  R2P™ Management of Post Concussion Syndrome

Course Outline

8:30 Review R2P SCORE™ as a determinant of treatment priorities and clinical care pathways using case studies.

9:00 Common co-pathologies seen in complex concussion patients, including post-traumatic headache, depression and anxiety; current treatment options, including commonly prescribed medications.

10:30 Comprehensive history taking; evidence-based algorithm to differentially diagnose post-traumatic headache and apply best practice treatment.

11:00 Introduction to R2P PATH™; understand how to prescribe criteria-based step-wise treatment progressions based on individual functional limitations.

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Advanced therapeutic exercise for vestibular and balance dysfunction; stepwise treatment progressions; practical session

1:30 Advanced therapeutic exercises for ocular motor dysfunction; stepwise treatment progressions; practical session

2:30 Practical application of R2P PATH™ using principles of symptom-based limitations to prescribe individual treatment plans integrating graduated physical activity with vestibular, visual and cognitive challenges using sub-threshold exercises.

3:30 Case studies with individualized treatment prescriptions.

4:00 Questions and Answers.


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: 2018-05-06 08:30:00
End Date: 2018-05-06 16:30:00