R2P™ Advanced Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome Toronto 2017

Sunday May 07, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Toronto, 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; shared pathophysiology with post-concussion symptoms; 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 is recommended for Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Physicians, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, and Kinesiologists.


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

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Jacquie has over 20 years of experience working with athletes from a recreational level through to and including Olympic athletes.  During over a decade of clinical and on-field experience at the University of Toronto with the concussion clinic and research staff, Jacquie has treated a high volume of complex concussion patients, with a focus on return to play. Her continuum of care included coordinating neuro-psychological baseline testing, acute on-field assessment of injured athletes, management of acute and chronic symptoms, and return to play exercise progressions. Additionally, 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 committee which she sat on for over 12years. Jacquie is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, developing a Quality of Life outcome measure to direct treatment for patients with post-concussion syndrome.


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Where and When
Pivot Sport Medicine and Orthopaedics
2288 Bloor St W.
Toronto, Ontario
Start Date: 2017-05-07 08:30:00
End Date: 2017-05-07 16:30:00