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R2P™ Management of Acute Concussion Toronto 2018

Sunday September 30, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Toronto, CA

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Event Details

R2P Management of Acute Concussion offers a systematic and objective approach to diagnosing and managing concussion in the first few weeks after injury. Whether your clinical practice includes sport-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, or work-related injuries, this course is for you.  You will learn the essential principles of concussion management from moment of impact on the field through acute clinical care and return to normal activities.  Interactive learning is emphasized through hands-on practice and case studies.  This course is appropriate for Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Kinesiologists, and Physicians.  Course participants will gain valuable skills and insight they can immediately apply in clinical practice. 

Course Outline

8:30 Pathophysiology & Biomechanics

Evidence of pathophysiology in the acute stage of concussion.  How much force does it take to cause a concussion?   What’s the evidence behind subconcussive blows? 

9:00 Recovery & Risk Factors

What is a normal recovery timeline in adults and children?  What is the risk of second impact syndrome?  What are the risk factors for prolonged recovery? 

9:30 Assessment of Acute Concussion

Recommendations from the most recent international consensus statement and national guidelines.  Diagnostic criteria for concussion.  Associated head and facial injuries not to miss.  What are essential tools for sideline screening?  Algorithms for timing of care and appropriate referrals.

11:00 Management of Acute Concussion

Evidence-based prescription of cognitive and physical rest.  Essentials of patient education.  Early treatment strategies.

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Return-to-Learn/Work strategies

Principles behind step-wise reintroduction of cognitive load. Recommendations for parents and educators.

1:30 Return-to-Play protocol

Develop a graded exercise protocol to return an athlete to their specific sport.  How do you define clinical recovery?

2:30 Baseline testing

ImPACT: exploring the evidence behind and recommendations for computerized neurocognitive  baseline testing.  R2P SCREEN™ pre-season medical history taking.

3:00 Prevention

Can concussions be prevented?  What are really the risks of CTE?  When should an athlete retire from sport?

4:00 Putting it all together

Consolidate learning through discussion and case studies.

 

For more information:  www.R2Pconcussion.com

Contact:  R2Pconcussion@gmail.com

This course has been accredited for 3.2 CATA CEU credits.

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.

 

 


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
Pivot Sport Medicine and Orthopaedics
2288 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA
M6S1N9
Start Date: 2018-09-30 08:30:00
End Date: 2018-09-30 16:30:00