R2P™ Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome Halifax 2018

Sunday June 10, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Halifax, CA

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Event Details

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 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
ACCEL Physiotherapy
3711 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Start Date: 2018-06-10 08:30:00
End Date: 2018-06-10 16:30:00