R2P™ Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome Toronto 2017

Sunday April 30, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Toronto, 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 Sensory motor integration 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 is recommended for Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Physicians, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, and Kinesiologists.


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

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Jacquie has treated athletes at a recreational through to Olympic level as a physiotherapist for over 12 years. 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 concussed athletes, 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. 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: 2017-04-30 08:30:00
End Date: 2017-04-30 16:30:00