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.
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.
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.