R2P Acute Management of Sport-Related Concussion

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Course Outline

 

8:30 Pathophysiology of concussion; risk factors for prolonged recovery; R2P Screen™: beyond basic baseline testing; incorporating orthopaedic assessments, ocular motor, balance tests, and medical history for a comprehensive assessment of baseline scores; ImPACT neurocognitive testing.

 

9:30 Acute on-field assessment; SCAT5; Second Impact Syndrome; associated traumatic head and facial injuries not to miss.

 

11:00 Validated sideline assessment tools King-Devick Test and Sway Balance app; Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening Assessment.

 

12:15 Lunch

 

1:00 Return to Learn strategies; discussion of step-wise progression to reintroduce cognitive load; recommendations for parents and educators.

 

2:00 Return to Play guidelines; case studies developing individual exercise progressions based on multidimensional impairment specific principles; sport specific examples will be used to develop skill training specific to an athlete’s sport.

 

3:30 Sport-specific concussion risk; short-term and long-term risks of mild traumatic brain injuries including CTE; when to retire from competition.

 

4:00 Discussion and case studies.

 

This course has been accredited by CATA for 3.2 CEU credits.

This course has been accredited by ACAC for 7 CE hours.

 

This course is recommended for Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Physicians, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Massage Therapists, and Kinesiologists.