R2P Advanced Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome

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course outline


8:30 Advanced Neuroimaging and Fluid Biomarkers

What is the role of advanced neuroimaging techniques in the diagnosis of concussion?  Can a blood test predict recovery?


9:00 Post-Traumatic Headache

Learn to differentiate types of post-traumatic headache using an evidence-based algorithm and standardized history taking.  Understand how to apply best practice treatment techniques.


10:30 Sleep-Wake Disturbances

What is the impact of sleep-wake disturbances on recovery?  How do you assess sleep disturbances?  What are recommended treatment techniques?


11:00 Post-Traumatic Fatigue

How do you differentiate between cognitive and physical fatigue?  Learn best-practice management strategies, including planning and pacing. 

11:30 Alternative Therapies

What is the evidence regarding acupuncture, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and neurofeedback for the management of post-concussion symptoms?   Are nutritional supplements effective?


12:00 Lunch


12:45 Sub-Symptom Exercise Therapy

Learn to prescribe sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise to manage autonomic dysfunction through practical application.


1:30 R2P PATH

Learn to apply advanced therapeutic exercises for vestibular and visual dysfunction using stepwise progressions.  Design individualized treatment programs based on symptom profiles through small group work. 


3:30 Putting it all together

Consolidate learning through discussion and case studies.


4:00 Questions and Answers


This course has been approved for 3.2 CATA CEU credits.

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


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