Sports: Sports-related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Course Type: Online | PT 2009

Author(s): Scott C. Livingston, PT, PhD, ATC, SCS

Price: $28 Member | $45 Nonmember (subject to change)

CEU: 0.15 CEUs (1.5 contact hours)

Description: Concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), is a frequent injury among athletes at all competitive levels with an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related TBIs annually. Sports-related concussion is one of the most challenging and controversial issues facing the sports medicine community today. Physical therapists working with athletes who have sustained a concussion must have an understanding of the pathophysiology, recognition and diagnosis, management, and return-to-play decision guidelines following concussion. This session will provide the sports physical therapist and others involved in the care of athletic injuries with an overview of the pathology, clinical signs and symptoms, and challenges associated with traditional neurological examination of the concussed athlete. Additionally, this session will provide the participant with current guidelines for management and safe return to sport. Current research will be presented in the context of diagnosis and management of sport-related concussion and areas of ongoing and future research will be explored.

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