Managing Concussions with an Interprofessional Team

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Recorded: August 22, 2013

Course Type: Webinar

Author(s): Anne Mucha PT, DPT, MS, NCS

Price: $99 APTA Member | $169 Nonmember

CEU: 0.2 CEUs (2 contact hours/CCUs)

Description: Recent data estimates that up to 3.8 million concussions occur annually in the US. Due to serious long term consequences that may arise from incomplete recovery and improper management, much national attention has been devoted to this injury. Concussion often results in a multitude of symptoms, including deficits in cognitive function and impairments in the vestibular and visual systems. Effective management employs a multidisciplinary team approach in which these various deficits areas can be assessed and treated.The role of the physical therapist as a member of the core team managing concussion is evolving. Due to the prevalence of balance dysfunction along with symptoms of dizziness, motion sensitivity, cervical dysfunction and deconditioning following this brain injury, physical therapists are uniquely qualified to intervene. This course will provide an overview of the most recent evidence related to post concussive disorders. We will illustrate the team approach to evaluation and management of patients following sports concussion.

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