The Concussion Dilemma: A Multimodal Approach

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, July 22, 2017
The Concussion Dilemma: A Multimodal Approach
Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

USC Professional Education Center
8830 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045
United States

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Course Faculty:

Aimee Diaz PT, DPT, SCS, ATC
Rob Landel PT, DPT, OCS, FAPTA
Charles Flowers, MD 

The sports-related concussion is one of the more challenging athletic injuries to evaluate and to manage.  This day-long class will focus on the evaluation and treatment of the acute sports-related concussion and is a part of a 4-day seminar series associated with the USC Sports Residency program. To learn more and register for the sports rehabilitation seminar series, click here:

Participants will discuss updated sports-related concussion guidelines.  They will compare and contrast signs and symptoms of central neurological dysfunction, ocular dysfunction, vestibular dysfunction, and cervical spine disorders that may be contributing to the athlete’s presentation.  Multi-system treatments will be presented for all systems, including using technology in the treatment of sports-related concussion.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define concussion and post-concussion syndrome. 
  2. Discuss evolution of concussion evaluation and management and current recommendations.
  3. Identify signs and symptoms of an acute concussion.  
  4. Perform an on-field concussion assessment. 
  5.  Compare and contrast various tools for the on-field and sideline concussion assessment.
  6.  Identify signs and symptoms of vestibular dysfunction, ocular dysfunction, and cervical spine dysfunction that may be contributing to post-concussion presentation. 
  7.  Perform a clinical assessment of each system to differentiate primary source of symptoms.
  8.  Demonstrate treatment options for vestibular, ocular, and cervical spine.  
  9. Discuss current technologies that can be used during treatment in these patients
  10. Discuss post-injury management of concussions. 
  11.  Identify return-to-play progression following concussion.
This course is open to ATC's and licensed PT's.  USC is an approved provider of NATA. 
Approved for 6.75 Contact Hours or .67 CEU's

Individual Registration: $225
USC Alumni/Clinical Instructor: $195


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