The Concussion Dilemma: A Multimodal Approach

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, July 21, 2018
The Concussion Dilemma: A Multimodal Approach
Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

USC Health Sciences Campus
1540 E. Alcazar Street
CHP Building
Los Angeles, California 90033
United States

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Course Faculty:

Aimee Diaz PT, DPT, SCS, ATC
Charles Flowers, MD
Lori Ginoza, PT, DPT, NCS
Ani Khatchadourian, PsyD
Rob Landel PT, DPT, OCS, FAPTA
Erica Sigman, PT, DPT, OCS

Course Description:

This day-long class is a part of a 4-day Sports Rehabilitation Seminar Series associated with the USC Sports Residency program. You may register for this course alone, or for the 4-day course and this course will be included. To learn more and register for the Sports Rehabilitation Seminar Series, click here

The sports-related concussion is one of the more challenging athletic injuries to evaluate and to manage. This course will focus on the evaluation and treatment of the acute sports-related concussion and post-concussion syndrome. Participants will learn about and discuss the most recent 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, and learn to differentiate between them. 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: 

  • Define concussion and post-concussion syndrome.
  • Discuss the evolution of concussion evaluation and management, and current recommendations for each.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of an acute concussion.  
  • Perform an on-field concussion assessment. 
  • Compare and contrast various tools for the on-field and sideline concussion assessment.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of vestibular dysfunction, ocular dysfunction, and cervical spine dysfunction that may be contributing to post-concussion presentation. 
  • Perform a clinical assessment of each system to differentiate primary source of symptoms.
  • Demonstrate treatment options for vestibular, ocular, and cervical spine.  
  • Discuss current technologies that can be used during treatment in these patients
  • Discuss post-injury management of concussions. 
  • Identify return-to-play progression following concussion.

Registration Fees:

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

This course is open to ATC's and licensed PT's 
This course has been approved for 0.67 CEU's 


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