Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Search
Foundation for Physical Therapy Find a Physical Therapist OrthoPT on Facebook OrthoPT on Twitter OrthoPT on Instagram
Login

28.1 Physical Therapy Management of Concussion

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This monograph series provides in-depth coverage for the evaluation and treatment of concussion by a physical therapist. The authors are recognized clinical experts in the field of concussion management. The basic pathophysiology underlying concussion is presented and then coupled with essential and advanced examination techniques. Special emphasis is placed on examination of the cervical and thoracic spine as part of concussion assessment and treatment.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
  1. Describe the signs, symptoms, biomechanics, and pathophysiology of a concussion.
  2. Cite key risk factors for sustaining a concussion and indicators leading to prolonged recovery following concussion.
  3. Describe common clinical profiles seen following concussion.
  4. Discuss the role of biomarkers in the evaluation and management of concussion. Understand negative consequences of poor concussion management.
  5. Describe important guidelines for return to play following sport-related concussion.
  6. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various concussion prevention strategies.
  7. Select evidence-based tools and outcome measures for clinical evaluation and treatment of concussion.
  8. Apply key examination and assessment methods for cervical/thoracic spine, vestibular/oculomotor system, and exertion following concussion.
  9. Appreciate the role of neurocognitive testing in concussion evaluation and management.
  10. Identify clinical profiles and treatment strategies for each concussion subtype: cervical, vestibular, ocular, mood, migraine, and cognitive/fatigue.
  11. Describe important indicators for return to activity following concussion.
  12. Discuss the role of sleep in concussion management, and employ interventions that can be used to modify sleep dysregulation.
  13. Appreciate the influence of psychogenic factors in concussion management.
  14. Describe common pharmacologic and non-pharmacological treatment options for specific symptoms following concussion.
AUTHORS
  • The Basics of Concussion
    Anne Mucha, PT, DPT, MS, NCS; Cara Troutman-Enseki, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
  • Physical Therapy Evaluation of Concussion
    Anne Mucha, PT, DPT, MS, NCS; Cara Troutman-Enseki, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS; Tim Ryland, PT, EdD(c), MPT, OCS, CBIS
  • Advanced Concussion Management
    Anne Mucha, PT, DPT, MS, NCS; Cara Troutman-Enseki, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS; Tim Ryland, PT, EdD(c), MPT, OCS, CBIS​
PRICING
Registrant Number of
Monographs
Price (USD):
Online Only
Price (USD):
Online + Print
Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Member Three (3) $105 $120
Non-Academy Member Three (3) $230 $245

 

Cancellation Policy:

No refunds will be given after online receipt of materials or receiving the print copy.

Buy This Course

You need to login to purchase this course. If you do not have an account, click on the box below and follow the instructions for creating an account.

Login or Create Account

PT Management of Concussion

This series provides in-depth coverage for the evaluation and treatment of concussion by a physical therapist. The authors are recognized clinical experts in the field of concussion management.

Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
2920 East Ave. South Suite 200, La Crosse, WI 54601 | 1-800-444-3982 | FAX 608-788-3965 | Member Login | Officer Login
Website Development by Webteam, Inc.