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Understanding the complexity of Concussion -CALGARY

From Saturday 12 September 2020 -  08:00am
To Sunday 13 September 2020 - 06:00pm
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An education to increase your confidence in this often daunting injury

    • CALGARY, ALBERTA

    • $400.00
    • CRMTA 8 Secondary Credits

    • MTAA 17 Primary Credits

    • NHPC 10 Credits

    • September 12 & 13, 2020

About the instructor

Conor is in his 12th year of manual therapy and movement education. As both a massage therapist and sports injury therapist, Conor provides a unique approach to clinical practice combining disciplines of manual therapy integrated with movement based rehabilitation strategies.

With over a decade of taping experience, Conor applies new concepts of movement based taping with traditional athletic taping protocols. Outside of clinical practice Conor instructs upcoming manual therapists at the college level.

During his career he has also had the pleasure of managing athletes and consulting for national level and club teams in both the NHL and NCAA. Conor shares a special clinical interest in concussion management and has spent many years treating endurance triathletes and runners.

Course Description

Concussion is often scary for many practitioners to deal with it. They become flustered at idea of what do or how to assess. The health care system in general still provides patients with misguided information often sitting in a dark room and waiting. This course will change that.

The objectives of this course are to gain a full understanding of the complexity of mild traumatic brain injury. The goal of day one is to leave confident of the path to take from time of injury through to patient assessment and guidance. By the end of day one the practitioner will have thorough understanding of the recognition of red flags, how to assess, when to refer and appropriate evidence based advice to give.

Day 2 begins by providing strategies for rehabilitation and guidance on specific symptoms felt by the patient. The morning will finish with in class case studies or a live patient if available. The afternoon will conclude by defining the common types of headaches suffered by a post concussion patient and how to address them from a treatment standpoint. The afternoon of day 2 is a small part of the course that is treatment focussed. The reason being the majority of success in concussion comes from proper recognition, guidance, exercise and providing the patient appropriate resources.

Day 1

8-9 Introductions - causes, mechanisms of injury and the pathophysiology of concussions

9-10 Recognizing red flags and signs in your health history that are key identifiers

10-12 The importance of a thorough neurological exam: the cerebellum, cranial nerve system, central nervous system and peripheral nervous system

12-1 lunch

1-4 “Boxing” the patient - how identify the most prominent systems affected whether it be the oculomotor, vestibular, autonomic systems or a mixed concussion

4-6 Planning - what does the evidence say about sleep, rehab, exercise, rest, nutrition and recovery

Breaks - 2x15 minute breaks (mid morning & mid afternoon)

Day 2

8-9 oculomotor rehab - how to plan, prescribe eye rehabilitation for a concussion patient and recognize when to refer to the appropriate health care provider

9-10 vestibular rehab - how to plan, prescribe vestibular rehabilitation for a concussion patient and recognize when to refer to the appropriate health care provider

10-11 Mixed and autonomic concussion planning, how to prioritize which system is affected and address it

11-12 Pulling it together: overlapping conditions and case study

12-1 Lunch

1-2 Post concussion headache: define, recognize and how to intervene effectively

2-5 The cervical spine’s roll in concussion: discussion of the cervical spine in concussion, whiplash injury and techniques to address muscular tone and joint hypo mobility following an injury

Breaks - 2x15 minute breaks (mid morning & mid afternoon)

 

Conor P. Collins
Concussion & Injury Management
Foot Knee Back Clinic
3 Wilson Street, East
Ancaster, Ontario
L9G 2B3
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