Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation in the Management of Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

Course Description:

The course will focus on assessment and treatment for vestibular, sensory organization, ocular motor, reflex integration, postural stability, and otolithic displacement and is designed for professionals working with patients with post concussion syndrome (PCS).
The Centers for Disease Control reports that four million sports and recreation related concussions occur every year, and many are not reported. Post concussion syndrome related to mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can result in peripheral and central vestibular pathway dysfunction and without intervention, vestibular symptomscan be some of the most persistent and impairing. The course covers the assessment and treatment of the symptoms of visual blurring, imbalance, vertigo, dizziness, postural instability, neuromuscular impairments,attention deficits and difficulties with motor planning and dual tasking that present in post concussion syndrome. The interventions presented are appropriate for injured athletes, wounded warriors, traumatic accident victims, injured athletes with delayed symptoms, elderly fallers. Learn treatment techniques that can positively affect the patients motor skills, neuromuscular status, balance, perceptual skills, tolerances of motion, safety, return to lifestyles, and prevention of future injures. Treatment techniques, video case demonstrations, and interactive lab practice will be included.

Course Objectives:

1.Describe immediate and delayed manifestations andsequelae of post concussion syndrome (PCS)
2.Identify and recognize manifestations of vestibulardysfunction in PCS.
3.Describe function/dysfunction of the otoliths, semicircular canals, vestibulo-spinal and vestibular ocularreflexes and the effects from PCS.
4.Understand the mechanism and treatment of traumaticbenign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) of theanterior, posterior and horizontal semicircular canals.
5.Use appropriate assessments for vestibular, visualmotor, equilibrium, posture, balance, motor skills, andsensory organization.
6.Use appropriate treatment techniques, precautions and specific considerations related to PCS.
7.Describe evidenced outcomes

What Others are Saying:

"I have been treating vestibular PT's for many years and am just beginning post-concussion treatment and Dr. Cronin has helped me see a new way to treat these complex PT's. This is a very informative and needed course for practicing clinicians in the concussion field."- Shayna Graham, PT

"Dr. Cronin presents a thorough course on concussion and vestibular treatment options. Her knowledge and experience is very apparent throughout the course."-Lisa Judge, OTR/L

"Dr. Cronin is an engaging, intellectual and creative speaker. Her course was filled with a wealth of knowledge and experience. The pace did not feel rushed and she listened to an answered questions patiently. As a therapist with over 20 years of experience, I learned a tremendous amount of new material. Highly recommended!"- MaryBeth Thompson


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