- CEU DETAILS
This course will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post concussion syndrome. This course will focus on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to all daily tasks will be highlighted. Participants will engage in clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion. Age/Patient Population: This course is relevant for therapists working with individuals of all ages including school aged children, young adults, and older adults who may have sustained a concussion as a result of fall, MVA, sports injury, or accident.
Upon Completion of the Course, participants will be able to:
- Apply current research to diagnosis and treatment of concussion and post concussion syndrome.
- Determine when referral is indicated to address co-morbidities.
- Assess visual function, balance and ability to participate in daily tasks (including cognitive).
- Implement treatments to remediate oculomotor dysfunction, sensory integrative dysfunction and visual motor skills impairment.
- Implement training techniques and compensatory strategies including cognitive strategies to help the patient transition back to work, school and daily tasks.
Christina Finn MS, OTR/L is a clinical specialist in visual perceptual rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Medical Center in NYC and an adjunct professor at Long Island University in Brooklyn. Christina graduated from the University of Scranton in 2004 with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has advanced training in vision therapy and holds a certification in adult vestibular rehabilitation. Christina has experience in all areas of rehabilitation across the spectrum of care, including acute care, inpatient, and outpatient rehabilitation. She lectures nationally on the topics of vision rehabilitation, perceptual rehabilitation, management of concussion, and neurological rehabilitation. She has developed competencies for training staff in management of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury and for management of visual perceptual deficits.
"This course gave me more confidence in treating this population. It took the knowledge I already had as an OT and put it together in a way that addressed all the issues with these patients." -Connie Thomason, OT
"This was an excellent course based on current research and evidence based practice. Great information presented in a clear, concise manner. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone working with concussion patients/clients." -April Crawford, SLP
"Christina was fabulous. The course was wonderful and very informative. She gave many examples and the videos she used were entertaining. Great course and I feel much more comfortable treating concussions clients." -Kristi Ferguson, SLP
Richardson Tower Plaza Lever, Education Center, Center for Advancing Professional Practice
Residence Inn by Marriott - Fort Worth
2500 Museum Way
Fort Worth Cultural District
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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