Concussion is a common and potential disabling condition that affects people of all ages as a result of trauma sustained in sport, motor vehicle crashes, military service, work and recreational accidents. This course is designed to aid in the identification of the multifaceted nature of concussion, and will help you effectively treat PCS patients and become part of an effective team approach to recovery. You will learn about clinical trajectories, stages of recovery and predictors of recovery time, differential diagnoses as well as comprehensive treatment techniques. You will be able to perform an effective evaluation as well as learn about the latest research in assessing and managing PCS to successfully get your patients back to their prior functioning levels. This course builds in extensive LAB time for a hands-on style of learning.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the signs and symptoms of concussion.
- Apply current research to diagnosis and treat post-concussion syndrome.
- Define your role and become an effective member in a multi-discipline team approach to recovery.
- Produce an effective post concussion evaluation from on-field assessment to the clinic.
- Implement treatment strategies to successfully manage your PCS patients.
Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT, began her career in the United States Air Force having served both active duty and reservists. She completed her Masters of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, with special recognition for neurology and research, and received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Dr. Fox successfully completed the competency based vestibular course through Emory University and additionally holds several advanced vestibular coursework certificates from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fox has opened therapy clinics and currently owns Western Carolina Physical Therapy, and The Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center, specializing exclusively in the diagnostics and treatment of balance and vestibular disorders, bringing together a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Fox is on the editorial review board for the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), is a published author for VEDA, implemented VestibularJobs.com in partnership with VEDA, is a member of the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition and teaches a variety of balance and vestibular courses. Disclosure: Financial: Dr. Fox receives a speaking fee from ERI for this course. Non-Financial: Dr. Fox is a volunteer unpaid consultant and receives free equipment for beta testing.
"Kim is a brilliant instructor and a true leader and innovator in the field of Vestibular and Concussion Assessment and Treatment. I would hightly recommend this course to all medical professionals working with patients/clients aged 9-90." -Tom Kassan DPT
"Kim is an excellent speaker; she is extrememly knowledgeable in the subjects of balance, vestibular and concussion. She gave many resources for later use in the clinic. The course content was excellent!" -Christine Turrentine PT
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This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs).
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy #3043, for 14.5 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational therapy Process: assessment, intervention.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Education Resources, Inc. is approved by the Board of Certification to offer 14.5 continuing education units for Certified Athletic Trainers.
This course is offered for up to 1.45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).