Concussion and Other Brain Injuries in the Headlines


FROM PT IN MOTION 
MARCH 23rd 2015

“Concussion, Other Brain Injuries Continue to Grab Attention

Whether in academic research journals, political advocacy reports, or the sports page, discussions about concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) weren’t hard to find last week.

The common thread? Something APTA has been stressing for years: more attention needs to be paid to all aspects of brain injury diagnosis and management…………….

The need for broad understanding of youth concussion management—and, in fact, all mild brain injury as well as TBI—was what brought APTA advocates and staff to Washington, DC, last week to participate in congressional briefings and provide information to legislators and congressional staff during a “Brain Injury Awareness Fair” on Capitol Hill. APTA representatives also spoke with lawmakers about the importance of the SAFE PLAY Act, now in congress, that aims to improve concussion management in schools. The act includes physical therapists in the list of professionals qualified to make return-to-play decisions”.

Please share your thoughts, and experiences with concussion management

Education Resources is offering a new course:

“POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME” with Christina Finn

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.

May 1-2, 2015 – Fort Worth, TX
July 31-August 1, 2015 – Lee’s summit, MO
October 16-17, 2015 – Washington, DC
November 20-21, 2015 – Matthews, NC

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