This dynamic series will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post concussion syndrome. Focus is on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Clinicians will learn effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to school, work, and sports. Participants will engage in lab and interactive clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion.
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This dynamic series will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post-concussion syndrome. Focus is on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Clinicians will learn effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to school, work, and sports. Participants will engage in lab and interactive clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion.
Four Dynamic Online Sessions Recorded Live:
Recorded live, this online series includes advanced, in-depth training, case discussion, and lab practice.
Session A: The Concussion Crisis: Diagnosis and Management
This session covers the diagnosis and treatment of concussion and post-concussion syndrome based on the most recent International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport with a focus on athletes, students, wounded warriors, and accident victims. The instructor reviews the current literature as it relates to symptomatology both immediate and delayed, as well as medical and therapeutic management.
Session B: Concussion: Impact on Visual/Vestibular/Sensory Systems and Overview of Treatment
This interactive session presents an interdisciplinary approach to decreasing symptoms and optimizing return to function following concussion. The potential impact of concussion on vision, balance, sensory function and cognition is discussed. The visual-motor and ocular motor are discussed with case analysis and recommendations for management.
Session C: Strategies and Techniques for Transitioning back to School, Work and Sports
This interactive session covers the factors the therapist should consider when helping a client transition back to school, work and/or play. Classroom modifications, and how to modify work conditions are discussed. Compensatory strategies to help with facilitating the transitions are highlighted via an interactive case discussion.
Session D: Visual and Vestibular Impairments: Evaluation and Intervention Tools
This interactive and lab practice session delves into the visual and vestibular impairments often associated with post-concussive syndrome such as oculomotor dysfunction, convergence and smooth pursuits as they affect reading and coordination. The use of proprioception and sensory integration to improve posture and balance are highlighted through a case study analysis.
Christina Finn Ed.D, OTR/L graduated from the University of Scranton in 2004 with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and is currently an associate professor of occupational therapy at the New York Institute of Technology in Westbury, NY where she teaches classes in physical rehabilitation and motor learning. Prior to attaining a full-time faculty position, Christina worked at NYU Rusk for 10 years. During her time, she worked extensively with individuals with visual difficulties as a result of brain injury, concussion, and other neurological conditions. She has experience in all areas of rehabilitation across the spectrum of care, including acute care, inpatient, and outpatient rehabilitation. She has attended several vision therapy training courses and holds a certification in adult vestibular rehabilitation. Christina has presented to health care professionals on the topic of vision rehabilitation and has presented nationally on the topic of post-concussion syndrome. Disclosure: Financial: Christina receives a speaking fee from Education Resources. Non-Financial: She has no non-financial relationships to disclose
Christina Finn receives an honorarium from Education Resources, Inc.
She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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Once you purhcase an online course, you will have the opportunity to take an exam to test your retention of the material. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam. The exam must be completed with a pass rate of 80% or more in order to receive your certificate of attendance.
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 9.5 contact hours (0.95 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #____________. Education Resources, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Independent Course is offered at 9.5 Contact Hours (0.95 CEUs). (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 9.5 units. Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 11 continuing education hours - CE Broker # 20-695852.
Approval #2022-136 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 9.5 CEC's. Course meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.9 CEU's.
Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 9.5 contact hours, approval #CS64-2010-KPTA thru 3/6/23. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 11 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 11.4 contact hours (1.14 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 9.5 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 9.5 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Approved Provider for OK State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision #BAP202310003 from 2/1/22 thru 1/31/24.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
9.5 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification
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