Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete both sessions for 10 contact hours (1.0 CEUs)
March 1 and 2, 2024
10:10 am EST • 9:10 am CST • 8:10 am MST • 7:10 am PST (US)
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This course will provide updates on the latest research related to the diagnosis and management of concussion and persistent post-concussive symptoms. This course will focus on the latest relevant and evidence-based 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. Best practice guidelines for return to learn, return to play, and return to work will be highlighted. Participants will engage in clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion.
- 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
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 other accident.
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.
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 T., OT
Christina is clear and concise with her presentation of concussion management. The course is excellent for learning about recent research concussion treatment and treatment techniques. -Breanna F., OTR
I learned some great new exercises to use with clients in the clinic. I also gained some good resources regarding outcome measures and educational materials for patients and families. -Kathleen K., PT
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