Best Practices in Concussion Management2019-01-30T09:48:01+00:00

Best Practices in Concussion Management

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Course TypeCourse/ Seminar
Date04/12/2019 - 04/14/2019
Instructor NameScott Haller, Osteopathic MP; Dr. Kailin Walter, DC; Ryan Sleik, PT
Address700 Woodlawn Rd. W
Guelph, ON N1K 1G4
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Brief Description

Shift Concussion Management is a widely recognized education platform dedicated to raising the standard of care for concussion rehabilitation. Shift offers in-person and interactive training to Health Care Providers on assessment and management strategies, based on the most current and evidence based literature and clinical expertise. The structure of our program is based around a multi-faceted approach, with several important pills for the complete management of concussion: education, interdisciplinary collaboration, objective assessment markers and individualized rehabilitation strategies.

Our Level 1 Program is designed to provide a solid foundation for the understanding of concussion injuries, while integrating skill sets within an interdisciplinary team. This program will take the clinician from the first visit of the clinical assessment and initial education, through introductory concepts for vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation, as well as exertion training. Concussion affects not only athletes, but all individuals, and our training is designed to help understand how to tailor the initial rehabilitation plan to the lifestyle demands of each case.

The course is 2.5 days (Full day Friday and Saturday and part-day Sunday) of interactive learning which follows this summarized agenda:

Day 1 Content Summary:

  • Acute Pathophysiology of Concussion
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Rest & Early Concussion Management Guidelines
  • Return to Learn and Work Interventions
  • Sideline Assessment & Concussion Baseline Testing

Day 2 Content Summary:

  • Cervical Injury and Concussion
  • Introduction to Vestibular-ocular Rehabilitation
  • Exercise and Exertion Testing in Concussion
  • Perceptual and Cognitive Training Applications

Day 3 Content Summary:

  • Interdisciplinary Care Pathway
  • Group Case Studies

Refreshments are provided each morning and hotel accommodations have been arranged with preferred pricing as well.
Contact NameKaty Cournoyer
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Contact Phone(519) 822-2226