The Course: Concussion has become a hot topic. Most resolve within a few weeks, yet others experience persistent symptoms and there is debate as to how to approach the rehab of this population. A concomitant injury to the cervical spine could be causing symptoms that could accentuate or mimic those seen in concussion. This course will focus on those ‘concussion-type’ symptoms, specifically headache and dizziness, that could actually have a cervical spine origin. The assessment and treatment of both cervicogenic headache and cervicogenic dizziness (including somatosensory dysfunction) will be covered, and specific manual therapy techniques reviewed and practised during lab time. Therapeutic exercise specifically targeted at these two dysfunctions will be introduced and practised.
The Instructor: Carol Kennedy graduated in 1979, became an FCAMPT in 1984 and completed her Clinical Masters in Manipulative Therapy in 2010. She teaches extensively in the Canadian Manual Therapy Course System, is an Examiner and past Chief Examiner and teaches specialty cervical spine courses and has contributed chapters on cervical exercise for 2 textbooks. Carol presented at the 2010 Winter Olympics Medical Symposium and many other congresses on the topic of Cervical Contributions to Concussion-type Symptoms. Carol is a partner at Treloar Physiotherapy in Vancouver where she almost exclusively treats patients with cervical spine disorders.
Parkway Physiotherapy and Performance Centre
#108 2655 Sooke Rd, Langford, BC
Victoria (Langford) BC