Start date
11 November, 2018
End date
11 November, 2018
Date note

Instructor: Jacquie van Ierssel PT, PhD(candidate), MSc(Rehab), BScPT, BPE, FCAMPT, SPC Diploma, CAFCI


R2P Advanced Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome outlines the R2P PATH, an evidence-based approach to concussion rehabilitation.  Participants will learn to:

  • Apply key principles of sub-symptom threshold progressions to vestibular, visual, and exercise therapy.
  • Assess and manage post-traumatic headaches using a unique algorithm.

Interactive learning is emphasized through hands-on practice and case studies.  This course is appropriate for Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, and Physicians. Skills learned can immediately be applied in clinical practice.

Prerequisite:  R2P Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome


Course Outline

8:30 Advanced Neuroimaging and Fluid Biomarkers

What is the role of advanced neuroimaging techniques in the diagnosis of concussion?  Can a blood test predict recovery?

9:00 Post-Traumatic Headache

Learn to differentiate types of post-traumatic headache using an evidence-based algorithm and standardized history taking.  Understand how to apply best practice treatment techniques.

10:30 Sleep-Wake Disturbances

What is the impact of sleep-wake disturbances on recovery?  How do you assess sleep disturbances?  What are recommended treatment techniques?

11:00 Post-Traumatic Fatigue

How do you differentiate between cognitive and physical fatigue?  Learn best-practice management strategies, including planning and pacing. 

11:30 Alternative Therapies

What is the evidence regarding acupuncture, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and neurofeedback for the management of post-concussion symptoms?   Are nutritional supplements effective?

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Sub-Symptom Exercise Therapy

Learn to prescribe sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise to manage autonomic dysfunction through practical application.

1:30 R2P PATH

Learn to apply advanced therapeutic exercises for vestibular and visual dysfunction using stepwise progressions.  Design individualized treatment programs based on symptom profiles through small group work. 

3:30 Putting it all together

Consolidate learning through discussion and case studies.

4:00 Questions and Answers


This course has been accredited for 3.2 CATA CEU Credits.


Register Now.  Space is limited.



A full refund, less a $25 administration fee, is offered up to 2 weeks before the course date. No refund is offered less than 2 weeks before the course date. In the event that the course is cancelled by the course organizer, the full cost of the course will be reimbursed.

Event Cost
$325 +GST/HST
In person

UBC, Department of Physical Therapy, Rm 304
212 Friedman Building, 2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver BC V6T1Z3

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This course is not provided through PABC. If you have any questions, please contact the private organizer.