Instructor: Jacquie van Ierssel PT, PhD(c), MScRehab, BScPT, BPE, FCAMPT, SPC Diploma
This full-day course focuses on the differential diagnosis, manual examination and treatment of patients with a cervicogenic, visual, vestibular, or autonomic dysfunction component of post-concussion syndrome. R2P SCORE™ provides an evidence-based, systematic approach to identifying which functional impairments may be contributing to persistent symptoms. Clinicians will learn to rank treatment priorities based on R2P SCORE™ results, and develop clinically sound individualized treatment protocols. Detailed exercise programs will be practiced in the hands-on sessions. Acquired skills can be immediately applied in the clinical setting.
8:30 Diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome; pathophysiology; symptom profiles.
9:00 Introduction to R2P SCORE™; understand how to identify functional impairments that may contribute to persistent PCS symptoms; R2P SCORE™ scoring criteria for assigning treatment priorities.
9:30 Neurovascular testing; upper cervical spine mobility and stress testing; validated dynamic stabilization protocol; and cervical joint positioning dysfunction.
10:30 Assessment for vestibular dysfunction, and algorithm for differential dizziness diagnosis.
12:30 Common visual dysfunctions post-concussion; assessment of vestibulo-ocular reflex and ocular motor dysfunction; convergence insufficiency; visual motion sensitivity.
1:30 Sensory motor integration assessment; exertional testing for autonomic nervous system dysfunction.
2:30 Treatment priority and individualized vestibular, vision, and exercise therapy based on functional impairments.
3:30 Case studies with scoring interpretation.
4:00 Questions and Answers.
This course is recommended for Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Physicians, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, and Kinesiologists.
UBC, Department of Physical Therapy
212 Friedman Building
2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver BC V6T1Z3