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

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


R2P Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome teaches how to differentiate cervical, vestibular, visual, mental health, and autonomic causes of persistent post-concussion symptoms.  Course participants will learn how to prioritize treatment using an evidence-based series of algorithms and the R2P SCORE.  Whether you are an experienced therapist, or new to practice, learn to integrate hands-on practice and clinical reasoning to solidify your skills in the context of concussion.  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.   

Course Outline

8:30 Diagnosis of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Why do some individuals recover quickly, while others have persistent symptoms for months or years?  

9:00 R2P Screen

Understand which systems may contribute to persistent post-concussion symptoms and how to categorize them using a series of algorithms.  Learn how to prioritize a systematic treatment approach using the R2P SCREEN.

9:30 Cervical Spine

Diagnostic criteria for cervicogenic headache and dizziness.  Understand the important components to include in the neurological and musculoskeletal exam.

11:00 Visual System

What is post-trauma vision syndrome?  How do you screen for vision dysfunction? What is vision rehabilitation?

12:30 Lunch

1:15 Vestibular System

Determine whether there is central or peripheral vestibular cause of dizziness.  Use a set of algorithms to differentiate types of vestibular dysfunction based on objective criteria and symptom profiles.

3:00 Autonomic Dysregulation

Assess exercise capacity with graded exercise testing in order to:

  • Differentiate autonomic, cervical, vestibular, or visual symptoms
  • Quantify exercise intolerance
  • Individualize exercise prescription
  • Determine physiological recovery

3:30 Putting it all together

Consolidate learning through discussion and small group case studies using the R2P SCREEN.

4:00 Wrap-up


This course has been accredited for 3.2 CATA CEU Credits.


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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.