Comprehensive Concussion Management of the
Adolescent Athlete: The Blending of Vestibular & Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Physical Occupational Therapists Training Seminar
A Comprehensive Protocol for the Management of
the Adolescent Athlete Post–Concussion
Sport related concussions have become a hot topic recently, with attention in
the media on the issue among NFL players. High schools are becoming increasingly
concerned with the management of athletes, mandating pre–season computerized
testing and managing athletes post–concussion. Often it is not clear when it is
safe for an athlete to return to sport. Orthopedic physical therapists commonly
treat athletes but may not have a vestibular background for managing an athlete
with a concussion. Vestibular therapists may feel confident in managing
concussion signs and symptoms but may not feel comfortable with orthopedic
aspects of cervical spine injury or how to prepare the athlete for return to
sport. Also, the significance of ocular problems post–concussion is becoming
Tying all aspects of management of an adolescent athlete post–concussion is a
growing avenue for physical therapists. New research has evolved in the past
five years regarding screening of vestibular ocular impairments, isolated ocular
impairments, and deficits in global brain metabolism. Dr. Jennifer Johndrow will
present comprehensive education on all aspects of concussion rehabilitation and
return to sport in the adolescent athlete.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
•Describe symptoms of a concussion commonly seen
in the adolescent athlete
•Identify the four most common areas of impairment after concussion
•Explain the steps in performing an oculomotor exam
•Discuss two common ways to test balance after concussion
•Evaluate the Return to Play protocol for an adolescent athlete post-concussion
What You Should Bring
JENNIFER JOHNDROW, PT, DPT, M.ED., OCS,
has over twenty years of experience working primarily in a hospital– based
outpatient clinic. As a certified orthopedic specialist with experience in
manual therapy, and a certification in Sportsmetrics, she enjoys working with
high school athletes. Dr. Johndrow also oversees clinical instruction for
physical therapy students. She has conducted training on lumbar spine burst
fracture, rehabilitation of the shoulder post rotator cuff repair, and
sportsmetrics, and she has been instrumental in promoting the work of physical
therapists to area physicians, coaches, and athletic trainers. Dr. Johndrow
received her BS in Physical Therapy and her DPT from Northeastern University,
and her M.Ed. from Cambridge College.
"Jennifer is an outstanding professional who
understands the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional components
needed to appropriately manage and care for the post– concussive athlete."
"Managing the post–concussive athlete can be a very daunting and overwhelming
task. Jennifer's clinical and vestibular background provides invaluable insight
and clarity to the treatment of these individuals."
"I really appreciate the simplicity with which Jennifer presents the information
regarding the post concussive athlete. She makes it very easy to understand and
follow in order to process and apply the information to my practice."
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
•Physical Therapist Assistants
•Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
•Occupational Therapy Assistants
CREDITS - CE Approvals
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
American Academy of Physician Assistants - This program is not yet
approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 6.0 hours of AAPA
Category I CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of
approved credits yet to be determined.
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - Cross Country
Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is
offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement
of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA
Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational
Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy -
This program has been submitted to the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
for 6 continuing education hours.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Kansas Physical Therapy Association - This
program has been submitted to the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6
Board of Certification, Inc. - Cross Country Education is recognized by
the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified
Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
NSCA Certification - This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA
Certification for pre-approval of 0.6 CEUs.
The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State
Board for Physical Therapy - Cross Country Education is recognized by the
New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an
approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant
continuing education. This seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hours.
Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and
Supervision, Physical Therapy Advisory Committee - This program has been
submitted to the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for
preapproval of 6 contact hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -