Recent data estimate that up to 3.8 million mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) occur annually in the US. Due to serious long term consequences that may arise from incomplete recovery and improper management, much national attention has been devoted to this injury. As of July 2012, PA state law has mandated standards for managing concussions and traumatic brain injuries to student athletes; with the threat of penalty for non-compliance. Effective management employs a multidisciplinary team approach in which these various deficits can be assessed and treated. The role of the physical therapist as a member of the core team managing concussion/mTBI is evolving. Due to the prevalence of ongoing balance dysfunction, symptoms of dizziness, motion sensitivity, cervical spine involvement and deconditioning following this brain injury, physical therapists are uniquely qualified to intervene.
This course will provide an overview of the most recent evidence related concussion/mTBI as it relates to comprehensive assessment and management of this condition. Case discussions will help to illustrate how the latest evidence related to management including diagnosis and intervention can be incorporated into care.
Earn CEUs and honor the memory of Professor Leahy.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012, 5–8 pm
Reception to follow.
University of the Sciences
McNeil Science and Technology Center
43rd St. at Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
(Enter at 42nd or 45th Street for free parking)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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The Patricia Leahy Scholarship Fund was established by Professor Patti Leahy before her death. This memorial lecture will serve to add monies to this fund and to honor her memory.
Contact Dr. Gregory Thielman at 215.596.8849 or email@example.com.