Orthopedic and Neurologic Perspectives on Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Management
Date/Time: November 7th, 2015
Wendy Kriekels, PT, DPT, NCS
David A. James, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS
Michael R. Greher, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Katherine S. Dahab, MD, CAQSM, FAAP
This course will present an interdisciplinary approach to recognition and management of concussion also referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Indications and timing of referral to appropriate specialists will be discussed. Clinical management will focus on the physical therapy component of examination and treatment of individuals who have had a concussion/mTBI.
1. Discuss the scope of concussion/mTBI and its presentations.
2. Describe cognitive testing and the role of other team members.
3. Recognize and differentiate symptom profiles.
4. Apply knowledge of cervical complaints and treatment.
5. Apply knowledge of dizziness identification and treatment.
6. Demonstrate a physical therapy examination and interventions for signs and symptoms related to mTBI
Teaching People About Pain: Understanding and Addressing Pain in Health Care
September 6, 2014
Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, CSMT
Co-Owner – The Ortho Spine and Pain Clinic
Co-founder and CEO of the International Spine & Pain Institute
Pain is complex and interesting to patients. New paradigms of pain (i.e. neuromatrix, nerve sensitivity, endocrine and immune responses to pain) and neuroplasticity have pushed physical therapy to the foreground in the treatment of pain. This course aims to show, via a modern understanding of pain, how physical therapy can help patients afflicted with various seemingly disabling pain states. This course will not only teach attendees the evidence of neuroscience education, but a step-by-step clinical application of teaching patients more about pain.
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About the Speaker
Adriaan Louw Biography
Dr. Louw is the co-founder and CEO of the International Spine & Pain Institute and has taught postgraduate pain science and spinal manual therapy classes throughout the US and internationally for 15 years. In addition, he maintains a clinical practice and is co-owner of The Ortho Spine and Pain Clinic. His recently completed PhD centers on therapeutic neuroscience education and spinal disorders. 2
Current Concepts in Orthopaedic and Sports Related Shoulder Injuries: Impingement Syndromes and Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation
Robert Manske PT, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Professor and Chair – Department of Physical Therapy - Wichita State University4
Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer – Via Christi Health, Wichita, KS
Teaching Associate – Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical School
Via Christi Sports Medicine Fellowship Residency Program – Wichita, KS
Whiplash: more than a "crash for cash" condition
Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) and the value of MRI in diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention
James Elliott, PT, PhD
October 5, 2013, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Over $3,500 raised for PT research!
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