Sports Concussion 2020

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Saturday • May 9, 8:00am – 5:30pm
Directors: Mary Alexis Iaccarino, MD and Lenore Herget, PT, DPT, SCS, MEd, CSCS

Location: Boston Marriott Cambridge

 

This workshop provides training and hands-on experience for evaluation and management of the athlete who is slow to recover from concussion as well as treatment modalities (including exercise and rehabilitation protocols) to enhance concussion recovery: 

  • Updates on comorbidities, psychological factors, pre-injury, injury, and post-injury considerations that impact concussion recovery time
  • Guidance to factor these considerations into your management of the patient who is slow to recover from concussion
  • Best practices for neuropsychological assessment and for vision, vestibular, balance, and exercise tolerance evaluation
  • Updates for medical treatment and rehabilitation of post-concussive head and neck pain
  • Hands-on skills development for vestibular and ocular maneuvers and cervical spine treatments to enhance concussion recovery
  • Aerobic exercise training for diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in the athlete with sport concussion: when, why, and how

Workshop Schedule

 7:00 AM

 8:00 AM

Registration

 

 8:00 AM

 8:15 AM

Greeting/Introduction: Identifying the Slow-to-Recover Athlete

Mary Alexis Iaccarino, MD

 8:15 AM

 9:00 AM

Comorbid Factors Impacting Outcomes in Athletes

Ross Zafonte, DO

 9:00 AM

 9:45 AM

Neuropsychological Assessment—Computerized vs Paper and Pencil Testing: Sorting out the Various Assessments

Nathan Cook, PhD

 9:45 AM

 10:15 AM

Sport Psychology: When Identifying as an Athlete Becomes a Barrier

Richard Ginsburg, PhD

 10:15 AM

 10:30 AM

Audience Q/A Part 1

Sports Concussion Session Faculty

 10:30 AM

 10:45 AM

Break

Refreshments provided

 10:45 AM

 12:00 PM

Vision, Vestibular, Balance and Exercise Tolerance Evaluation

Lenore Herget, PT, DPT, SCS, MEd, CSCS

 12:00 PM

 1:00 PM

Break for lunch*

 

 1:00 PM

 1:30 PM

Medical Treatment of Post-Concussive Head and Neck Pain 

Mary Alexis Iaccarino, MD

 1:30 PM

 2:00 PM

Rehabilitation of Post-Concussive Head and Neck Pain

Emily Roy, PT, DPT

  2:00 PM

 2:15 PM

Audience Q/A Part 2

Sports Concussion Session Faculty

  2:15 PM

 5:00 PM

Vision and Vestibular Rehabilitation Lab Rotations 1-5 
(A break is scheduled from 3:15 - 3:30)

 

 

Every participant will rotate among these five stations during the course of the afternoon, led by the Sports Concussion Medicine Faculty:

1. VOMS, Visual Malalignment and Computerized Eye Tracking

2. Balance and Spatial Awareness

3. C-Spine Testing

4. BPPV Screening

5. TPIs and Nerve Blocks

 5:00 PM

 5:30 PM

Audience Q&A, Course Wrap-Up

Mary Alexis Iaccarino, MD and Lenore Herget, PT, DPT, SCS, MEd, CSCS

*There are many convenient and varied lunch options within a short walking distance of the course.

Faculty

Nathan Cook, PhD, Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Richard Ginsburg, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Part-time, Harvard Medical School

Lenore Herget, PT, DPT, SCS, MEd, CSCS, Senior Physical Therapist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mary Alexis Iaccarino, MD, Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Emily Roy, PT, DPT, Clinical Specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Ross Zafonte, DO, Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School