I am thrilled to present the half-day version of the Carrick Insitute's Concussion Bootcamp specifically curated for the 2023 Florida Chiropractic Association's National Convention delegates.
Summary: Concussions are complex injuries requiring extensive training and specialty consultation. They are occurring in the general population at staggering incidence rates - more than diabetes and more cancer diagnoses. Chiropractors have a unique position in the healthcare system, with established patient relationships and more frequent interactions, allowing them to be pivotal stewards of brain health and safety. However, research has demonstrated that knowledge among ALL healthcare providers is deficient in identifying and managing mTBI. While many individuals don’t know if they were concussed or the magnitude that their injury may have on their life, this 4-hour, fast-paced course will aid its attendees in making solid recommendations by covering the breadth of concussion, from acute/sideline management, sub-acute therapeutics, and the 5 subtypes of concussion. We aim to enable chiropractors to properly manage or refer patients with concussions, reduce long-term suffering, and promote brain health.
General CE Hours:
Defining a concussion and current epidemiology
The acute pathophysiology of a concussion, related to its sequela
Plausible applications for managing acutely concussed patients.
Application 1: Molecular Hydrogen
Application 2: Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation
Making and recording the diagnosis using the ACRM 2023 diagnostic criteria
Documenting concussion symptoms
5 Concussion Subtypes
Evaluating and recording concussion-related cognitive dysfunction
Evaluating and recording vestibular dysfunction
Documenting visual/oculomotor impairment in concussion
Return-to-Play and Basic rehabilitation Protocols