I am thrilled to present the half-day version of the Carrick Insitute's Concussion Bootcamp for Chiropractors to the Ohio State Chiropractic Association (OSCA) at its Annual Convention in October.
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 7 subtypes of concussion. We aim to enable chiropractors to properly manage or refer patients with concussions, reduce long-term suffering, and promote brain health.
Defining concussion, epidemiology, predicting concussion, and prognosis
The pathophysiology of concussion
7 subtypes of concussion
Managing Concussion Sequela: the first 48 hours
Special Population Curve-Balls
Overview of a 7-domain concussion evaluation to determine concussion subtype(s)
Managing Concussion Sequela: 48 hours to 10 days
Making an appropriate referral