Sport-Related Concussion - An Update on the Evidence
In this online course, Dr. Kathryn Schneider discusses the current research and updates on the evidence regarding the definition, detection, and management of concussions. The course includes a paediatric focus and describes how research on concussions has evolved. The course also discusses current and future research initiatives.
This course also outlines different tools and resources that can be used for concussion detection and management.
Following the video lessons in this course, there's a Truth or Myth Quiz to test your knowledge! Once you have a completed the course, a certificate of completion will be generated for your professional portfolio.
This is a one-hour online course brought to you by the Paediatric Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Dr. Kathryn Schneider, B.H.Sc, B.Kin, D.Sc, Ph.D.
Dr. Kathryn Schneider is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist (Physiotherapist) at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.
Her research focuses on the prevention and treatment of sport-related concussions. Her previous work has identified a large treatment effect using multimodal physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation in athletes who have persistent symptoms following concussion.
She is a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists, has expertise in vestibular rehabilitation with her clinical practice focused on the treatment of athletes with ongoing symptoms following sport-related concussion.
Kathryn was recognized by Avenue Magazine as “Top 40 Under 40” in 2012 and was the recipient of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) Champion of Vestibular Medicine Award in 2015.
Kathryn represents the Canadian Physiotherapy Association on the Canadian Concussion Collaborative and is a member of the Federal Government Working Group on Concussion in Sport. She has worked with many athletes, from recreational to professional and has developed and instructed many continuing educations courses for physiotherapists in the area of vestibular rehabilitation, cervical spine treatment, and sport-related concussion.
The Paediatric Division is a special interest group within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Our membership consists of clinicians from all practice settings, students, educators, researchers, physiotherapy assistants and administrators all of whom have a passion for promoting participation and enhancing the lives of children and their families. We are dedicated to provide resources and information for paediatric patients and their families to promote participation and function independence in all aspects of life.
Paediatric physiotherapists employ clinical expertise in the early detection of health problems, treatment, education and management of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiorespiratory or acquired disorders/diseases. Paediatric physiotherapists work with children of all ages, from infants through young adulthood to promote participation and functional independence. Paediatric physiotherapists have a unique role in that they not only work with the child, but also their families in the context of their daily home, school and recreational environment.
Paediatric physiotherapists use validated outcome measures to assess the level of strength, flexibility, gross-, and fine-motor coordination and overall functional capabilities to determine participation limitations or restrictions as a result of injury, disease or disability.
Through analysis of objective assessment findings, the paediatric physiotherapist uses evidence-based treatment interventions specifically tailored to the client and their family's goals. Treatment interventions focus on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance, as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration.
Course Material included in this course
Sport Related Concussion in Children
Welcome and Resources
What Increases the Risk of Concussion?
5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion
Differences Between Adults and Children
Truth or Myth