Ask Me Anything: Headaches and Concussions - Episode 1
Headache is the most commonly-reported symptom among patients who have had brain injuries - and also the most poorly-understood.
The post-traumatic headache just means that the headache started or got worse as a result of a trauma. The term doesn’t actually tell us anything about the characteristics of the headache, and in order to provide treatment, it’s essential to understand the clinical characteristics. Knowing the differences between the different headache types that fall into the category of post-traumatic headache means that you can develop treatment plans to manage these headaches more effectively.
This live Ask Me Anything webinar with Meaghan Adams, is an opportunity to have an in-depth look at post-traumatic headache. We’ll talk about the connection between headache and trauma, the types of headache that can be caused or exacerbated by traumatic injuries, how to differentiate between headache types, and how to treat patients with the various presentations of post-traumatic headache in your own practice. The concepts covered in this course are intended for immediate use in a clinical setting.
Post-traumatic headache is a complex condition, affecting all aspects of a treatment plan for a patient who experiences it. This course will allow you to better understand post-traumatic headache and as a result, will transform the way you treat it.
What You Will Learn:
- Rehab principles for acute vs. persistent post-concussion symptoms
- Patient education strategies: How can we talk about concussion without catastrophizing?
- Is rest always best? How to make decisions about exercise and activity after concussion?
- Concussions are big business, and patients ask questions about different products they've seen on the news or in the media to resolve symptoms or prevent concussions. What does the research say about these?
Join Meaghan Adams on Wednesday December 4th at 8:30pm EST for this live, one hour Ask Me Anything Webinar. Register below (you must be signed into Embodia in order to register).
WARNING: Space is limited to the first 250 clinicians who register because of the live Q&A. If we have more we won’t have enough time to answer everyone’s questions.
These LIVE trainings always fill up fast so claim your spot right now to avoid disappointment. At Embodia's last webinar, we had over 300 people register and ran out of space.
PT, BSc, MSc(PT), PhD(Neuroscience)
Meaghan earned her physiotherapy degree from Queen’s University, and completed Fowler-Kennedy’s Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship before earning a Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy from Sport Physiotherapy Canada. She also holds a Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University. Meaghan completed her PhD in neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, studying how concussions affect brain function and sensory integration, and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Toronto Rehab and York University studying the integration of cognition, motor function, and sensory inputs in adults with prolonged concussion symptoms using virtual reality and tablet-based computing.
Meaghan serves as the vice-chair of the Neurosciences Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University’s School of Rehabilitation Science.