Concussion: An Objective Approach to Diagnosis and Management

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Dr. Kelly Ryder was one of the few specialists to sit in on the NFL’s concussion committee. Americans sustain approximately 3.8 million concussions annually from sports and other recreational activities according to the CDC. And High School athletes whose brains are more vulnerable, are particularly at risk. Cumulative concussions are shown to increase the risk of permanent neurological disability by 39 percent. In this talk, Dr. Ryder will discuss the latest in recognition of concussion related signs and symptoms, cutting edge testing protocols and advanced treatment strategies. If you work with any type of athlete or an active population, you won’t want to miss this one.

1) Review Concussion History.
2) Discuss Laws of Physics when it applies to concussion.
3) List signs and symptoms.
4) Identify the difference between TBI and PTSD signs and symptoms.
5) Describe the proper testing for concussions. Balance, Vision, and Neurophysiological.
6) List treatment options.
7) Recall supplements and minerals that have shown to help with concussions.
8) Recognize how to properly manage and maintain the health of athletes that have sustained concussions.

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On Demand – the course is available for 1 year.
Subscription – the course is available as long as you have the account.
You can start and stop the course at any time.

Target Audience: Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapy, Doctor of Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy

Continuing Education available for: Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapy, Doctor of Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy
Prerequisite: None
Instructional Level: Intermediate

Disclosure: No relevant information to disclose
Content disclosure: This course does not focus on any product or service.

History of Concussions: 2 min
Old and new guidelines for concussions 2 min
Concussion Facts, symptoms, reporting symptoms 2 min
Types of Concussions Cerebral and Vestibular and the Difference: 2 min
Cascade of Events during a Concussion: 2min
Occurrence of Concussion: 3min
Risk of Returning to Play: 2min
Concussion an Epidemic: 2 min
Cerebral Concussion and the facts: 2min
Concussion and the Team Approach: 2 min
Signs of a concussion and APS to use while on the field of PLAY: 2min
Return to play decision while on the sideline: 2min
Concussion management: 2min Post concussion checklist: 2min
Neurophysilogical testing; 2min
Concussion and the relationship to CTE; 2min
Why we need a rapid sideline test for concussion? 2min
Visual test: 2min Case Study: 2min
Short term risk of miss management of a concussion: 2min
Dr Robert Cantu findings; 2min Second Impact Syndrome/ Risk/: 2min
NFL new guidelines and the holes in the test: 2min
What is rotational acceleration injury looks like: 2min
Prevention of Concussions 2min
Concussion Treatment; 2min
CTE pics and the trends in research; 2min

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Topic: Intermediate

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This course has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy. The course abides by regulatory guidelines for continuing education or is approved by virtue of approval by the Arkansas Physical Therapy board.
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Course Instructor

Kelly Ryder, DC Kelly Ryder, DC

Dr. Kelly Ryder is a Certified Sports Chiropractic Physician, Impact Certified Provider and Concussion Health Certified Provider at the Ryder Clinic in Baton Rouge, LA and Texas SportsChiro Care located in Dallas, TX. He is one of the top 37 concussions experts in the United States and has represented many concussion cases as an expert witness. He was the only chiropractor in the U.S. invited to participate in the invitation only, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center TEAM Approach Meeting in October of 2015. He has worked with over 400 professional athletes and is recognized as one of the top sports medicine doctors and concussion specialists in the field by his colleagues and fellow industry professionals.

Concussion: An Objective Approach to Diagnosis and Management