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A Systematic Approach to Manage Persistent Symptoms in Mild TBIs

What You Will Learn

  • Identify the key characteristics of an evaluation for a patient with a mild TBI and persistent symptoms
  • Interpret the evaluation results to prioritize an evidence based treatment approach
  • List at least three interventions to manage persistent symptoms of a mild TBI
  • Recognize the importance of a interdisciplinary team approach to help the patient navigate return to function, school, work, sport, and/or play

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify the key characteristics of an evaluation for a patient with a mild TBI and persistent symptoms
  • Interpret the evaluation results to prioritize an evidence based treatment approach
  • List at least three interventions to manage persistent symptoms of a mild TBI
  • Recognize the importance of a interdisciplinary team approach to help the patient navigate return to function, school, work, sport, and/or play
Date Published

April 20, 2021

Publisher

Minnesota APTA

Subjects

Neurologic , Orthopedics, Sports

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Summary

Physical therapy has an essential role in management of patients that have sustained a concussion / mild TBI. Most recover in a few weeks, but some continue to have persistent symptoms. Persistent symptoms can be difficult to treat and manage as they dynamically influence each other. Persistent symptoms can include musculoskeletal pain, headaches, dizziness, imbalance, visual complaints and/or deconditioning. The evaluation, treatment, and case management can leave the physical therapist wondering where to start and what to prioritize. This presentation will focus on the key components to the evaluation, how to interpret the results, and how to prioritize interventions based on the patient’s clinical presentation. Evidence based outcome measures and interventions will be reviewed in order to apply them to treat a patient’s persistent symptoms effectively. Emphasis is placed on the importance and role of an interdisciplinary approach to help the patient reach their functional goals.

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Presenters

Carrie DeNiel
PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Carrie DeNiel received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is a Board-Certified... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

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Credit

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How to Attend

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Technical Requirements
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