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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Concussion

presented by Caralyn Baxter, PT, DPT

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Financial: Caralyn Baxter is an instructor at Concussion Corner Academy and owner of Motion UT, LLC. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Caralyn Baxter is a member of the performance working group of the International Congress for Athlete Brain Health. She has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 42 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

This course provides a comprehensive overview of current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for concussion recognition, evaluation, and treatment. The course is in part designed for individuals prepping for the orthopedic specialist board examination and will explore the complex relationships between concussion and other diagnoses that complicate the diagnostic and treatment process. By the end of this course, participants will be proficient in differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment in four domains: cervicogenic, vestibular and oculomotor, physiologic, and motor function.

Meet Your Instructor

Caralyn Baxter, PT, DPT

Caralyn Baxter, DPT, is the owner and lead physical therapist at Motion UT in Park City, Utah. She is the former head physical therapist for the 2018 Olympic Freeski Halfpipe Team and the former regional director at the Kutcher Clinic for Sports Neurology. Dr. Baxter has worked with rehabbing athletes from the National Football League…

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1. Differential Diagnosis Post Head Impact

This chapter will cover the diagnostic process post head impact. It will review a comprehensive differential diagnosis and introduce diagnostic levels of certainty when identifying a concussion.

2. Physical Examination

This chapter will cover evidence-based concussion evaluation components and considerations in four primary domains: cervicogenic, vestibular and oculomotor, physiologic, and motor function. It will also provide video demonstration of the examination process.

3. Treatment

This chapter will cover evidence-based concussion rehabilitation interventions. It will also review the complex interactions from system to system and address how to prioritize impairments to optimize recovery.

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