Contact Hours2 Hours
Incorporating Manual Therapy for Post-concussion Headache and Neck Pain
Concussion trauma may create lingering pain, somatic and cognitive impairment for days to years post-injury. Over 1.5 to 3.8 million people suffer from concussions in the US, according to the CDC. Post-traumatic headache (PTH) and whiplash associated disorders (WAD) are typical symptoms after accidents. The resultant pain, cognitive fog, hypersensitivity, spasm, stiffness, dizziness, visual and vestibular motor disorders and even nausea or vomiting can be debilitating. Symptoms may interfere with sleep and contribute to anxiety, irritability and depression. Evidence indicates the contribution of craniocervical myofascial tension and trigger points (TPs) to the persistent symptoms of PTH. Manual therapy to address abnormal fascial tension and TPs is a key component in the management of PCH and WAD.
Interventions including myofascial release/soft tissue mobilization, massage, acupressure, positional release, muscle energy and craniosacral therapy have been shown to effectively address the neuromusculoskeletal irritation and mobility impairments that characterize PTH. Discover easy methods of soft tissue release you can apply immediately in your practice in this demonstration intensive course. Discuss the evidence basis for incorporating manual therapy in a comprehensive plan of care to help people with PTH to live more healthy productive lives.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Define post-concussion syndrome and its relationship to post-traumatic headaches (PTH).
- Demonstrate 5 manual therapy interventions to manage PTH.
- Discuss the evidence for manual therapy interventions for improving outcomes for people with PTH.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.