Event Details

Level 2: Advanced Concepts in Concussion Management


Event Type: Course

Website: https://www.shiftconcussion.ca/training-calendar

Start Date: June 21, 2019, 8:30 am

End Date: June 23, 2019, 5:00 pm

Location: Executive Royal Hotel, 2828 23 Street NE, Calgary, AB

Host: Shift Concussion Management

Course Title: Level 2: Advanced Concepts in Concussion Management

Instructors: Scott Haller, Osteopath; Ryan Sleik, PT; Dr. Kailin Walter, DC

Date: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Executive Royal Hotel, 2828 23 Street NE, Calgary, AB

Registration Fees: $950 + HST


Our Level 2 Program is separated into two parts: Vestibular and Ocular Rehabilitation Methods and Complex Case Management with Cervical Treatment Considerations.

The course is open to Physiotherapists, Physicians, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, Athletic Therapists and other Rehabilitation Professionals.

Our Level 2 program provides complex management training for rehabilitation professionals. This program was designed to build on the foundation of the Level 1 knowledge and provide the clinician with an in-depth understanding of the various complexities of post-concussion related symptoms and challenges. While the majority of concussion will resolve in a timely manner, some patients are faced with complex and debilitating challenges following a concussion. Our Level 2 program provides clinicians with additional training to learn how to navigate the care pathway while co-managing several areas of dysfunction. Concussion affects not only athletes, but all individuals, and our training is designed to help understand how to tailor the initial rehabilitation plan to the lifestyle demands of each case. 

This program is designed to be very hands on and interactive. We go through exercises in a small group setting. 

Vestibular and Ocular Rehabilitation Methods:

Day 1 and 2: We present the available research on vestibular-oculomotor dysfunction in concussion and mild traumatic brain injury and offer rehabilitative strategies to match assessment findings. This course further elucidates when it's appropriate to refer to Optometry or other Health Disciplines and what those services might contribute to your overall rehabilitation plan. In addition, we will cover autonomic dysfunction in concussion and the application of exercise/exertion testing and therapy.

Complex Case Management with Cervical Considerations:

Day 3: We offer treatment and rehabilitation considerations for cervical injury and whiplash in concussion patients. As well, we will review complex case management topics such as persistent post-traumatic headache, psychological sequelae in post concussion syndrome, and activity/exercise intolerance. In this course we emphasize strategies for seeking out an interdisciplinary team for complex case management and offer information on making appropriate referrals for complex care needs.

Key Course Topics:

  • Vestibular and Oculomotor Impairment in Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome
  • The Vestibular System: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Clinical Assessment Considerations for the Dizzy patient
  • Clinical Assessment for the Oculomotor System
  • Vestibular-Ocular Integration Exercises
  • Autonomic Dysfunction and "Exercise Tolerance"
  • Symptom-Management during Active Rehabilitation Phase
  • Cervicogenic Considerations in Concussion
  • Clinical Assessment Considerations for the Cervical Spine
  • Treatment Methods for the Cervical Spine
  • Managing Persistent Post-Traumatic Headache and Sleep Disorders
  • Cognitive Therapies in Concussion
  • Interactive Case Studies and Clinical Applications

As the course is divided into two sections, registrants have the option to register for all three days or simply day 1 & 2 (Vestibular and Ocular Rehabilitation Methods) or just day 3 (Complex Case Management with Cervical Consideration).


To register, or for more information, please click here