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Comprehensive Concussion Management: Acute Through Prolonged Recovery

Instructor: Michael Steiner, PT, DPT, ITPT

Course Description

This live concussion management course is a 16.0 CEU, 2-day evidence-based guide designed to prepare Physicians, Physical Therapists, and Athletic Trainers to evaluate and treat patients/athletes with concussions. You will learn to manage them from both acute and protracted recovery standpoints, and effectively treat them through full recovery. It will provide in-depth information to enable you to confidently perform comprehensive examination techniques, as well as effective interventions to treat most concussions through a combination of lectures and hands-on labs. Should patients not recover as expected, this course will also address the clinical decision-making process that is necessary for appropriate multi-disciplinary referrals. By the end of this course, you will possess the expertise and confidence to effectively manage patients/athletes with concussions.

Course Objectives

  1. Following this educational activity, learners should be able to:
    1: Explain the neuro-metabolic changes that occur as a result of a concussion injury.
    2: Identify and perform appropriate examination tests for exertion intolerance, upper cervical dysfunction, and Vestibular/Ocular deficits based on their individual professional scope of practice.
    3: Explain and perform appropriate treatment for exertion intolerance, upper cervical dysfunction, and Vestibular/Ocular deficits.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Twin Cities Orthopedics and Steiner Education LLC. Twin Cities Orthopedics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: Twin Cities Orthopedics designates this virtual educational activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Physical Therapists/PTAs: The Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy has approved this course for a total of 16.0 credits, Course approval # 9641.

Athletic Trainers: Twin Cities Orthopedics (BOC AP#: P8588) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 16.0 hours of Category A hours/CEU’s. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

*Other health professionals (PAs, RNs, OTs under MN Statute 148.6443, etc.) who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Day 1
8:00 – 8:30 am  Introduction
8:30 – 9:15 am  What is a Concussion: Basic Physiology
9:15 – 10:00 am  Acute management of concussion
10:00 – 10:15 amBreak
10:15 – 11:00 amAcute management of concussion (cont.)
11:00 – 12:00 pm   BPPV: Exam & treatment
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00 – 3:00 pm BPPV: Exam & treatment (cont.)
3:00 – 3:15 pm   Break
3:15 – 4:15 pm Autonomic Dysfunction – Exertion Intolerance: Exam & treatment
4:15 – 5:30 pm
Vestibular & Ocular: Exam & treatment
Day 2
8:00 – 10:00 am    Vestibular & Ocular: Exam & treatment (cont.)
10:00 – 10:15 amBreak
10:15 – 11:15 am  Vestibular & Ocular: Exam & treatment (cont.)
11:15 – 12:00 pm   Autonomic Dysfunction: Sleep & HRV
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch on your own
1:00 – 3:00 pm Cervical: Exam & treatment
3:00 – 3:15 pm    Break
3:15 – 4:30 pm  Prevention & Neuro Degenerative Disease
4:30 – 5:00 pmMulti-disciplinary team, when & who to refer
5:00 – 5:30 pm Closing & Questions


Registration Details

Target Audience:Physical Therapists, PTAs, ATC/LAT

Upcoming Dates for this Course


DateLocationHost Registration 
June 22-23, 2024Fox Point, WIFreedom Physical Therapy Services


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