CCSP I: Spine, Concussion, and Team Physician Concepts (Moreau/Drake, Mar 14-15, 2020)
This course will provide Doctors of Chiropractic with current information concerning the skills and knowledge required for a Doctor of chiropractic to serve athletes and athletic teams as well as in depth study of the evaluation and management of concussion and spinal injury in the athletic population. Congenital conditions discussed include scoliosis, Scheuermann’s, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, Marfan Syndrome, discopathy and stenosis.The presentation will include case studies based on current literature sources. CCSP program enrollment not required.
12.5 CE hours, including 7 hours Category A Exam and 5.5 hours Category B
1. Identify what constitutes a concussion.
2. Learn the domains of neuronal dysfunction related to concussion.
3. Learn the etiology of how concussions occur.
4. Understand the distinctions and special management requirements of concussion management in the adolescent population.
5. Learn about tools used to assess and track concussed athletes.
6. Learn the current best practices of managing and determining return to play decisions.
7. Identify an algorithmic approach for urgent assessment and management of concussed individuals.
8. Determine which clinical presentations indicate a prompt or urgent referral to an emergency department.
9. Develop the skills to implement a graded return-to-play protocol for concussed individuals.
10. Understand the standard of care for the management of Concussion.
11. Recognize the challenges and opportunities of working in the sporting environment.
12. Understand the sport specific nuances of spinal issues in sport.
1. Concepts of working with athlete and in a sporting environment. Applications of basic science to sports medicine. The differences between an office based practice and working in the field. Opportunities for chiropractors to engage in the sporting world.
2. Traumatic sports related brain injury; clinical presentations, patient management and emergency procedures. The epidemiology of serious spinal trauma in athletics.
3. Mild traumatic sports related brain injury; concussion defined, incidence, epidemiology, and discussion of sports related concussion injury including key concussion position statements.
4. The evaluation and management of sports related concussion using standardized concussion assessment tools including pediatric and adolescent patient populations. Evaluation and applications of Maddock’s score, anterograde and retro grade amnesia, and neuropsychological tests. Moreau page 2 of 3
5. Additional concussion management strategies including multiple disciplinary management and integrated approaches, return to play decisions and post concussive syndrome. The role of the cervical spine in concussion management. Vestibular apparatus dysfunction in concussed individuals.
6. The epidemiology of spinal neurotrauma in the athletic population and the doctor of chiropractic’s role in preventing and managing spinal neurotrauma. On the field decision making strategy and early emergency management skills.
7. Radiographic findings and assessment techniques associated with spinal injury in sport. Using the triangulation method whereby the radiological, soft tissue and mechanism of injury can be used to predict injury to the spinal column. Nuances of the neurological examination to identify upper motor neuron pathology secondary to sports related trauma.
8. Neurologic injury in sports; the evaluation and management; neurological injury including brachial plexus injury, central canal stenosis, spinal instability and cervical cord neuropraxia. Best care pathways leading to the differential diagnosis of central and peripheral neuropathies in sport. Discussion regarding neuropraxia, neurotemesis, and axonotemesis.
9. Case evaluation and management. Multiple case workshops with the doctors with cases that involve discopathy in sports. Case studies include annular tear, discopathy, extruded disc, spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis, Scheuermann’s Disease.
10. Case management skills, including return to play decision best practices for spinal injury and spinal malformations. Discussion of best practices regarding patients with scoliosis who wish to participate in sporting activity.
11. Case studies focusing on the synthesis of injury recognition and appropriate management of the athlete including the development of return to play criteria’s. Identification of the standards of care regarding return to play decisions for individuals of all ages who have sustained spinal injury. In depth discussion to identify the key findings associated with spinal instability and spinal conditions which may lead to serious or significant neurological compromise.
12. Case studies focusing on the synthesis of course materials to develop care plans and management techniques for head and spine injuries in sport. Case presentations that assist the learner to use higher level thinking to synthesize course presentations to arrive at correct management decision making regarding the injured athlete’s management and return to play decision making.
13. (30 minutes) Case studies focusing on the synthesis of course materials to develop care plans and on the field management strategies and care algorithms. Specific topics include best care practices focused on decision making pathways for the management techniques for head injury in sport. The differential diagnosis of concussion vs. other brain injuries are addressed.
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See below for a list of credits available for this seminar. If your state is not listed, contact the Life West CE office to discuss pursuing Board approval.
Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
NOTE to DCs licensed in: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MT, NE, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC. These states generally accept programs sponsored by a college that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). These states and provincial boards do not require an application from CCE colleges. While it is higly likely that credits will be accepted, Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.
Available Credit Hours
- 12.50 AK Chiropractic BoardAlaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 7.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/BillingCalifornia Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
- 5.50 CA Chiro Board, Category BCA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
- 12.50 CO Chiropractic BoardColorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 CT Chiropractic BoardConnecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
- 12.50 DE Chiropractic BoardDelaware Board of Chiropractic
- 12.50 DC Chiropractic BoardDistrict of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
- 12.50 ID Chiropractic BoardIdaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
- 10.00 IL Chiropractic BoardIllinois Medical Licensing Board
- 10.00 IN Chiropractic BoardIndiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 IA Chiropractic BoardIowa Board of Chiropractic
- 12.50 KY Chiropractic BoardKentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 MD Chiropractic BoardMaryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 MA Chiropractic BoardMassachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
- 12.50 MI Chiropractic BoardMichigan Board of Chiropractic
- 10.00 MS Chiropractic BoardMississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 MT Chiropractic BoardMontana Board of Chiropractors
- 12.50 NE Chiropractic BoardNebraska Board of Chiropractic
- 12.50 ND Chiropractic BoardNorth Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 OH Chiropractic BoardOhio Chiropractic Board
- 12.50 OR Chiropractic BoardOregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 RI Chiropractic BoardRhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
- 10.00 SC Chiropractic BoardSouth Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 UT Chiropractic BoardUtah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
- 12.50 VT Chiropractic BoardVermont Board of Chiropractic
- 12.50 VA Board of MedicineVirginia Board of Medicine
- 12.50 WA Chiropractic CommWashington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
- 12.50 WY Chiropractic BoardWyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 BC Chiropractic CollegeBritish Columbia College of Chiropractors
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