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Concussions and Other Brain Injuries
Digital Seminar
$219.99 USD
$109.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Digital Seminar
Details:
Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
ROBERT CONSTANTINE, OTR/L
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
10/22/2020
CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
Product Code:
POS064115
Objectives
  1. Identify the visual consequences of concussion.
  2. Investigate the anatomy and physiology that causes dysfunction in the visual system following concussion.
  3. Appraise the dynamic focusing process of near vision focusing.
  4. Assess eye movements and near vision system using the same techniques the doctors use.
  5. Apply evidence-based techniques to improve visual dysfunction after concussion.
  6. Design simple tools and technology devices use in concussion rehabilitation.
Outline
Pathology & Pathways of the Brain
  • Anatomy from cornea to cortex
  • Cranial nerves
  • ”What” vs “Where” pathways
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Mild TBI
  • Female concussion
  • Associated visual problems
Assessment Strategies to Quickly Identify Visual Problems
  • Two questions for objective measurement of concussion syndrome
  • Ocular Motor assessment
  • Assessing Near Vision Focusing
  • Standardized Symptom Assessments
Integrate Systems for Faster Recovery
  • Ocular motor, balance and proprioceptive
  • Accommodative disorders
  • Convergence problems
  • Saccade inaccuracies
Questions Answered: Tackle the Most Common Concerns
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred and double vision
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Light sensitivity
  • Tolerance of computer screens
Simple Tricks and Tools that Improve Symptoms
  • What you need to know about glasses
  • DIY tools
  • Prism
  • Lenses
  • Brock string
  • Magic Scotch Tape
Quick Tips for Documentation Success
  • Saccades, Tracking/Pursuits and convergence
  • Cheat sheet for ocular motor skills and common eye pathologies
  • When to refer on? ODD vs. MD vs VT
  • Referral guide for vision complaints
Author

ROBERT CONSTANTINE, OTR/L

Robert Constantine, OTR/L, is an expert in visual and neurological rehabilitation with over 20 years of experience guiding patients to recovery from visual disorders that result from brain injury, stroke, and developmental delays. He is a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, a unique interdisciplinary organization that brings together the tools of optometry, occupational and physical therapy to improve outcomes for patients with neurological diagnoses.

Mr. Constantine is the only occupational therapist to be a member of the High Performance Vision Associates, an elite group of sports vision optometrists. As such, he has participated in sports vision screenings at IMG Academy, Hendricks Motorsports, and on the LPGA tour. He also developed and marketed drag-racing specific glasses that have been successful in NHRA Sportsman drag racing, in addition to his work with elite NHRA racers, golfers, and sporting clays champions. For more information about Mr. Constantine, visit his blog, VisionRehabOT.com, where he shares information and updates about vision therapy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robert Constantine has an employment relationship with Pearl Nelson Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Robert Constantine has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
Audience
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physician Assistants