This 1-hour lecture offers a holistic introduction to concussion. It covers what a concussion is, how these patients present, what their physical presentation is, and the impairments related to ongoing symptoms. Then touches on the physiotherapist’s role in assessment and treatment. Time is also spent on the holistic management of this complex presentation as that is key to their rehabilitation.
Katie Davies, APAM is the practice principal at Neurological Rehabilitation Group (NRG), which is the longest running private neurological physiotherapy practice in Melbourne. NRG is a team of over 30 physiotherapists and exercise physiologists. They manage people in the community with neurological and vestibular conditions, including those who have sustained concussion from children through to elite athletes. She has strong links with experts in concussion management both in Australia and overseas in the USA and Canada, which has shaped her current practice. For the last 7 years, Katie has an honorary appointment at the MCRI as an associate investigator in the multidisciplinary team researching the management of persisting concussion symptoms in children. She also collaborates with the Turner Institute at Monash University where she is an associate investigator on the iRecover study investigating concussion recovery in adults. She regularly presents to a variety of health professionals on concussion assessment, treatment and recovery.
Neurology National Group
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