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Online: PT09: Sports: Sports-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
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Presenter: Scott C Livingston, PT, PhD, ATC, SCS

Price: $28 Member | $45 Nonmember (price subject to change)
CEU: 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
Course Level: Intermediate
Publication Date: September 2009


Overview | Objectives | Presenters Bios | CEU Information | System Requirements


Concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), is a frequent injury among athletes at all competitive levels with an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related TBIs annually. Sports-related concussion is one of the most challenging and controversial issues facing the sports medicine community today. Physical therapists working with athletes who have sustained a concussion must have an understanding of the pathophysiology, recognition and diagnosis, management, and return-to-play decision guidelines following concussion. This session will provide the sports physical therapist and others involved in the care of athletic injuries with an overview of the pathology, clinical signs and symptoms, and challenges associated with traditional neurological examination of the concussed athlete. Additionally, this session will provide the participant with current guidelines for management and safe return to sport. Current research will be presented in the context of diagnosis and management of sport-related concussion and areas of ongoing and future research will be explored.

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After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Define sport-related concussion (or mild TBI) and discuss its causes, risk factors, and signs and symptoms.
  • Address the challenges in recognition and diagnosis of the athlete with concussion and explain the various approaches for examination and assessment.
  • Implement a systematic strategy for examining the athlete with a suspected concussion on the field and in a clinical environment.
  • Discuss various approaches to management of concussion, including the use of current evidence-based practice guidelines for safe return-to-play of the concussed athlete.
  • Integrate current research regarding concussion diagnosis, assessment and management into clinical practice.

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Presenter's Bio

Scott C Livingston, PT, PhD, ATC, SCS, George Washington University, Washington, DC: is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at the George Washington University, Washington, DC. Dr. Livingston received his PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He is Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is a Certified Athletic Trainer from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification.

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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 0.2 Units
  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 14S1976
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 2 Category B Hours
  • Pennsylvania: Approved - 2 GEN
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX

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System Requirements
Online Course: This course consists of a narrated PowerPoint® presentation, interactive knowledge checks, and a posttest.
Computer System Requirements

Recommended Internet Connection:  The PT 2009 Revisited courses are presented using streaming video technology.  We recommend users have at least a high-speed cable or DSL connection.  Dial up modems and/or Satellite Internet connections are not recommended.

Please click one of the demo links below to see if you are able to view the content prior to purchasing this course.

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