This course is designed for therapists looking to expand their knowledge and clinical skills in the assessment and intervention of older adults with mild traumatic brain injury. Often these patients have overwhelming symptoms and comorbidities that make them challenging to manage. This course will review the evidence and present a working framework for successful management and improved outcomes in this population. The content of this course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 hour of general and 1 hour of Direct Access CE credit.
Course created on November 16, 2017
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0 Category A; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NJ/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to identify five components of subjective and objective exam for the older adult with concussion.
- The participant will be able to identify three elements unique to the intervention and management of the older adult with concussion
- The participant will be able to describe two factors relative to prognosis of the older adult with concussion.
- The participant will be able to describe three areas of gaps in the literature on mTBI in the older adult.
|0-10 Minutes||Review of learner outcomes, overview of mTBI in the older adult|
|10-40 Minutes||Multisystem approach: Subjective exam included general systems screening|
|40-70 Minutes||Multisystem approach: Objective exam including upper and lower quarter of the musculoskeletal systems and vestibular.|
|70-95 Minutes||Interventions specific to the older adult with mTBI|
|95-110 Minutes||Case study and prognosis|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Debbie Struiksma, PT, NCS
Debbie Struiksma PT, NCS is a program director and physical therapist for Complete Balance Solutions Institute for Rehab, an outpatient clinic in Orange County, California. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 1997 and has been certified by the ABPTS as a neurologic clinical specialist since 2005. She completed the Emory vestibular competency course in 2001 and the cervicogenic course in 2013. She began her career in the inpatient rehab setting and transitioned in 2000 to the outpatient setting as the clinical supervisor for the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Balance and Vestibular Clinic. She has remained primarily in the outpatient setting over the span of her career with emphasis on treatment of vestibular issues as they relate to various neurologic diagnosis including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, concussion, and ataxia.
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