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Digital Seminar

Unravel Visual Consequences in Concussions and Other Brain Injuries


Speaker:
Robert Constantine, OTR/L
Duration:
Approx. 6 Hours
Copyright:
Mar 15, 2024
Product Code:
POS065432
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar


Description

Brain injuries present a myriad of challenges for both patients and therapists. Symptoms range from debilitating dizziness and blurred vision to persistent headaches. Despite your best efforts and adherence to time-tested methods targeting the vestibular aspects, many patients continue to grapple with daily challenges. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Feeling like a vital piece of the treatment puzzle is just out of reach?

It’s time to consider a groundbreaking perspective: the profound role of the visual system in post-concussion symptoms.

Dive deep into the often-overlooked influence of the visual system in concussion management. With Robert Constantine, OTR/L, leverage over two decades of clinical expertise to swiftly pinpoint and remedy common post-injury complications:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Issues with balance
  • Blurred and double vision

The importance of comprehensive concussion management has gained massive media attention. Yet, many regions face a stark shortage of specialists. This training isn’t just about gaining knowledge—it’s about positioning you as the beacon of hope for those battling the after-effects of concussions and mild TBIs.

Empower yourself with groundbreaking strategies—from a revolutionary vision trick that offers instant relief to a range of DIY tools. Let this training be the catalyst that transforms your approach for a symptom-free horizon for your patients.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Mitch Hauschildt receives a speaking honorarium from RockTape USA, Trigger Point, and TRX. He is a content contributor for Titan Nutrition. All relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company have been mitigated.
 
Dr. Danny Porcelli is an independent contractor presenter with RockTape USA. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
 
All other members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the remaining committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.



Speaker

Robert Constantine, OTR/L's Profile

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Robert Constantine, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience in the fields of visual and neurological rehabilitation. Mr. Constantine is employed by the Pearl Nelson Child Development Center, where he focuses on the treatment of eye movement disorders in neurotypical and special needs children as well as adult stroke, TBI and concussion survivors. Mr. Constantine’s passion leads him to intensive studying of the visual system and continuous searches for new, evidence-based interventions to improve patient outcomes.

Robert has had training from 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. He was previously the only occupational therapist to be a member of the High Performance Vision Associates, an elite group of sports vision optometrists. As Such, Mr. Constantine has participated in sports vision screenings at IMG Academy, Hendricks Motorsports, and on the LPGA tour. He has also developed and marketed drag-racing specific glasses that have been successful in NHRA Sportsman drag racing, as well as having worked with elite NHRA racers, golfers, and sporting clays champions.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Robert Constantine has employment relationships with CIAO Seminars and Pearl Nelson Child Development Center. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Robert Constantine has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Objectives

  1. Identify the anatomical structures impacted in a concussion and potential impacts on daily activities.
  2. Analyze the essential role of interdisciplinary collaboration in rehabilitating functional outcomes post-concussion.
  3. Determine the prevalence and functional implications of visual disturbances following a concussion.
  4. Choose assessment techniques specific to ocular motor focusing challenges, near-vision focusing challenges, and their functional impact.
  5. Choose interventions to address pathological eye movements and enhance patients’ functional vision in daily tasks.
  6. Evaluate evidence-based treatment strategies for use in improving ocular motor skills and their impact on everyday functionality.

Outline

Pathology & Pathways of the Brain

  • Anatomy from cornea to cortex
  • ”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
  • Central and peripheral visual pathways
  • Convergence problems
  • Saccade inaccuracies

Address Common Symptoms and 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
  • Tips for connecting with other concussion professionals in your community

Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Athletic Trainers

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