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Digital Seminar

Concussions and Other Brain Injuries: Addressing Ongoing Visual Consequences


Faculty:
Robert Constantine
Duration:
5 Hours 56 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 22, 2020
Product Code:
POS064115
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

When a patient has suffered an injury to the brain, treating the problems that arise is challenging. From dizziness and blurred vision to recurring headaches, your patients are suffering.

You’ve done all the tried and true methods for addressing the vestibular aspects, but your patient is still experiencing issues daily. How often have you felt like you’re missing a piece of the puzzle? Your techniques may be falling short because they only address the vestibular aspects of the concussion – when in fact, the visual system is playing a significant role.

Robert Constantine, OTR/L, will bring 20+ years of clinical experience to the table to help you quickly identify and treat many of the issues that commonly follow mild brain injury:

  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Balance problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Double Vision

Though there is widespread media attention for the importance of understanding and treating concussions yet there is a lack of the specialized doctors in many parts of the country. When you purchase, you will leave with insight as to how you can become the go to resource for patients suffering from concussions or mild TBI. From a simple vision trick that can improve your patient’s balance and motion sensitivity in minutes to several DIY tools – this seminar will pave the way to recovery for your patients.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.0 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

 


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study activity consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.2 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 10/22/2020. It was last reviewed on 09/07/2020 and is valid until 09/07/2023. 

 

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Robert Constantine Related seminars and products: 5


Robert Constantine, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with nearly 20 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. Mr. Constantine’s passion leads him to intensive studying of the visual system and continuous searches for new ways to improve patient outcomes.

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. In addition, he is 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 Disclosure:

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. 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physician Assistants

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