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Managing Patients with Concussions and Their Related Findings
September 23 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm$175
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. In other words, a concussion can come from something other than helmets hitting helmets.
What are the leading causes of TBI?*
- Being struck by or against an object
- Car accidents
What can be done?
Examples of a few treatments that have proved to lead to shorter times to symptom recovery or that have therapeutic potential are:
- Cognitive rest
- Nutritional Intervention such as high protein and calorie intake especially after the trauma
- Curcumin, vitamin D, creatine, essential fatty acids such as Krill Oil
What can you do?
Current tests can’t reliably identify concussions, and there is no way to predict who will recover quickly, who will suffer long-term symptoms, and which few individuals will develop progressive brain degeneration, called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
One thing is certain; chiropractors in general have had at least one patient in their practice right now with concussion. While we as chiropractors do not treat the concussion itself, we can equip ourselves to be able to identify it in our patients and refer them to the right health care providers and be an effective team member in treating the injuries surrounding the concussion. When a patient sees a high level of commitment from you to their well-being, it creates a loyalty that leads to trust, referrals and a growing practice.
Let us help make you invaluable to your patients and come learn about concussions with us! On September 23, 2017, at the Aaron’s Building in Phoenix, Dr. David Bleiler DC, DAAPM will be teaching a 12-hour CE course on Managing Patients with Concussion and Their Related Findings. This course is promised to deliver many gems of knowledge found in the latest research and studies on concussion. It is a seminar you will not want to miss, especially for chiropractors focused on personal or sport injury.