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  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L
Peer Reviewer(s): Jessica Harney, DPT
Item#: I6405
Contents: 1 Course Book (84 pages)
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Concussion Management: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach

Price $24.95
Item # I6405
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: October 29, 2018

Expiration Date: October 29, 2021

Concussion most commonly occurs during sports-related activities. The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide an overview of concussion with areas to assess and treat for the occupational therapy practitioner. Current evidence-based references are highlighted along with topics widely accepted in practice. This course is for practitioners who have a basic knowledge of brain injury and want to advance their skills in the assessment and treatment of concussion.


AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Client Factors; OT Process: Intervention & Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends

0.2 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the history, epidemiology, and diagnostic tests related to concussion.
  • Explain the pathophysiology, potential long-term consequences, and common signs and symptoms of concussion.
  • Describe the role of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Explain key components of the occupational therapy examination, including the appropriate tests and measures and how the findings impact prognosis.
  • Utilize appropriate client-centered interventions to address the key concussion symptoms and activity limitations.
  • Identify concussion prevention strategies and initiatives.

Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L, Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer, has been an occupational thera­pist for 21 years and a certified brain injury specialist trainer for 7 years. She has taught specialized practice courses on brain injury for 6 years. Prior to her academic appointment at the University of Central Arkansas as an assistant professor of Occupational Therapy, she practiced as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings, with a focus mainly in neurorehabilitation. Dr. Rowe was also employed at the Shepherd Center Acquired Brain Injury unit and worked on a neurorehabilitation research team at Emory University from 2003-2008. She has con­ducted research on various aspects of neurorehabilitation including numerous presentations and publications.

Jessica Harney, DPT, is the Entry-Level Program Director and Senior Lecturer for the Department of Occupational Therapy at Tufts. Dr. Harney received a bachelor of science degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and earned a Doctor in Physical Therapy degree from the MGH-Institute of Health Professions. She is a National Board Certified Occupational and Physical Therapist. Dr. Harney has experience in evaluating and treating patients in a variety of settings, including acute inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a strong interest in orthopedics and sports medicine for young athletes. Dr. Harney also has a vast amount of experience in hospital administration, having managed and directed a rehabilitation department. Carrying forth her passion for community outreach, Dr. Harney has experience in developing and implementing health promotion programs for children, young athletes, and adults. Her programs have focused on exercise and nutrition for children, strength and conditioning for young athletes, concussion education, and exercise programs to reduce low back pain in the adult population. Dr. Harney is an International Alpine Skiing Medical Classifier for the International Paralympic Committee, a member of the National Medical Team for Disabled Sports USA, and President of New England Disabled Sports.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.