Seven step manual therapy approach to healing concussion for: Athletic therapists; Massage therapist; Manual therapist; Physiotherapists; and chiropractors. Sign up for this intensive course that offers practical and straightforward approaches to treating head injuries.
- Structural mobilization of the cranium and cervical spine
- Fascial distortion-postural analysis
- Stages of healing after head injury and how to treat the brain
– Reduce inflammation in the brain
– Take the body out of fight or flight
– Restore balance and improve performance
– Elevate your practitioner skills
– Eliminate symptoms of concussion
– Emerge as the expert
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Calgary Concussion Protocol Level 1 – May 8, 9, 10, 2020
Concussion protocol level 1 training. Dates: May 8th-10th, 2020. Location to be announced. Early bird pricing $695 CDN.
Management of concussion may not be the treatment of concussion – Management generally looks at assessment, diagnosing, following a time schedule of return to play or work. Some management programs offer a hands-on approach to release the vestibular system which is for balance issues that may or may not be concussion-related. Treatments ice/heat, stims, IMS joint mobilization, cardio, and education may or may not heal the brain, these types of treatments are mostly for soft tissue injury, which can be a part of concussion but does not deal with the inflammation in the brain directly. Simply doing cranial sacral therapy without awareness of circulation and drainage can actually increase symptoms.
Return to play from the 7 Step Concussion perspective:
- Managing concussion takes a team. Getting the right doctors, imaging, treatments, and knowing the hierarchy is crucial to healing the brain. This will be shared in the course.
- Step 1: Return to regular activities. The course discusses how to do this optimally and what corrective exercises need to be done based on fascia lines of tension in the body and cranium.
- Step 2: Light aerobic activity. Fascia mobility movements and step-by-step instructions on how to increase activity will be shared in the course for individuals that have symptoms lasting over 2 months.
- Step 3: Moderate Activity. What that looks like for individuals who have ongoing symptoms and correcting dysfunction in the fascia and lymphatic system.
- Step 4: Heavy activity. Increasing cardio workouts and dry-land training. It cannot occur unless the fascial foundation is restored.
- Step 5: Return to practice and full contact. What to do if symptoms return.
- Step 6: Competition. When symptoms may present after return to play what protocol are best for each specific symptom will be discussed.