Rapid Fire: Concussion: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Credit, 1 Hour, FV)

Recorded On: 11/11/2016

The course will provide an overview of a comprehensive-care approach to the adolescent patient with chronic post-concussive symptoms. This paradigm shift started with a multidisciplinary brain injury clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital established in July 2014 where patients with persistent symptoms after a concussion are seen. Each patient is examined by Sports Medicine/Neurology, Physical Therapy, Otolaryngology, Optometry, Ophthalmology, and Psychology on the same day, and a retrospective review of these individuals and their symptoms has shown relations among the visual symptoms and dysfunction across multiple physiologic systems. The data and a comprehensive view are presented herein. 57039-FV

Aparna Raghuram, OD, PhD, FAAO

Ankoor Shah, MD, PhD

Jacob Brodsky, MD

David Howell, PhD, ATC

David Howell is a researcher at The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention and Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Primarily, his research investigates how gait and balance control are affected by concussion, and how objective and instrumented assessments of function can augment clinical evaluations and assist with return-to-play decisions.