Sport Related Concussion and Physical Therapy Management

1 AMA PRA Category 1/ 1 BOC – EBP
Section CEUs: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credits/1 BOC--EBP

Presenter Bio: Michael Milligan, MD, CAQSM, Casey Vogler, PT, DPT

Disclosure: Neither the speakers or planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Materials: Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.

Concussion incidents in athletes are high within the youth and professional sports. Forefront research and education is being done to help prevent and help with treatment of concussions on all levels. Concussions need to be identified early or managed properly or it can lead to further complications such as more injuries, including musculoskeletal injuries and further concussions. It is important to make sure the athletes care is managed from the incident until return to play. Understanding the signs and symptoms that can occur during a concussion will help manage the recovery and therapy needed before going back to full activity. As before, rest was the number one recommendation once someone sustained a concussion, however, as more research is being done; there are different types of therapy that can help with the recovery of concussions.


This course describes concussions and the functional disturbance that is occurring. It will discuss the signs and symptoms to recognize and then how to evaluate the concussion. The protocols and different types of tools to help return the athletes back to play safely. This course will help you understand the different type of therapy methods that are used to help with the recovery process. It will provide an overview of a general physical therapy treatment for vestibular/ocular concussion injuries.


Explain the pathophysiology and epidemiology of concussion.
Recognize and evaluate the assessments and treatments associated with concussion.
Identify current practices for returning an athlete to the classroom and to athletic activity.
Identify concussion symptoms that are appropriate for physical therapy management.
Discuss an overview of a general physical therapy vestibular/ocular concussion treatment

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Florida Medical Association. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1 hour(s) in AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (BOC AP# P10024) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 of EBP hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.