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Course Information

The course will demonstrate real cases and how they were handled with commentary and lectures from internationally recognized experts in the field, emphasizing the active approach to concussion care using a variety of rehabilitation techniques. The audience will learn how to identify and apply emerging techniques into their clinical practice for concussion care.

In addition to our continuing education course, California Concussion Institute is hosting a free community based educational effort targeting an audience of student­athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators to promote best practices and current beliefs of concussion incidence, recognition and treatments. This free event will be held at Menlo School on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 5-7 PM.This event will not be eligible for continuing education credits.

Keynote Speakers:

 Michael “Micky” Collins, Ph.D.

Michael “Micky” Collins, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned expert in sports-related concussion. A leading clinician and researcher, Dr. Collins serves as director and a founding member of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Established in 2000, it was the first program of its kind…MORE

Javier Cardenas, M.D.

Dr. Cárdenas is the director of the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center; an interdisciplinary clinic that is nationally recognized for comprehensive patient care. Since 2009, the Center has treated thousands of individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury due to sports, accidents, and domestic violence. He is also the director…MORE

Featured Guest:

Brandon Belt, Professional Baseball Player, San Francisco Giants

Confirmed Speakers:

Anthony Saglimbeni, MD

Anthony J. Saglimbeni, MD is a native of San Jose and board certified in internal medicine and sports medicine, with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Saglimbeni earned…

Erin Isanhart, PT, DPT, NCS

Erin Isanhart PT, DPT, NCS is a vestibular and neurologic physical therapist who was involved in the establishment of the Stanford Concussion Clinic in 2014. During her time at Stanford Health Care, Erin has collaborated with the physical therapy team at Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford University Athletics to…MORE

Chris Chung, MD

Dr. Chung received his medical degree from St. Louis University, in St. Louis, Missouri, and continued his education by returning to UCLA for his family medicine residency. Following completion of that program…

Liane Rice, O.D., FCOVD

Dr. Rice expressed an early interest in vision development when choosing her thesis topic of infant vision evaluation while seeking her doctorate at Pacific University. She recognizes that early treatment for lazy eye (amblyopia) gives the best outcome. Because of her interest in brain function…MORE

Ryan Donahue, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Donahue is a licensed physical therapist through the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist (SCS) via the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association…MORE

Target Audience:

Certified athletic trainers, physicians, physical therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the different mechanisms of injury that can lead to concussions

  2. Properly determine ability to return to play by identifying the immediate signs and symptoms of a concussion on the field

  3. Identify the clinical characteristics that accurately determine each concussion subtype

  4. Formulate appropriate treatments based on concussion profile, including vestibular, ocular and exertion therapy, to improve patient outcomes


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According to the education levels described by the PDC, the following continuing education course is considered to be Advanced level.