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EBP-1: Introduction to

Concussion Clinical
Trajectories

Instructors

Micky Collins, PhD (Co-founder and member of the board at ImPACT Applications, Inc.)
Anne Mucha, PT, DPT, MS, NCS (no relevant financial relationships to disclose)
Erin Reynolds, PsyD (no relevant financial relationships to disclose)

Course
Description

This course discusses how to use the clinical interview, VestibularOcular Motor Screening (VOMS), and ImPACT profiles to determine
clinical trajectories and treatment pathways for an individual patient
post-injury. Attendees will analyze advanced cases and will learn to
use the Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening Examination as part of the
clinical interview.
Part One: Introduction to Clinical Trajectories
Part Two: The Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening Examination
Part Three: Advanced Case Reviews

Time

177:12

Educational Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

None

Format

Pre-recorded Lecture

Target Audience

Sports Medicine Physicians, Primary Care Physicians, Nurse


Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Clinical Psychologists,
Neuropsychologists, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists,
Occupational Therapists, Athletic Trainers

EBP-1: Introduction to Concussion Clinical Trajectories

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

Identify the role of the clinical interview, vestibular-ocular


motor screening, and computerized neurocognitive testing in
the assessment of sports-related mTBI

Conceptualize mTBI as a heterogeneous entity

Use the VOMS as a tool to identify clinical trajectories

See how clinical management, treatment, and rehabilitation


decisions are dictated by the clinical trajectories and put this
into practice

Refer to clinical case data specific trajectories in their


treatment of concussions.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to participate in an ImPACT Training Workshop


that you have paid for you may request: (i) a refund, but only if you
provide lmPACT with at least three (3) calendar days notice in
advance of the workshop; (ii) reschedule to participate in another
workshop of equal or lesser value; or (iii) substitute someone to
participate in the workshop in your place. If you provide notice to
ImPACT fewer than three (3) calendar days in advance of the
workshop, you may reschedule to participate in another event of
equal or lesser value or substitute someone in your place, but you
cannot receive a refund. All cancellations and refund requests
must be submitted by the purchaser to lmPACT Applications, Inc.
and emailed to training@impacttest.com.

Completion Policy

Learners must view the course in its entirety to be issued a


statement of credit.

Assessing
Achievement of
Objectives

Learning objectives are assessed within the post-course evaluation


that is emailed to participants following completion of a course.

Accessibility
Statement

Participants who have special needs are encouraged to contact


program organizers so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate
these needs can be made.

Other Disclaimers

The purpose of this course is not to promote goods or services.


There are no outside sponsors for this course.

EBP-1: Introduction to Concussion Clinical Trajectories

Continuing Education Credits


Athletic Trainers

ImPACT Applications, Inc. is recognized by the Board of


Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic
Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum 3 hours
of EBP Category continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers
are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent
participating in the continuing education activity.

Physical Therapists

ImPACT Applications, Inc. is approved by the following entities to


offer continuing education for this course:
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) via
Procert (3 CCUs)
Florida Physical Therapy Association (3 hours)
Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy (3 hours)
New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
(3 credits)
New Mexico Physical Therapy Board (.3 CEUs)
Ohio Physical Therapy Board (3 hours)
Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee (3 Cat. B)
Pennsylvania State Physical Therapy Board (1.5 DA, 1.5 Gen)
Texas Physical Therapy Association (3 CCUs)
West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy (3 hours)

Physicians

At this time, ImPACT is not able to offer AMA PRA Category 1


Credits. You will receive a certificate of attendance for each of our
courses with contact hours listed. Review your local, state, and
national Medical Society laws to determine if this training can be
applied towards AMA PRA Category 2 Credits. Click here for more
information on the AMA PRA Credit System.

Other Healthcare
Professions

At this time ImPACT is not able to offer continuing education


credits to occupational therapists, psychologists, registered
nurses, or other healthcare professionals We are in the process
of applying to be able to offer credits to as many disciplines as
possible and hope to have the ability to offer credits at future
training events.

EBP-1: Introduction to Concussion Clinical Trajectories

Michael W. Collins, PhD


Michael (Micky) Collins, Ph.D., is a nationally renowned expert in
sports-related concussion. A leading clinician and researcher, Dr. Collins is
the director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.
Established in 2000, it is the first and largest research and clinical program
that is focused on the diagnosis, evaluation and management of sportsrelated mild traumatic brain injury in athletes of all levels. Dr. Collins
expertise attracts many elite and professional athletes from around the
World to seek his comprehensive clinical care. On a yearly basis,
Dr. Collins treats thousands of high school, college and professional athletes with concerns
regarding safe return to play following concussion and treatment/rehabilitation of the injury.
In addition to his extensive clinical experience, Dr. Collins has been a lead author on several major
groundbreaking studies of high school and college athletes published in JAMA, Neurosurgery,
American Journal of Sports Medicine, and Pediatrics, and he has written more than 60 peerreviewed research articles for other prestigious medical journals. He is Associate Editor of the
Journal Sports Neurology and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Athletic Training and
Brain Injury Professional. He is a frequently invited presenter at international and national scientific
meetings on brain injury in sports.
Dr. Collins has been instrumental in the development of numerous concussion management
programs at the youth, collegiate and professional sports level nationwide. Dr. Collins is a cofounder of ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), the first and
most widely used computerized sports-concussion evaluation system that has become a standard
of care in nearly all organized sports at all levels. He has become a national leader in teaching and
implementing the proper use of ImPACT as a clinical tool to help determine injury severity and
recovery for safe return to play for athletes at all levels of sport participation. Dr. Collins was the colead author of the Centers for Disease Controls Concussion Tool Kit for Physicians, which has
been disseminated nationwide to several physician subspecialties as an education standard
regarding concussion management. Dr. Collins is a consultant to the Pittsburgh Steelers Football
club and is an advisor to numerous athletic organizations, both nationally and Internationally. He
has consulted with numerous organizations, including Major League Baseball, USA Rugby, US
Lacrosse, the New Zealand Rugby Football Union, Cirque De Soleil, the National Federation of High
Schools, as well as being an advisor to numerous high level collegiate sport programs across the
Big Ten, SEC, PAC 10, Big East, and ACC conferences.
Dr. Collins professional memberships include the International Neuropsychological Association,
National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the North American Brain Injury Society. A graduate of
the University of Southern Maine with a bachelors degree in psychology and biology, Dr. Collins
earned a masters degree in psychology and doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Michigan
State University. The North American Brain Injury Society recognized Dr. Collins with the 2005
Innovations in Treatment Award, given annually to an individual for developing and implementing
innovative and efficacious treatment for persons with brain injuries. An athlete himself, Dr. Collins
played for the University of Southern Maine in the 1989 NCAA Baseball College World Series.

EBP-1: Introduction to Concussion Clinical Trajectories

Anne Mucha, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

Anne Mucha is the Coordinator of Concussion Vestibular Programming for the


Centers of Rehab Services and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports
Concussion Program.
She received her Bachelors and Advanced Masters degrees in Physical Therapy from
the University of Pittsburgh; and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple
University. She is a board certified clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
with advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation.
She is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at the
University of Pittsburgh and has over 20 years of clinical experience in treating
individuals with neurologic conditions. Anne is actively involved in ongoing research
projects with the Sports Concussion Program within UPMC and served as an at-large
expert member of the consultant workgroup on Concussion for the American Physical
Therapy Association. She was recently appointed a member of the CDC panel of
experts to develop clinical guidelines for diagnosis and management of mild
traumatic brain injury among children and adolescents.

EBP-1: Introduction to Concussion Clinical Trajectories

Erin Reynolds, PsyD

Dr. Reynolds serves as Fellowship Director for the UPMC Sports Concussion Program
and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Prior to joining the UPMC Sports Concussion Program in July 2012, she completed her
Bachelors degree in psychology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and
earned her Masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Reynolds also completed an
APA-accredited internship in neuropsychology, as well as a two-year, APA-accredited
postdoctoral residency in neuropsychology at the Bedford Veterans Administration
Medical Center (Bedford VAMC) in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Currently, Dr. Reynolds treats youth, high school, collegiate, and professional level
athletes and is involved in ongoing research projects within the UPMC Sports
Concussion Program. Dr. Reynolds is a frequent invited lecturer on the topic of sportrelated concussion at local, as well as national meetings.