CDP Presents: MTBI in Adults - Pathophysiology, Clinical Recovery, and Intervention with ‘Complex’ Cases - Online via Adobe Connect, 21 March 2018
CDP Presents: MTBI in Adults - Pathophysiology, Clinical Recovery, and Intervention with ‘Complex’ Cases - Online via Adobe Connect
Originally presented 21 March 2018
This 90-minute (75-minutes didactics, 15-minutes Q&A) webinar will be led by Dr. William Garmoe, ABPP-CN, Assistant Director of Psychology, DC Operations, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), also referred to as Concussion, is commonly seen in civilian (sports, and non-sports related) and military populations. Fortunately, most individuals who sustain MTBI recover well, but many factors can contribute to prolonged symptoms and complicated recovery. This seminar will first review definitions of MTBI, explain the pathophysiology of changes that happen in the brain, and discuss the most typical pattern of good recovery. Common-sense, clinically effective strategies to help individuals recover well from MTBI will be reviewed. In this seminar the term ‘Complex’ MTBI is used to describe cases in which an individual is at risk for prolonged symptoms. Factors that contribute to Complex cases will be reviewed along with strategies clinicians can use to improve outcomes.
- Characterize current clinical and research knowledge about the pathophysiology of mild traumatic brain injury.
- Consider clinically effective strategies to help recovery from acute mTBI, including common myths that are not well-supported.
- Discriminate factors that contribute to 'Complex' concussion cases, including strategies for assessment and intervention to improve outcomes.