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Emerging Frontiers in Concussion - Session 7: Targeted Evaluation and Active Treatment and Rehabilitation Approaches for Concussion – Part 1

Doctors Kelley Anderson and Anne Mucha discuss various topics related to targeted evaluation and active treatment and rehabilitation approaches for concussion.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and use conservative behavioral strategies for concussion management.
  • Identify and understand presentation of post traumatic headaches.
  • Describe the vestibular system and its relationship to recovery following mTBI
  • Describe common vestibular system abnormalities following mTBI
  • Identify methods for screening for vestibular and ocular motor dysfunction following mTBI

Reading Resources:

  1. Collins MW, Kontos AP, Reynolds E, Murawski, CD, Fu FH. A comprehensive, targeted approach to the clinical care of athletes following concussion. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Feb. 2014; 22(2):235-46. Epub ahead of print.
  2. Camiolo Reddy C, Collins MW, Lovell M, Kontos AP. Efficacy of Amantadine treatment on symptoms and neurocognitive performance among adolescents following sports-related concussion. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, July-Aug. 2013; 28(4), 260-65.
  3. Sabini RC, Reddy CC. Concussion management and treatment considerations in the adolescent population.
  4. The Physician and Sports Medicine 2010 Apr;38(1):139-46.
  5. Marmura MJ1, Silberstein SD, Schwedt TJ. The acute treatment of migraine in adults: the american headache society evidence assessment of migraine pharmacotherapies. Headache. 2015 Jan;55(1):3-20. doi: 10.1111/head.12499.
  6. Garza, Ivan, MD. Todd Schwedt, MD, MSCI. Chronic migraine. Uptodate.com
  7. Mucha A, Collins MW, Elbin RJ, et al. A Brief Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) Assessment to Evaluate Concussions: Preliminary Findings. Am J Sports Med. 2014.
  8. Broglio SP, Collins MW, Williams RM, Mucha A, Kontos AP. Current and emerging rehabilitation for concussion: a review of the evidence. Clin Sports Med. 2015;34(2):213-231.
  9. Lau BC, Kontos AP, Collins MW, Mucha A, Lovell MR. Which On-field Signs/Symptoms Predict Protracted Recovery From Sport-Related Concussion Among High School Football Players? Am J Sports Med. 2011.


Dr. Anderson has reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services/

Dr. Mucha has financial interests with the following proprietary entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • CE Speakers’ Bureau: ImPact Applications, Medbridge, APTA

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 1/10/2017 | Last Modified On: 1/10/2017 | Expires: 11/16/2018




Kelley Anderson, DO

Kelley Anderson, DO Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist
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Anne Mucha, DPT

Anne Mucha, DPT Clinical Director, Vestibular Therapy
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