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Paediatric Concussion 101

Paediatric Concussion 101

Paediatric Concussion 101

This course includes
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Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2021


This online course explores current best practices, research, and clinical protocols for physiotherapists treating youth with concussion.

Charlotte Anderson will present current literature, and the knowledge translation to clinical practice. She will also discuss current best practice guidelines, outcome measures, assessment tools, and treatment techniques, as well as future research goals and questions being explored that are relevant to the rehabilitation of patients with concussion or post-concussion symptoms.

This paediatric physiotherapy course 'Paediatric Concussion 101' will improve your clinical reasoning, treatment planning, and understanding of how to treat youth with concussion or post-concussion symptoms.


Charlotte Anderson is a graduate of the University of Toronto's MSc PT program. Upon graduation, she opened ALPHA Health Services in Toronto. ALPHA is a multi-disciplinary private practice clinic, with multiple locations in Toronto, and Muskoka. She completed her PhD in 2019 from U of T, and her Post Doctoral Fellowship at McMaster in 2021.

She is a co-founder of 360 Concussion Care in Ottawa, and continues to research physical rehabilitation methods and best practices for concussion management. Charlotte is a concussion researcher, and works clinically with patients of all ages with orthopaedic and/or concussion/post-concussion injuries.

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Paediatric Division of the CPA

The Paediatric Division is a special interest group within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Our membership consists of clinicians from all practice settings, students, educators, researchers, physiotherapy assistants and administrators all of whom have a passion for promoting participation and enhancing the lives of children and their families. We are dedicated to provide resources and information for paediatric patients and their families to promote participation and function independence in all aspects of life.

Paediatric physiotherapists employ clinical expertise in the early detection of health problems, treatment, education and management of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiorespiratory or acquired disorders/diseases. Paediatric physiotherapists work with children of all ages, from infants through young adulthood to promote participation and functional independence. Paediatric physiotherapists have a unique role in that they not only work with the child, but also their families in the context of their daily home, school and recreational environment.

Paediatric physiotherapists use validated outcome measures to assess the level of strength, flexibility, gross-, and fine-motor coordination and overall functional capabilities to determine participation limitations or restrictions as a result of injury, disease or disability.

Through analysis of objective assessment findings, the paediatric physiotherapist uses evidence-based treatment interventions specifically tailored to the client and their family's goals. Treatment interventions focus on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance, as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration.

Course Material included in this course
  • Paediatric Concussion 101
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Symptoms of Concussion
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Assessment Tools
  • Treatment
  • Return to Activity
  • Preventing Concussion in Kids and Teens
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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