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Sport-Related Concussion in the Pediatric Population

Sport-Related Concussion in the Pediatric Population

Sport-Related Concussion in the Pediatric Population

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Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2020


'Sport-Related Concussion - An Update on the Evidence' is a one-hour online course brought to you by the Paediatric Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

In this online pediatric physiotherapy course, Dr. Kathryn Schneider discusses the current research and updates on the evidence regarding the definition, detection, and management of concussions. The course includes a pediatric focus and describes how research on concussions has evolved. It includes tools and resources for concussion detection and management. 

Following the lessons in this course, there's a Truth or Myth Quiz to test your knowledge! Once you have completed the course, a certificate of completion will be generated for your professional portfolio.


Topics discussed

In this online course, the presenter discusses the following:

  • Current research and epidemiology on pediatric concussions in sport 
  • Evolution of guidelines for both adult and pediatric concussion management 
  • International guidelines for assessment and treatment of concussions 
  • Stepwise management of concussions and secondary pathologies 
  • Future directions of youth concussion research


Learning objectives

In this course, participants will: 

  1. Access resources for concussion assessment, diagnosis, and treatment
  2. Understand the incidence and presentation of concussions in youth sport 
  3. Learn the current protocol for return to school and sport for youth following a concussion 
  4. Understand the difference in presentation and management of concussions between adults and children 



This online course is for any healthcare practitioner interested in learning more about current guidelines and research related to concussions in youth. 


Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Schneider

Dr. Kathryn Schneider, B.H.Sc, B.Kin, D.Sc, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist (Physiotherapist) at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.

Her research focuses on the prevention and treatment of sport-related concussions. Her previous work has identified a large treatment effect using multimodal physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation in athletes who have persistent symptoms following concussion.

She is a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists, and has expertise in vestibular rehabilitation with her clinical practice focused on the treatment of athletes with ongoing symptoms following sport-related concussion.

Kathryn was recognized by Avenue Magazine as “Top 40 Under 40” in 2012 and was the recipient of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) Champion of Vestibular Medicine Award in 2015.

Kathryn represents the Canadian Physiotherapy Association on the Canadian Concussion Collaborative and is a member of the Federal Government Working Group on Concussion in Sport. She has worked with many athletes, from recreational to professional, and has developed and instructed many continuing education courses for physiotherapists in the area of vestibular rehabilitation, cervical spine treatment, and sport-related concussion.

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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
  • Sport Related Concussion in Children
  • Welcome and Resources
  • Introduction
  • 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion
  • More Findings
  • Differences Between Adults and Children
  • Questions
  • Truth or Myth
  • What's Next?
  • Feedback
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