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Improving Balance & Ocular Motor Function with Concussed Athletes

In this dynamic recording from the renowned Robert Donatelli, PT, PhD, learn how to actively treat post-concussion symptoms and return your patients back t...
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Faculty:
Robert Donatelli
Duration:
1 Hour 29 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jul 28, 2018

Description

In this dynamic recording from the renowned Robert Donatelli, PT, PhD, learn how to actively treat post-concussion symptoms and return your patients back to sports, reaction, and life. With a mixture of video and lecture, you will review the pertinent anatomy and function of the vestibular system with emphasis on ocular motor function and balance training.

Examine how concussions effect the vestibular system and ocular motor system with athletes in relation to their performance, particularly with Cervicogenic Vestibular Dysfunction. Walk away with the proper evaluation tests that can pinpoint which system - somatosensory, vestibular, and vision - has deficits and treatment techniques that can lead to improved performance on and off the field.

Handouts

Outline

The Relationship Between Performance and Ocular Motor Function
  • What system is used for Ocular motor functions?
  • When do we use the ocular motor system in sports?
  • What are the benefits of rehab?
  • Indications and contraindications?
The Effect of Head Concussion on the Balance Systems
  • Importance of balance in sports
  • Rehabilitation concepts in neuromuscular rehab
Evaluation Tests that can Pinpoint Which System has Deficits
Exercise Programs for Athletes
  • Perturbation exercises
  • Ocular motor exercises
  • Dynamic Visual Acuity vs Static Visual Acuity

Faculty

Improving Balance & Ocular Motor Function with Concussed Athletes

Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT Related seminars and products: 5


Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT is the Director of Out Reach Sports Program in Las Vegas, NV where he works directly with the UNLV hockey team and is responsible for the development of a post-concussion program and assessment and treatment of injuries. During his career, he has worked with an impressive list of sports teams as well as professional and Olympic athletes including Andy Roddick, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Natalie Gublis, the Chinese Olympic Team, and most recently with Dan Uggla of the Washington Nationals. In addition to his accomplishments in the clinical arena, Dr. Donatelli has lectured both nationally and internationally as a keynote and has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and published three textbooks; Physical Therapy of the Shoulder 5th EdOrthopedic Physical Therapy 4thed Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle 2nd Ed and Sports Specific Rehabilitation 1st.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Robert Donatelli is the director of Out Reach Sports Programs. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.