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Hot Topic Webinar Series

The ANPT Practice Committee and Online Education Committee have created a webinar series to present live sessions on a variety of topics. Each webinar is recorded and can be found on the ANPT Synapse Education Center.

Upcoming Webinars:

HOT TOPIC SERIES from the ANPT Practice Committee

Fear Avoidance Behaviors in Concussion Management: Using the Pain Science Framework to Improve Outcomes
July 27, 2021 8:00 pm ET/7:00 CT/ 6:00 MT/ 5:00 PT 
Registration is open: ANPT Members $30 and Non-Members $40

This is an expanded presentation of the APTA CSM course. Characteristics of individuals at risk for experiencing post-concussive syndrome (PCS) include a previous history of psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression and/or mood disorders, history of headaches/migraines and post-concussive vestibular ocular dysfunction. The nature and extent of PCS is complex and has been associated with fear-avoidance behaviors similar to those with chronic pain, fibromyalgia and persistent postural perceptual dizziness (3PD).  Fear-avoidance behavior has been associated with chronic disability in musculoskeletal conditions and has recently shown to be a predictor of adverse clinical outcomes associated with concussion injury. Patients with mTBI have potential to misinterpret information regarding their injury, catastrophizing their symptomology, with resultant increased levels of anxiety and avoidance behavior over time. Physical therapists are in a unique role to alter behaviors contributing to protracted recovery through education and self-care promotion, which are hallmarks for success in the pain science model. Early intervention utilizing active rehabilitation in concussion can reconceptualize fear avoidance and potentially alter neurophysiology associated with these behaviors, decreasing the significant cost associated with post-concussive symptomology. This course aims to show the parallels between post-concussive rehab strategies and pain neuroscience to assist in combatting post concussive symptoms for improved outcomes.        


Previous Webinars:

Hosted on the ANPT Synapse Education Center

Movement System 1: Diagnoses in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Movement System 2: Task Analysis in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Movement System 3: Balance Diagnoses in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Integrating Current Evidence into Vestibular Rehabilitation Educational Programs
Rhythm and the Motor System: Gait Training in Persons Post Stroke
Rhythm and the Motor System: Gait Training in Persons with Parkinson Disease
PT Management of Peripheral Nervous System Conditions
Mobile PT for Neurologic Patients

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