Education Opportunity:

Concussions: cutting through the confusion - a collaborative session for GPs

Date: Monday, September 25. 2017
Time: 6-8PM
Location: Tall Tree Integrated Health Centre

Concussion has over 40 different working definitions with a variety of clinical implications.  Due to this lack of clarity, concussion has become a confusing topic and a difficult to treat problem. Furthermore, research over the past several years has exploded, making it challenging to stay up to date.

Tall Tree Concussion Program invites you to join us for a collaborative discussion on Monday September 25 2017 from 6-8PM to review the newest research, guidelines and approaches to elevate your practice and together clarify how we can best treat concussion in Victoria.

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Assessment Tools



Concussion is a rehabilitative injury and treatment should be offered to all patients, especially if symptoms do not begin to improve over the first weeks post-injury.  Options include:


SELECTED References

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