ONLINE WEBINAR (Zoom App required)

Maggie Stacey

Date: 4 Nov 2021  •  19:00 - 21:00 UK time (7 - 9:00 pm GMT)


CPD hours: 2  •  cost: £45  
Current and emerging approaches in the Assessment and management of Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury– with particular focus on the vestibular/oculomotor system. Up until quite recently, the conventional approach to managing individuals with concussion was to rest until symptom resolution. There is now emerging evidence which suggests that either extreme of complete rest or intense activity may be associated with delayed recovery. Current guidance advocates a short period of rest, followed by a graded return to activity, using symptom response as a guide. Physiotherapists are becoming increasingly involved within the field of concussion management and are key members of the MDT needed in the treatment of this complex condition.
Following the first Clinical Guidelines for Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment after Concussion, published last year, this teaching session will aim to encourage awareness of the current assessment and treatment approach within concussion management. There will be particular focus on the domain of the vestibulo-ocular motor system, which is so often impaired following concussion. A disturbance of this system can lead to a variety of symptoms and, if not specifically treated, lead to persistent and ongoing symptoms. Early assessment and treatment can help to facilitate recovery and the return to previous activities as well as minimise the development of persistent symptoms.

Maggie Stacey has been a physiotherapist for over 19 years within the NHS, working within the field of neurorehabilitation and specialising within the vestibular rehabilitation area. This involves the treatment of dizziness and balance difficulties as well as concussion. Maggie has also worked at The Wellington Hospital Balance Clinic and for the past four years, has focused her work at the Institute for Sport Exercise and Health. She is the lead specialist vestibular physiotherapist within the concussion clinic at the ISEH, working alongside Dr Richard Sylvester and other members of the MDT, in the management of complex concussion. They see a range of sports people from the elite to club level as well as non-sports people who have had accident-related concussions. Maggie has completed 2 MOOC's in concussion management. She is aware of the need to support and advise both physiotherapists and GPs in the initial assessment and management of concussion. The awareness of this area of need, has arisen from her work at the ISEH and with physiotherapists from Saracens RFC, Scarlets RFC, Leeds Rhinos RLFC, Leicester Tigers RLFC, London Broncos RLFC, Harlequins RFC, Tottenham Hotspurs FC club Arsenal FC, Chelsea ladies football club and GB hockey, among others.
The course will provide for OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE STANDARDS CPD requirements in the following areas:

2 hours Learning with Others

OPS CPD RequirementsLearning include
Communication and patient partnershipListening, respecting patient's concerns and preferences, dignity and modesty, effective communication, providing information, consent, patient partnership.
Knowledge, skills and performance Having sufficient knowledge and skills, working within training and competence, keeping up to date, analysing and reflecting on information to enhance patient care.
Safety and quality in practicePatient evaluation, management, safeguarding, wider role in enhancing patients' health and wellbeing.