Managing Concussions in Clinical Practice


SAOT has entered into an exclusive partnership with Advancing Practice© to bring this unique training opportunity to Alberta OTs and other health care providers.


Program Information

Part 1 of the Blended Learning Course includes the online “Managing Concussions in Clinical Practice” program. This certificate-level online course offers in-depth concussion management training in 3 modules covering assessment, diagnosis, management. Part 2 includes the in-person workshop in October.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate-level continuing education program, you will be better able to:

  1. Apply tools from guidelines and consensus statements to assess patients for concussion
  2. Evaluate a patient post-concussion according to best practice
  3. Determine which patients can be managed by primary care clinicians versus those who should be referred to a concussion specialist
  4. Individualize management strategies for patients post-concussion
  5. Construct a return to school/work and play protocol based on a patient’s concussion symptomology and rate of improvement
  6. Initiate and manage patients with persistent post-concussion symptoms.

Who Should Participate?

This training opportunity is open to all health care providers including physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.

Part 1 Planning Committee 

  • E. Laura Cruz, MSc, MD, Dip Sport Med, CCFP (SEM)
  • Damian Flanagan, MBBS, MWell, DipRACOG
  • Pravinsagar Mehta, MD, CCFP (COE)
  • Laura Purcell, MD, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med.
  • Bruce Wheeler, MD, CCPC
  • Moe Abdallah, RPH, BSc.Pharm.
  • Carlene Oleksyn, RPH, BSc.Pharm

Part 2 In-person Workshop Presenters

Dr. Cam Marshall, BA (Hons.), DC, FRCCSS(C) 

Following graduation from Western University with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology, Dr. Marshall pursued a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. Following his Chiropractic education, Dr. Marshall was one of only three students in Canada to be accepted into a two-year post-doctorate residency in Sports Sciences to receive specialized training and designation in the diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries. Dr. Marshall focused his entire residency on the topic of concussions in collaboration with the renowned University of Buffalo concussion research team. Dr. Marshall has been the keynote speaker at several concussion conferences and continuing education seminars and his works have been published in three separate medical journals.

Tracy Milner, OT Reg. (Ont.), MClSc(OT), BA(HKin) 

Tracy Milner is the co-creator of the BrainFx Assessment Platform and as its CEO is committed to their mission to measure and understand the effects of mild to moderate brain disorders on real world function sensately and reliably. Tracy Milner also co-founded Complex Injury Rehab, which focuses on complex injuries and neurorehabilitation. She is an occupational therapist who has practiced for more than 14 years in neurorehabilitation with adults and children. Over the course of her career, she has led rehabilitation teams as part of two national health organizations and presented at many brain injury and long term care conferences in Canada and the United States. She is an adjunct lecturer with the University of Toronto and on Faculty for the health Coach Certificate at York University. She has developed a volunteer training course on maximizing quality of life for people with Early Dementia for the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario. Tracy Milner has been extensively involved in the auto sector and its changing legislations including response to FSCO’s Expert panel on Catastrophic Definition through the preparation of the Panel of Experts Report dated May 13, 2011 coordinated by the Ontario Rehab Alliance, multiple presentations to government standing committee, and through the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists’ stakeholder submissions with more than 10 years in its auto sector committee, where she was also co-author on the reflective practice resource on the assessment of attendant care. She is currently a board member for the Ontario Rehab Alliance.

Accreditation Information

Each module of the program is individual accredited. The program is expected to take participants approximately 4-6 hours to complete, depending on their pace. Proof of participation statements become available once all module requirements are successfully completed. CCCEP File Number: 1066-2016-1883-I-P

This continuing education program has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for a total of 4.5 CEUs. This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits. This activity has been approved by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners QI&CPD Program. Please note that in order to successfully complete the full certificate program, you must complete and pass all module requirements. Participants who successfully complete all module requirements will receive a printable Program Certificate or Statement of Completion.

Accreditation expires: October 19, 2017
Certificate of Completion: Never Expires


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Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive the link and code to access the online modules. Complete the online modules as your schedule permits. Upon completion of the online modules, register for the in-person training in Edmonton to be held October 20, 2017.

In-person Workshop Location:

Prairie Room,  Lister Centre
University of Alberta
87 Avenue and 116 Street, Edmonton


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