Risk for Postconcussion Syndrome Overexertion during recovery phase Previous head injury Comorbid conditions Primary headache disorder Mood disorder ADD/ADHD ??
Management of Postconcussion Syndrome Time and Rest Symptom management Headaches neurology School and learning issues neuropsychology Dizziness and balance issues vestibular rehabilitation
Headache Management in Postconcussion Syndrome Education and Expectations Lifestyle Nutraceuticals Medications Acute Prophylactic
Conclusion Common personality traits Family history of “brain things” You’ll need a box of tissues Predictive qualities Risk Recovery Structured return to activities for postconcussion patients What we’ve learnedWhat we hope to learn
Our Team Lauren E. King, MSN, CPNP Susan E. Beaird, DNP, CPNP R. Steven Couch, MD Assistant professor of pediatrics Division of Developmental Medicine Associate medical director of pediatric rehab at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric NeurologyPediatric Rehabilitation