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Functional Neurology Management of Concussion

Presented by: Dr. Matt Antonucci

This project has been years in the making. Are you ready to deliver unprecedented results? It's time!

Carrick Institute is proud to bring you its most advanced specialty program in the field of concussion and mTBI – Functional Neurology Management of Concussion presented by Dr. Matt Antonucci.

With the leadership of Prof. Frederick R. Carrick, the Carrick Institute pioneered the concept of an individualized clinical neuroscience approach in healthcare known as the paradigm of functional neurology.  For over 40 years the concepts of Functional Neurology taught in our curriculums have served patients at the highest levels. Carrick Institute’s mission remains the same.  It strives to offer the highest quality training in an effort to help produce the world’s best clinicians.

This two-level program serves as the pinnacle of our educational offerings.  We are ready.  Are YOU ready to take your career to the next level?

Functional Neurology Management of Concussion is a Two-Level Program

Level 1  will pertain to the management of acute concussion/mTBI.

Level 2 will pertain to the management of persisting concussion/mTBI.

*  Please note that one must attend and complete Level 1 before attending Level 2, as Level 2 will assume proficiency in Level 1 theory, assessment, and EPAs.

Program Structure

This 2-level program is utilizing a specific pedagogy to ensure the best learning experience for attending clinicians, while also making it available to clinicians worldwide. 

Flipped Classroom – A flipped classroom is a style of blended learning that introduces crucial foundational concepts before the main lectures and applications are taught. This allows all scholars to enter the main program on the same level and encourages deeper learning on more advanced topics during the main lectures.

Interactive Asynchronous Learning – Interactive asynchronous learning allows you to learn on your own schedule.  The main lectures are pre-recorded and will be available 24/7 on your online learning portal.  Our online learning features interaction through knowledge-check questions embedded throughout the lectures, quizzing, and submission of open-ended written competency evaluations.  The material will remain on your learning portal as long as one maintains an active Carrick Institute account. We encourage scholars to review the material several times for the best learning experience. 

Onsite-Learning – To achieve certification status, one must attend the onsite portion for each level.   The onsite learning will carefully instruct clinicians on the hands-on skills they need to know for proficiency in the management and rehabilitation of concussions. 

Level 1 & Level 2 both have an onsite module that is required to attend to receive certification status. 

  • Level 1 – Chapter 4 (Creating and Performing a Baseline Assessment): 3 days onsite (25 neurology hours)
  • Level 2 – Chapter 8 (Therapeutic Procedures Workshop): 3 days onsite (25 neurology hours)

Those who complete Level 1 & Level 2 of Functional Neurology Management of Concussion will be eligible to sit for the FABBIR board examination from the ACFN

Level 1 Objectives

Chapter 1 – Concussion Primer Flipped Classroom (via online self-paced learning)

  • Review of the Evidence: Concussion Neurology, Epidemiology, and Prevention 
  • The Systemic Effects of Concussion (Neuro-Psycho-Somato-Metabolic) 
  • Pathophysiology of Post-Concussion Syndrome 
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy 
  • Concussion Prevention Strategies

Chapter 2 – The First 72 Hours of Concussion (via online self-paced learning)

  • Risk Factors of Concussion 
  • Pathophysiology
    • Neurometabolic Cascade
    • Biomechanics of Concussion, Subconcussive Impacts
  • Time of Impact, Sideline, and Acute Management of Closed Head Injury
  • Emergency Assessment and the Urgent Care of Head Injury
  • Standardized Assessment Tools
  • Experimental Tools for Identification of Concussion
  • Predicting Poor Prognosis
  • DDX, Medications, and Comorbidities
  • The Vulnerable Period and Second Impact Syndrome
  • Interim Recommendations
  • Concussions in Special Populations
  • Return to Activities and Return to Play Guidelines

Chapter 3 – Managing the Concussion Sequela (via online self-paced learning)

  • 7 Characteristics of Concussion
    • Affective
    • Autonomic/Migraine
    • Cervicogenic
    • Cognitive
    • Oculomotor
    • Sleep
    • Vestibular
  • Assessment of Acute and Subacute Concussion
    • Affective
    • Autonomic/Migraine 
    • Cervicogenic
    • Cognitive 
    • Oculomotor
    • Sleep
    • Vestibular

Chapter 4 – Creating and Performing a Baseline Assessment (On-site Training – 3 days)

  • The 1-Hour, Evidence-Based, Comprehensive Baseline Testing Protocol
    • This encompasses 22 learning objectives and assessments that will be learned and perfected throughout the weekend. Scholars will be assessed for proficiency and need to pass to achieve certification status.

Chapter 5 – Acute Concussion Management (via online self-paced learning)

  • Treatment Approaches to Post-Concussion Syndrome
    • Cardiovascular/Metabolic
    • Vestibular
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Visual/Oculomotor
    • Cognitive/Affective
  • Putting It All Together: Your Community and Your Practice
  • Introduction to Moderate and Severe Brain Injuries

Tuition for Level 1

Level 1 tuition is $2995. 
All tuition is priced in USD.

Included in Your Tuition for Level 1

  • 70 hours of training (consists of online learning plus a 3-day onsite training for Module 4 – Creating and Performing a Baseline Assessment)
  • All-access to the digital recording of the class.
  • Any future updates to the course videos or other materials.
  • Re-attendance*
  • 70 Neurology Hours towards the ACFN (American College of Functional Neurology) & ACNB (American Chiropractic Neurology Board)
  • Access to the flipped classroom with all-access updates. 
  • 3 months of unlimited access to Medline upon completion of the module

*Scholars will receive CEU & neurology hours upon their first completion of the module. Any re-attendance is considered an audit.  Scholars must maintain an active account to receive benefits. 

Level 2 Objectives

*Finalized program details for Level 2 will be released in early Fall 2022.*

Chapter 1: Understanding Persisting Concussion Symptoms (via online self-paced learning)

Chapter 2: Concussion-Related Metabolic, Autonomic, and Sleep Pathophysiology (via online self-paced learning)

Chapter 3: Vestibular Dysfunction and Central Syndromes (via online self-paced learning)

Chapter 4: Oculomotor and Visual Assessment and Rehabilitation (via online self-paced learning)

Chapter 5: Cervical and Somatic Dysfunction and Treatment Strategies (via online self-paced learning)

Chapter 6: Assessing and Rehabilitating Changes in Cognition and Affect (via online self-paced learning)

Chapter 7: Clinical Workflows, Patient Management, and Treatment Plan Creation (via online self-paced learning)

Chapter 8: Therapeutic Procedures Workshop (3 days of on-site training)

Tuition for Level 2

Tuition details will be released when the total hours for the program have been tallied up in early Fall 2022. 

Included in Your Tuition for Level 2

  • Approxiately 280 hours of training (consists of online learning plus a 3-day onsite training for chapter 8 – Therapeutic Procedures Workshop)
  • All-access to the digital recording of the class.
  • Any future updates to the course videos or other materials.
  • Re-attendance*
  • Approximately 280 Neurology Hours towards the ACFN (American College of Functional Neurology) & ACNB (American Chiropractic Neurology Board) 
  • Access to the flipped classroom with all-access updates. 
  • 3 months of unlimited access to Medline upon completion of the program

*Scholars will receive CEU & neurology hours upon their first completion of the program. Any re-attendance is considered an audit.  Scholars must maintain an active account to receive benefits. 

FAQ Videos

On-Site Training Dates

Level 1 Chapter 4 in Amsterdam – October 7-9, 2022

Level 1 Chapter 4 in Cape Canaveral, FL – November 4-6, 2022

Level 2 Chapter 8 dates to be released in early Fall 2022. 

Re-attendance policy: Scholars who have registered and completed a course after December 2019 have the ability to re-attend the course with no additional fee. When re-attending a course, the scholar will not receive continuing education credits and will receive an audit. Carrick Institute is not responsible for providing new materials for class audits, including but not limited to manuals, shirts, equipment, etc. If manuals have been updated since the original attendance date, the updated materials will be available via PDF on the scholar’s online portal. If the scholar would like to purchase a new paper manual, they may do so before the course start date.

To view full Terms & Conditions, click here.

For more information on CE/CME eligibility, visit https://carrickinstitute.com/ceinfo/

Presenting Faculty
Dr. Matt Antonucci, DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABCDD, FABNN, FABVR, FABBIR, FICC

Dr. Antonucci is an experienced chiropractic neurologist, functional neurology practitioner, researcher, and international lecturer.  He trained extensively under Professor Ted Carrick and has provided breakthrough forms of neurorehabilitation and performance training to thousands of patients. He consults with several NFL and NHL franchises on performance training and neurotrauma, and his work has been featured on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Fox News, and more. He has delivered more than 11,000 hours of presentations, both nationally and internationally, as Carrick Institute faculty.  Most importantly, he is a loving husband and the father of five amazing boys, whom he hopes to inspire to follow in his footsteps.

We are very excited to have Dr. Antonucci be your guide on this clinical education journey. 

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