Carrick Institute

Functional Neurology Management of Concussion – Level 1


This course is set to release in early August. It will be added to your account when released.  This is Level 1 of a two-level program.

By registering for this program you are enrolling in a digital program along with the capability to attend onsite training. Please select an option from the drop-down below. This transaction is non-refundable/ non-transferable.

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Presented by: Matthew Antonucci, DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABCDD, FABNN, FABVR, FABBIR, FICC

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.
  • Asynchronous Learning – 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. 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 – Module 4 (Creating and Performing a Baseline Assessment): 3 days onsite (25 neurology hours) Level 2 – Module 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

Module 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
Module 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
Module 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
Module 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.
Module 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

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.

Dr. Matt Antonucci

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