Using Self Management Strategies to enhance patient function post concussion.
Instructor: Becky Moran OT Reg. (Ont.)
Pacing and Planning – Review of techniques as it applies to concussion, for both acute management and chronic phase
Assessments – A brief look to determine what and how to use to help guide pacing and planning and self management strategies
Parkwood Pacing Points System/MyBrainPacer– Delving into a ‘points’ system to help with pacing and planning, and using a systematic mathematical approach to this based on what the patient reports. Ways to grade activities to increase challenge gradually, without pushing symptoms too high.
Rest & Leisure – How to have ‘productive’ rest and incorporating leisure into therapies aka how to turn life activities into exercises/therapies.
Return to Work – Guiding return to work; how to increase success with returning to work post injury.
Resiliency – Helping patients with coping with their life changes and build resiliency.