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Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Syndrome


Contact Hours: 2 HOUR

Length: Self-paced

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For: PT, PTA, OT, OTA, ATC, Other Licensed Healthcare providers

This course is designed to enlighten healthcare professionals on the innovative use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in treating Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). Initially popularized for addressing decompression sickness, HBOT has significantly evolved, influenced by pioneering research in the field. This course provides an insightful exploration into the mechanics of TBI and PCS, backed by contemporary research and clinical practices. Participants will delve into the pathophysiology of brain injuries, the therapeutic mechanisms of HBOT, and its efficacy as delineated in recent studies. Furthermore, the curriculum is structured to foster a holistic understanding of integrating HBOT into patient care plans, ensuring a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation and recovery.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, a successful learner will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying TBI and PCS.
  • Summarize the historical development of HBOT and its transition from treating decompression sickness to addressing brain injuries.
  • Outline current research and clinical trials that support the use of HBOT in TBI and PCS treatment.
  • Identify treatment plans incorporating HBOT, considering patient-specific factors and the multidisciplinary aspects of care.
  • List the potential benefits and limitations of HBOT within the scope of TBI and PCS rehabilitation.


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Evidence In Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 9656. This Distance learning-independent activity is offered at .2 CEUs Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

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