Dr. Matthew Antonucci, DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABCDD, FABNN, FABVR, FABIR, FICC
Sponsored By: Carrick Institute
Speaking Information: Saturday, October 7, 2023- Breakout Sessions 1:30-3:15pm (2CE) & 3:45-5:30pm (2 CE)
Dr. Antonucci is an experienced chiropractic neurologist, functional neurology practitioner, researcher, and international lecturer with nearly 15 years of clinical experience. Although specializing in concussion, he has proudly participated in the health transformation of thousands of patients with complex neurological conditions and performance challenges through the prescription and administration of client-specific neurological rehabilitation programs. His work has been featured in ESPN, Sports Illustrated, FOX News, and many other media outlets. He is a highly sought-after speaker who has delivered thousands of hours of education to tens of thousands of healthcare providers both domestically and internationally. He has also authored several peer-reviewed publications. He is a loving husband and the father of five amazing boys, whom he hopes to inspire to follow in his footsteps.
Program Title: Concussion - Return to Play
Program Description: Concussions are complex injuries requiring extensive training and specialty consultation. They are occurring in the general population at staggering incidence rates - more than diabetes and more cancer diagnoses. Chiropractors have a unique position in the healthcare system, with established patient relationships and more frequent interactions, allowing them to be a pivotal steward of brain health and safety. However, research has demonstrated that knowledge among ALL healthcare providers is deficient in identifying and managing mTBI. While many individuals don’t know if they were concussed or the magnitude that their injury may have on their life, this 4-hour, fast-paced course will aid its attendees in making solid recommendations by covering the breadth of concussion, from acute/sideline management, sub-acute therapeutics, and the 7 subtypes of concussion. Our goal is to enable chiropractors to properly manage or refer patients with concussions, to reduce long-term suffering and promote brain health.
Hour 1: Defining concussion, epidemiology, predicting concussion, and prognosis
The pathophysiology of concussion
7 Subtypes of Concussion
Hour 2: Managing Concussion Sequela: the first 48 hours
Special Population Curve-Balls
Hour 3: Overview of a 7-domain concussion evaluation to determine concussion subtype(s)
Hour 4: Managing Concussion Sequela: 48 hours to 10 days
Making an appropriate referral