The CATT for Medical Professionals course has been updated to include information for physiotherapists and occupational therapists who treat patients with concussion.

The new module includes education and resources specific to the unique roles physiotherapists and occupational therapists can contribute as part of an interdisciplinary care team supporting a patient’s concussion recovery. Collaborative care by an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals and health care practitioners can be an essential component for recovery from concussion and for dealing with prolonged symptoms.

Specifically, Module E includes specific information PTs and OTs can use to help:

  • Support a patient experiencing concussion-related issues with balance and coordination, vision, cervical spine function, and sensory and motor involvement through physiotherapy.
  • Support a patient experiencing negative impacts by addressing the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial symptoms to maximize function and improve quality of life through occupational therapy.
  • Assess, develop and manage a personalized rehabilitation and treatment plan to support a patient during recovery.
  • Recognize indications for referral to other healthcare practitioners to support a patient’s recovery.

Funding for this new module was provided by UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) in partnership with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). Funding for the development and delivery of Modules A-D of the CATT for Medical Professionals was provided by Parachute Canada in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Take the CATT for Medical Professionals course.