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Attend IPTA's Monthly Open House Event! The #THIRDTHURSDAY of Every Month!

When: Thursday, May 17th
Networking begins at 5:30 pm, Programs starts at 6:15 pm
Where: IPTA Chapter Office
905 N. Main Street
Naperville, Illinois  60563
United States
Presenter: Paul Bissler, PT, DPT, OCS
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff

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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Head in the Game: Physical Therapist’s Role in Management of Sports-Related Concussion


We invite you to join us from 5:30 - 8 pm on Thursday, May 17th  as Paul Bissler, PT, DPT, OCS shares his knowledge and expertise on "Head in the Game: Physical Therapist’s Role in Management of Sports-Related Concussion ".

Sports-related concussions are a hot topic in the media and a source of anxiety and uncertainty among athletes and their parents. This presentation will help therapists understand concussion mechanisms, the normal course of recovery, and the management of patients with post-concussion syndrome. It will address the role of the physical therapist in the multidisciplinary team and objective assessment and interventional tools to facilitate the safe return of athletes to sport.


What to expect: 

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Define concussion
  • Describe mechanisms which may produce concussion
  • Describe the primary dysfunctions of the neurometabolic cascade following concussion
  • Define the role of the physical therapist in concussion management
  • Understand the on-field assessment and sideline assessment of concussion
  • Describe the process of returning to sport following a concussion
  • Define post-concussion syndrome
  • Identify objective clinical assessment tools for the post-concussion patient
  • Describe an exertional protocol and application to patients with post-concussion syndrome


About the Speaker

Dr. Paul Bissler, PT, DPT, OCS is the Resource Clinician for Outpatient Physical Therapy at Loyola University Medical Center where he has been employed since 2010. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2009 and completed a residency in orthopaedic physical therapy at Loyola University Medical Center in 2012. He is a board certified orthopaedic specialist. He has treated patients with concussion since 2011 and is a member of the Loyola interdisciplinary concussion clinic.




Can't attend in person?

This presentation will be available live at the Chapter Office or virtually via Zoom. If attending virtually, please indicate when you RSVP. 

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.  Plan to sign in at 6:00 pm and enter your name when prompted.

Follow the directions below and be ready for the program to begin at 6:15pm.


Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: Head in the Game
Time: May 17, 2018 6:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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We would love to see you! Come and join us at the Chapter Office in Naperville for a night of networking, professional development, and discussions with other physical therapy professionals.
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