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Concussion Clinical Practice Guideline (published)

The purpose of the concussion CPG is to articulate the potential indications, benefits, and best practices for physical therapy for those individuals who sustain a concussion and have persistent symptoms (greater than two weeks).  This CPG was developed in partnership with APTA Orthopaedics, Sports and Pediatric sections.

The Clinical Practice Guideline was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy in April 2020.

Concussion CPG Work Group
Group lead: Karen McColloch

Contact Person
Employer/Clinical background and expertise
Karen McColloch PT, PhD, NCS

Professor and Assistant Director for Distance and Continuing Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Airelle Hunter-GiordanoPT, DPT, SCS, OCS
Associate Director of Clinical Services;
Director of Sports Physical Therapy Residency; Assistant Professor
Newark, DE
Catherine Quatman-Yates
PT, DPT, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati
Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine
Cincinnati, OH
Bara Alsalaheen PT, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, MI
Kathy Kumagai-Shimamura PT, DPT, NCS, OCS, FAAOMPT
Associate Profesor
Azusa Pacific University
School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
Azusa, CA
Rob Landel PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAPTA
Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
University of Southern California-Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Los Angeles, CA
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