John T. Powell Building
2nd floor, University of Guelph, Guelph
ON N1G 2W1
Dr. Nathan Steinhafel received his Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. He previously presented at the last SPC Concussion conference in Calgary. He is currently the director of TBI vision services at Armstrong Eye Care Associates in western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), and works in conjunction with regional hospitals devoted to mTBI including UPMC’s Department of Sports Medicine and UPMC Centers for Rehab Services. Concussion (mTBI) is widespread and prevailing injury, with reported estimates as high as almost 4 million injuries occurring in the US each year by the centers of disease control. Physiotherapists and athletic trainers are frequently consulted to mediate in the evaluation and management of individuals with prolonged post concussion symptoms including dizziness, balance, and/or physical impairment. With estimates up to 1/2 of patients with sports related mTBI experience binocular vision impairment therapists have the potential to be gatekeepers in detection and co-management of these patients. Therapists treating impairment in persons following mTBI must be familiar with screening, gross evaluation, and therapy techniques for common ocular motor pathology. This seminar and workshop will provide therapists and trainers with the tools to better evaluate and manage common visual impairments following mTBI.