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2020 MCA Sports Council Virtual Concussion Summit

Total Credits: 9 Regular

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Dr. Scott Mooring |  Missy Strauch |  Erin Moore |  Dr Michael Hennes |  Dr. Allie Wagener |  Sara Oxborough |  Dr. Heather Flatgard
9 Hours
Audio and Video
Access for 180 day(s) after program date.




The MCA Sports Council believes all chiropractors must be well versed in the best clinical management of concussions, whether you work with athletes or not. This summit will provide you the tools and knowledge to start helping your patients immediately. This training will encompass concussion assessment and management from the sports chiropractic, chiropractic neurology, athletic training, physical therapy, and sports psychology perspectives. Participants will be guided through the evaluation and management considerations of treating patients on the sideline and in the clinical setting. We will conclude with case studies that will bring all the information together in a patient presentation that discusses return-to-learn and return-to-play considerations. 


Dr. Scott Mooring's Profile

Dr. Scott Mooring Related seminars and products: 2

Doctor of Chiropractic

Back in Balance Chiropractic

Dr. Mooring is a board-certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He currently practices in a private chiropractic practice, is a Team Chiropractor for the University of Minnesota and teaches elective courses at Northwestern Health Sciences University. He has experience in sports injury management and has trained extensively in the area of concussion evaluation and management. Working in a n Athletic Medicine setting allows him to participate in the care of athletes throughout the continuum of care for concussions. 

Missy Strauch's Profile

Missy Strauch Related seminars and products: 1

MS, LAT, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer

Augsburg University

Entering her 23rd year serving as head athletic trainer at Augsburg in 2020-21, Missy Strauch (North Dakota State '89) has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most respected sports medicine professionals in the MIAC. Strauch serves the Augsburg football, men's hockey, and baseball teams, in addition to supervising the sports medicine program for all 21 Augsburg varsity athletic teams. 
In 2016, Strauch received the Fred Zamberletti Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Federation at the ninth annual Minnesota Football Awards, honoring her outstanding service to the Augsburg athletic community. Before earning the Fred Zamberletti Award, Strauch received a 25-year award from the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) in 2014, and was awarded the Outstanding Staff Award by Augsburg in 2015. In addition, she has served as the president of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers Association. 
Outside of Augsburg, Strauch has worked with the National Football League and the Big Ten conference, serving as an independent concussion spotter.  Missy has also provided athletic training services for the Special Olympics, the 1992 cycling Olympic Trials and the Paralympic games in Atlanta in 1996.
Strauch earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training from North Dakota State and her master's degree in human performance from Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1994. 
Prior to coming to Augsburg, Strauch served as an athletic trainer at Orono HS (Long Lake, Minn., 1989-92), Augustana College (Ill., 1994-97) and at the University of Minnesota (1997-98). Strauch is actively involved with the MIAC and the College Athletic Trainers' Society. 

Erin Moore's Profile

Erin Moore Related seminars and products:

M.Ed., LAT, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer, Women’s Hockey and Cheerleading

University of Minnesota

Erin is the Head Athletic Trainer for the University of Minnesota women’s hockey and cheerleading teams. She has experience providing direct medical coverage for men’s gymnastics, women’s swimming and diving teams and has unique experience in the area of concussion evaluation and management. She evaluates a variety of concussion presentations and works directly with athletes through the recovery process. 

Dr Michael Hennes's Profile

Dr Michael Hennes Related seminars and products: 1


Limitless Health MN

Dr. Michael Hennes is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University, College of Chiropractic. While in school he began to study clinical neuroscience with the Carrick Institute For Graduate Studies as well as the Interdisciplinary Association of Functional Neurosciences and Rehabilitation. He obtained his Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board in 2019. He currently sees patients at his clinic Limitless Health in Burnsville, Minnesota.  

Dr. Allie Wagener's Profile

Dr. Allie Wagener Related seminars and products:

Dr. Wagener is a Licensed Psychologist with a specialization in sport and performance psychology. She aims to create mindful awareness, focus, and openness with athletes to fully engage in sport and in life to help them achieve their optimal potential consistently. She works with Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC who contracts with Olympic and professional teams, Fortune 500 companies, Division I through Division III collegiate athletic departments as well as high school teams and athletes.  
Dr. Wagener is from Minneapolis, MN and obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology (B.A.) from the University of Tampa. She went on to earn her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Wichita State University. Dr. Wagener has worked in the athletic department at the University of Oklahoma at the Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS), University of Minnesota athletic department, with the athletic department at Wichita State University, and at Mental Health Care Inc., University of Kansas Medical School, Good Shepherd psychiatric hospital, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, University of Oklahoma Children’s Physicians Hospital, community mental health centers, and Head Start Programs. 

Sara Oxborough's Profile

Sara Oxborough Related seminars and products: 2

Director, Physical Therapy Department

National Dizzy and Balance Center

Sara received her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Master's Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She gained interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation while doing clinical rotations in her hometown of Kenosha, WI, where she learned the effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation, as well as the rewards of therapy.  
Sara has been the director of the Physical Therapy Department at National Dizzy and Balance Center since 2008. She enjoys treating a wide range of vestibular disorders especially concussion and vestibular migraine. Sara received Competency Certifications from Emory University, Atlanta, GA and American Physical Therapy Association in Vestibular Rehabilitation in 2009. In addition to clinic practice, Sara is a member of the leadership team of the Vestibular Special Interest Group through the American Physical Therapy Association. 
Sara has been involved in the development of a new American Physical Therapy Association sponsored course entitled Expanding Neurologic Expertise: Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation. She has done many presentations locally and recently spoke at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting regarding telehealth and vestibular therapy.  

Dr. Heather Flatgard's Profile

Dr. Heather Flatgard Related seminars and products: 1

Chiropractor/Sports Nutrition Fellow

Excelsior & Grand Chiropractic/ NWHSU HPC

Dr. Flatgard was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. After serving eight years in the Army National Guard as a communications specialist, she earned her BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Flatgard went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU). She is the current Sports Nutrition Fellow at the Human performance center at NWHSU, providing nutrition counseling and chiropractic care to athletes all over Minnesota, along with mentoring and teaching several future chiropractors in active and sports care. 
In addition to her Sports Nutrition fellowship, Dr. Flatgard also owns a practice in St. Louis Park, MN, where she specializes in soft tissue treatment & nutrition supplementation. She is a full-body certified ART (Active Release Technology) & Graston Technique provider, and a Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach. She is currently working to obtain her CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) certification and M.S in Exercise Science. 


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Introduction/Concussion Overview

Scott Mooring, DC, CCSP, ICSC 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Concussions on the sideline… What to look for, what to do

Missy Strauch

Learning Objectives:
  1. Sideline evaluation of a concussion
  2. Management of concussion on the sideline.
  3. Return to play criteria
  4. Role of a concussion “spotter”

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

On-Field Assessment and In-Office Assessment

Erin Moore, M.Ed., LAT, ATC 

Learning objectives: 
  1. On field concussion assessment 
  2. In office and ongoing concussion assessment 
  3. Ongoing concussion assessments 

11:00 a.m. – Noon

In-office evaluation and management from DC neuro perspective 

Mike Hennes, DC, DACNB 

Evaluation of the cranial nerves and the vestibular occulomotor system as it pertains to concussion evaluation, management, and treatment. 

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Review the evaluation of the cranial nerves. 
  2. Be able to perform a vestibular/oculomotor screening. 
  3. Be able to identify positive and negative changes post treatment. 

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Panel Discussion 

All presenters will participate in this panel discussion.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Sports Psychology 

Alexandra Wagener, Ph.D., LP 

Learning Objectives: 
  1. The role of sports psychology in the care of traumatic brain injury 
  2. Risk factors of traumatic brain injuries that affect outcomes
  3. Special considerations for concussion patients   

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Clinical Subtypes In Post-Concussion Syndrome 

Sara Oxborough 

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the definition and diagnostic criteria of each concussion subtype 
  2. Understand common tests and measures used in the assessment of the concussion subtypes 
  3. Understand common treatments used with each concussion subtype 
  4. Identify patients that need referral to neurology, ophthalmology, and other providers to further address symptoms 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Role of Nutrition in Concussion Recovery: How You Can Help Your Patients Recover Faster

Heather Flatgard, DC 

Learning objectives:  
  1. What is the pathophysiology of a concussion. 
  2. What role can nutrition and diet play in recovering from a concussion. 
  3. What supplements may be helpful in speeding recovery. 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Advances in Our Understanding of Concussions

Scott Mooring, DC, CCSP, ICSC

This training will provide an in-depth look at concussions. We will discuss the tools and resources that are currently available for providers to use for evaluation and management of acute and chronic concussions. We will also have a hands on portion that will give you live scenarios of concussions that will prepare you to evaluate and manage concussions whether you are on the field or in your office helping a patient return to activity. This presentation will include a multi-disciplinary approach to managing concussions and will include Athletic Trainers and other specialty providers giving you their perspective on working with concussed individuals. We will end the presentation with case studies and real life examples of people who have been dealing with concussions.

Learning objectives: 
  1. To understand advances that have been made in our understanding of concussions 
  2. To discuss the resources and tools available to better prepare practitioners to manage concussions
  3. To learn more about the long term impact of concussions 

5:00 p.m.


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