ACA’s annual meeting, the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC), is packed with great educational content and world-class presenters. Join us Feb. 28-March 3 in Washington, D.C., to hear from some of the profession’s most compelling thought leaders. Here we pose several questions to one of our featured speakers: Jerrold Simon, DC.
Dr. Simon’s Presentation: “Concussion and Vestibular Rehab” (on Friday, March 2). (For complete conference information and schedules, click here.)
How did you become interested in the topic you are presenting?
As president of the ACA Rehab Council, I had learned from our Rehab Council Executive Committee that this topic was of deep interest to our members.
Who should attend your presentation and why?
Any doctor who has an interest in rehab procedures and who treats athletes.
What about your presentation topic (or you) may surprise people?
How prevalent sports related concussions are in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities annually. While these figures are immense, research indicates they do not represent the total scope of the problem as many people suffering from mild or moderate traumatic brain injury (mTBI) do not seek help.
Are there any new developments in your specialty/topic area that make your presentation at NCLC 2018 especially relevant?
Yes, the relatively new development of quantitative vestibular testing. This includes Electronystagmography, quantified dynamic visual acuity (DVA), Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) Test and Computer Dynamic Posturography (CDP).
What's your best advice to a recent chiropractic college graduate (or, alternatively, what is your best advice to someone who has been in the field for several years and is looking for new challenges or ways to expand their practice)?
Learn how to treat concussions (mTBI) with vestibular rehab procedures. Especially if you see a lot of athletes, these are great resources for your clinical toolbox.
Learn more from Dr. Simon about this topic by joining us Feb. 28-March 3 in Washington, D.C. Register for the annual meeting today by clicking here. Join the conversation online by using the hashtag #NCLC2018.