Laura Fazzari - Rehabilitation Following a Concussion
Concussion Clinic Physiotherapist - Epworth & Physio at St Kilda Football Club
Laura's experience working with the St Kilda Football Club and within the Epworth Hospital's Concussion Clinic has given her invaluable knowledge and experience in rehabilitating athletes back from concussions.
In this Sports MAP Masterclass Laura guides us through her careful management process of these patients presenting with concussion symptoms. Some of the topics she covers include;
- Identifying a concussed athlete
- Concussion pathology
- Acute clinical features
- Concussion assessment
- Vestibular / ocular-motor screening (VOMS)
- Convergence retraining
- Ocular rehabilitation
- Return to physical activity and training
- Return to sport progressions
- Precautions in concussion rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Following a Concussion
Laura graduated from LaTrobe University in 2008 and has since worked in a number of private practices and hospitals in Melbourne. She is in the process of completing her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through LaTrobe University and has a keen interest in sports injuries. Laura enjoys treating hip, shoulder and knee pathology. She also has a special interest in Women’s Health, in particular non-invasive re-training of the pelvic floor. Laura has completed individual training in the use of Real Time Ultrasound examination to assist with rehabilitation, including pre and post natal pregnancy patients.