The relationship of a number of different predictor variables (absolute power, coherence, phase lag, FFT power ratios) will be studied as they relate to the MTBI Z Scores and MTBI Discriminant Scores. The data on 95 hockey players will be studied comparing concussed to non-concussed individuals. The concept of DIASCHISIS will be introduced and examined particularly as it affects treatment. Each of the predictor variables will be examined, compared and contrasted leading to conclusions about which are the better predictors to use to target the appropriate 10/20 sites for more effective treatment.
Participants will be able to;
Stuart Donaldson received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary in 1989. He has been licensed as a psychologist in the province of Alberta since 1977. His original interests lay in the area of surface electromyography (SEMG) studying muscle activity and low back pain. His doctoral works lead to the development of the use of SEMG in dynamic assessment and treatment in various muscle conditions, specializing in myofascial pain syndromes. He studied myofascial pain syndromes, carpal tunnel syndromes, low back pain and headaches. In 1995 his work on headaches was recognized when he won the prestigious award “The Outstanding Contribution To The Interdisciplinary Pain Management Literature” as presented by the American Journal of Pain Management.
In 1995 he became interested in fibromyalgia combining the SEMG work with qEEG assessments. In 2000 Stu was appointed to the Expert Consensus Panel by the National Fibromyalgia Association and Government of Canada to study and develop a consensus document about fibromyalgia. He has published extensively in the areas of chronic pain, myofascial pain and fibromyalgia.
His present interests include the use of the qEEG in evaluating concussions (mild traumatic brain injury) in the general population including Junior A Hockey players. Presently he is conducting a 4-year study of concussions in junior hockey with 2 papers published to date. He is director of Myosymmetries – a multidisciplinary treatment center. The clientele seen at Myosymmetries includes mild traumatic brain injury (usually post motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries), anxiety and depression, and ADD.
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, other Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Anyone with an interest in the subject
This course is offered at the introductory level.
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