Happy Brain Concussion Care

Trauma Free Treatment

Overview:

The Happy Brain program is a neuro-muscular based approach to evaluation and treatment of concussed patients. Neurological dysfunction is objectively identified and manually manipulated with Trauma-Free Treatment© protocols to address concussion related signs and symptoms.

The Happy Brain program is a network of certified providers that are trained to evaluate and treat mild traumatic brain injured patients, both acute and chronic, using Trauma-Free Treatment© protocols.

Happy Brain© Provider Certification

Happy Brain© neurological evaluation procedures:

  • Vestibulo-Occular Reflex
  • Visual Error Scoring System
  • Cranial Nerve 5 Test – Bite Test
  • Cranial Nerve 7 Test – Cheek Puff
  • Cranial Nerve 12 Test – Tongue
  • Jaw Function Test
  • Balance Test

Happy Brain© Certification

Healthcare providers can become certified by completing intensive training in evaluation and treatment protocols.

Course Objectives

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Describe pathophysiology as it relates to concussions.

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Discuss the diagnosis and prognosis of concussions.

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Review concussion red flags and dangers of manipulation.

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Understand the health concerns of pediatric athletes.

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Explore diagnostic tests to evaluate concussion status.

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Demonstrate non-thrust treatment techniques.

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Introduce the half-somersault maneuver for vertigo relief.

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Address cranial nerve lesions with manipulation techniques.

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Explore sleep strategies for concussed patients.

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Incorporate nutritional support for better brain function.

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Discuss effects of strength and cardio exercise on the brain.

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Apply mobility exercises to improve musculoskeletal function.

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Integrate PreActive StretchingSM protocols to improve agility.

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Explain return to lifestyle guidelines.

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Understand modifying factors for RTP.

Happy Brain Concussion Care – Provider Certification

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Happy Brain© Training Program

Happy Brain© Training Program Test Questions

The type of forceful manipulative thrust of the upper cervical spine which has the greatest risk is with a _____ element ?

a) lateral
b) rotational*
c) distraction
d) anterior to posterior

A definitive sign of concussion is ?

a) excessive sleep
b) amnesia
c) headache
d) loss of consciousness*

Diagnostic evaluation for concussion includes all except?

a) oculomotor function
b) olfactory function*
c) balance movements
d) cognitive testing

The most common fatal brain injury for the pediatric population is?

a) Alzheimer’s
b) dementia pugilistica
c) post concussion syndrome
d) second-impact syndrome*

The most common cognitive sign of concussion is ?

a) excessive sleep
b) irritability
c) headache
d) confusion*

Concussion red flags includes all except ?

a) nausea*
b) vomiting
c) degrading coordination
d) unconsolable infant

The temporals muscle attaches to the?

a) jaw*
b) tongue
c) inner ear
d) maxilla

Nausea can be caused by tension on the ______ nerve at the C1 level.

a) occipital
b) auricular
c) hypoglossal
d) vagus*

Nutritional support includes all of the following except ?

a) coconut oil
b) caffeine*
c) omega 3
d) water

Sleep strategies include all of the following except ?

a) darkened room
b) noise free environment
c) dim night light*
d) phone ringer off

Dizziness can be reduced by the patient performing ?

a) Epley maneuver
b) half somersault maneuver*
c) cardiovascular exercise
d) resistance exercise

Conservative treatment for acute concussions includes all except?

a) HVLA adjusting*
b) cognitive rest
c) physical rest
d) decompression/traction

Ball to wall cervical exercises are designed to improve?

a) half somersault maneuver
b) cardiovascular endurance
c) muscle power output
d) joint/muscle mobility*

Return to work/school guidelines do not include?

a) reduced computer use
b) avoid stressful environments
c) work until fatigued*
d) naps at work/school

The most profound modifying factor for returning a TBI patient to activity is?

a) loss of consciousness*
b) nausea
c) emotional lability
d) sleep disorders

Cervical stretching exercises should be performed?

a) slow and painfree*
b) fast to increase blood flow
c) to the end range of motion
d) statically for 60 seconds

“After 25 years of practice, I can still learn new skills. Thanks Dr. Turnbull for an excellent seminar.”

Dr. George Ruggi, DC, CCSP –

New York

(503) 805-3865

learn@myotonicfacilitation.com

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