Management of Difficult Concussions

June 14, 2023
2:00 pm ET
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Course Information

June 14, 2023
Scott Burkhart
1.5 Category A CEUs

Course Description:

  • This course will cover the etiology and identification of difficult concussions along with interventions and treatment/management interventions. Possible factors resulting in recommended referrals as well as referral options will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the etiology of difficult concussions and possible causes.
  • Understand complicating patient factors which may be a reason for referral to additional resources.
  • Explain symptoms and patient presentation which could warrant behavioral health interventions.


  • Name: Scott Burkhart
  • Title: Senior Program Director, Sports Neuropsychology
  • Organization: Children’s Health Andrews Institute
  • Bio: Dr. Burkhart is a fellowship trained neuropsychologist with subspeciality training in sport concussion treatment and management. Dr. Burkhart earned his doctoral degree from George Fox University Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology in Newberg, Oregon. He completed an internship residency in clinical assessment and neuropsychology at Tewksbury Hospital in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He then completed a fellowship in sports concussion at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Concussion Program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received additional training in pediatric sports concussion and sports concussion in children with developmental and cognitive diagnoses. Dr. Burkhart is one of the few pediatric sports concussion neuropsychologists specializing in pediatrics and sports concussion in pediatric patients with developmental and cognitive diagnoses. Dr. Burkhart has published multiple research articles related to sports concussion treatment and management in pediatrics, athletes with ADHD and learning disabilities, and motocross. Dr. Burkhart’s current research interests include; sideline diagnosis of sports concussion, utilizing various measures to predict recovery from sports concussion, the benefits of early physical exercise on recovery from sports concussion, and improving the treatment and management of sports concussion in pediatric athletes with developmental and cognitive diagnoses. Dr. Burkhart provides consultation and oversight related to sports concussion for multiple collegiate universities including Florida State University. He currently provides treatment and management of sports concussion injuries for many of the elite and professional motocross athletes across the country.

Target Audience:

  • AT, PT, OT, MD/DO, PhD/PsyD, RN

Course Format:

  • Virtual, synchronous activity taking place via Zoom

Difficulty Level:

  • Advanced

Registration Limit:

  • Up to 1000

Practice Domain:

  • Injury and illness prevention and wellness promotion
  • Examination, assessment, and diagnosis
  • Therapeutic Intervention


  • FREE activity

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • No fee was charged for this activity


  • Sway Medical (BOC AP#: P12055) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for a maximum of (1.5) hours/Category A CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


  • This activity is not sponsored.

Required Materials and Equipment:

  • This activity will require a computer or phone with a stable internet connection.