Concussion Management in an Adolescent

A Concusion Health Summit Lecture Series | Audio Lecture 4: A case study that involves a 17-year-old female who suffered concussion at cheerleading practice.


The Concussion Management in an Adolescent audio lecture focuses on a 17-year-old female who suffered her first diagnosed concussion at cheerleading practice and was unable to make independent recovery with rest and school accommodations. Patient was making progress with interventions of manual therapy, vestibular, visual, exertional, strengthening, and trigger point dry needling, however was continuing to have headache symptoms. Specific questioning revealed history of temporal-mandibular dysfunction (TMD) as a contributing factor to headaches. Once TMD was recognized and treated it allowed for a quicker and complete recovery in a patient post-concussion.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe a multidisciplinary team
  • Be specific with subjective
  • Describe a multimodal approach to assessment/treatment
  • Understand the integration of Trigger Point Dry Needling

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Rob Hofschulte, PT, DPT, LAT
Rob Hofschulte, PT, DPT, LAT

Rob Hofschulte, PT, DPT, LAT earned his Bachelor's in Athletic Training from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 2012 and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marquette University in 2015. Rob spent one year working for an orthopedic private practice in northern Wisconsin prior to becoming a part of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Sports Medicine Program in Milwaukee. As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, Rob utilizes a multi-modal approach to educate families and assist patients through the concussion recovery process. Rob is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Concussion Health.

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