Friday, January 31, 2020

ImPACT Webinar

Hello everyone,

On April 25th, Dr. Fitzgerald and crew will be hosting an ImPACT webinar for Optometrist that are looking to add ImPACT as a tool for their concussion management within their practice. For more information, please email Dr. Fitzgerald at and she will send you additional information and pricing for attendance.

Hope to see you there,

Michael Schwartz, ATC

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year!!
2020 is your year.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful beginning to the year.
As with all New Year's resolutions--mine is to log on often to the blog and share pertinent information.  I hope that you will email in questions, so as to keep it relevant to what you need.

With that said let's get started.

Remember for concussion diagnosis management and treatment.
We start with suspicion of injury and symptom and symptom provocation.

On the website in the documents category you will find the Post concussion symptom survey.(PCSS)
We start by having the student athlete/patient fill out the symptom survey to do self-reporting symptoms.  From there you do your testing.  Both structure to rule out blow out fracture, iritis, detached retina.  To function--remember it is not about visual acuity if it is a functional problem--it is about receded NPC(near point of convergence).

A high amount of people have a receded NPC, decreased accommodation--why they are spatial.
They do not know where they are in space--they do not know where heir head is in space--it is alway vision-vestibular. We can not separate out the vision from the vestibular.
We did 249 concussions on RightEye--the ratio was 10 to 1 to 1.  RightEye showed that the student athlete was 10 times more probable to have a parietal/cerebellum affect then frontal/cerebellum to brainstem!!
That is an important piece of information--start in the periphery--compression--It's spatial!!

It is NPC not VA.

Keep tuned in for more and ask questions.
warm regards