Concussion

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Concussion Information

Concussion is a very important topic for health care providers, athletes, parents, and administrative groups. This resource is intended to provide information for any individual interested in learning more about concussion. The information provided reflects the position on concussion of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™). The ACBSP™ promotes the highest standards of excellence and clinical competence for doctors of chiropractic who specialize in sports medicine and physical fitness. The ACBSP™ provides two tiers of certifications: the Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®) and the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®). Each of these certifications utilizes a competency-based approach to concussion training and evaluation. The area of concussion management is based upon current literature and includes assessment of candidate knowledge.

The ACBSP™ Position Paper on Concussion is a valuable reference for any individual interested in concussion. This position paper provides answers and recommendations regarding concussion management for ACBSP™ certified doctors of chiropractic, doctors of chiropractic, other medical professionals, parents, athletes, and administrative groups.

Doctors of chiropractic with a current CCSP® or DACBSP® certification are qualified to manage the concussed individual in any patient population. Doctors of chiropractic may be qualified to evaluate, diagnosis and manage the concussed individual. The prerequisite management skills for a concussed athlete can be supported by additional education such as the ACBSP™ Concussion Registry Course (ACR-Course). The terminal degree of the healthcare provider does not necessarily render the individual competent to evaluate and manage the concussed athlete. Mastery of the concussion specific knowledge, skills and abilities to navigate the correct pathways of care are the keys to the successful management of the concussed individual. In fact, the states of Alaska, Arizona and Ohio have enacted legislation that allows doctors of chiropractic who maintain a current ACBSP™ certification and are listed on the ACBSP™ Concussion Registry Directory (ACR) to diagnose and manage concussion and/or make return-to-play decisions.

The management of concussion in athletics is an area of sports medicine that is clearly in a continued evolution. Several methods of evaluating and assessing concussion that was once considered standards of care are now defunct. The importance of arriving at correct clinical decisions regarding the assessment, management and return to play criteria of individuals who have sustained concussion remains one of the greatest challenges to sports medicine providers. To assist healthcare providers from any profession who wish to demonstrate a level of competency the ACBSP™ offers an ACR-C.

ACBSP™ CONCUSSION REGISTRY COURSE (ACR-COURSE) AND ACBSP™

CONCUSSION REGISTRY DIRECTORY (ACR)

The purpose of the ACR-Course is to provide a learning format for healthcare providers to voluntarily review current evidence-based concussion management information and to demonstrate competency regarding the evaluations and management of concussion in sport. The healthcare provider will review the course materials and complete an outcome evaluation. The ACR is a list of healthcare professionals who have successfully completed specific training in the evaluation, treatment, and management of concussion in the online, self-paced ACR-Course provided by DConline.

ACBSP™ and DConline collaborate to offer the ACR-Course and the concussion registry. The ACBSP™ administers the registration for the ACR-Course and the listing of healthcare providers on the ACR on ACBSP™ website and DConline provides the content and delivery platform for the ACR-Course. Once the ACBSP™ receives a completed ACR-Course registration form or online order, the healthcare provider’s certification status with the ACBSP™ is verified (if applicable). The ACBSP™ provides DConline the registration information for all qualified and verified healthcare providers upon receiving payment for the course; DConline then initiates the registrant’s access to the course.

The course is updated as new information becomes available regarding sports related concussion.  A major update was completed in July of 2019.

Once a healthcare provider successfully completes the course their name, degree, ACBSP™ certification (if applicable) and date of expiration of their registration in the ACR are listed on the ACR on the ACBSP™ website. In addition, DACBSP® candidates who successfully pass the head trauma station of the DACBSP® practical exam are also listed in the ACR for two years from the date of their practical exam. Each provider’s registration expires two years from the month in which they successfully complete the concussion course.

ACBSP™ certificants may earn CEUs to meet their annual continuing education requirement by completing the ACR-Course. CEUs are awarded 1 CEU/hour actively spent in the online training course up to a maximum of 15 CEUs.

ACR-Course specific information:

  • Time on task: The average learner spends 12.45 hours in the course with an additional 1 hour in the mandatory CDC course; so, the total time commitment is around 13.5 hours. This may change depending upon many factors including prior knowledge, reading rate and technical comfort with distance-based learning.
  • Course delivery: The course uses PowerPoint, videos, narrative lecture, PDFs and outside resources, etc.
  • There are two learning outcome requirements that are comprised of true/false and multiple choice questions.
  • The minimum passing score is 80%.
  • The questions for the outcome will be extracted from the course materials.
  • The registry is not a certification.
  • Healthcare providers who successfully complete the course will be listed on the roster of ACBSP™ Concussion Registry for a two year period.
  • State CEUs are not awarded for this course.

All registrations are completed online using the form below.  If you have questions concerning registration, please call or email Cindy Hayter, Executive Director, at (844) 327-2255 or cindy@acbsp.com.

Concussion Registry

First NameLast NameCertificationDegreeExpirationState
PaulAboshCCSP®DCNovember 2022MD
JeffAbreuCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
DevonAckroydCCSP®DCJuly 2023MO
AmorAdamsDACBSP®DCMay 2023CA
MarcAndersDACBSP®DCJuly 2023FL
BethAntoineCCSP®DCJune 2023WI
MehrakAssadianCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
RebeccaAultCCSP®DCDecember 2021OH
RobertAultCCSP®DCDecember 2021OH
DavidAvolioDACBSP®DCDecember 2022OR
AnnieBabikianDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
JonBaffordDACBSP®DCJuly 2023OH
JustinBakerCCSP®DCJune 2023OH
MorganBaldridgeDACBSP®DCDecember 2021MO
JosephineBallCCSP®DCJuly 2023WV
JenniferBarnesCCSP®DCJuly 2023OR
TaraBathCCSSSP®DCDecember 2022VA
AbrahamBeaberCCSP®DCJune 2023IN
ScottBeaversCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
CarrieBellesonDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
MayBerglundDACBSP®DCJune 2023MT
ZacharyBernardCCSP®DCJuly 2023TX
JennyBess-LennonCCSP®DCJuly 2023CT
PaulBickfordCCSP®DCJuly 2023SC
LukasBiermaierCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
SeanBillingsCCSP®DCDecember 2022CO
JenniferBishopCCSP®DCMay 2023TX
ScottBlattCCSP®DCNovember 2022CA
KatherineBodenbergCCSP®DCJuly 2023MD
HeatherBourdonCCSP®DCJuly 2023MO
HeatherBowyerCCSP®DCDecember 2021FL
AnthonyBrankerDACBSP®DCJune 2023TX
SharonBruceDACBSP®DCJune 2023CA
AshleyBruleyDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
KurtBryantCCSP®DCMay 2023CA
RachaelBryantDACBSP®DCAugust 2022PA
DanielBucekDACBSP®DCDecember 2022IL
DaleBuchbergerDACBSP®DCJune 2023NY
CaseyBunsCCSP®DCJuly 2023MN
ChadBurtCCSP®DCJanuary 2023TX
GregBusbyCCSP®DCJuly 2023OH
JosephBuschCCSP®DCDecember 2022FL
ChaseCarpenterCCSP®DCNovember 2022KS
RandiCaseCCSP®DCOctober 2022NJ
MarkChenDACBSP®DCJune 2023FL
BriannaCheneyCCSP®DCDecember 2022CA
LandonChristyCCSP®DCNovember 2022TX
AliciaChuramanDACBSP®DCJune 2023USVI
KylieClemonsCCSP®DCJanuary 2023OH
MaryCollingsDCJuly 2023TX
LymanConnollyDACBSP®DCJune 2023CA
TerriCooperCCSP®DCJuly 2023IA
ClintCordialCCSP®DCJanuary 2022MT
StaceyCornelsonCCSP®DCJuly 2023WA
RonCottrellCCSP®DCJuly 2022CA
ThomasCrabbeDACBSP®DCDecember 2021MA
KaraCrabillCCSP®DCJuly 2023OH
AbbeyCrouseCCSP®DCJanuary 2023OH
NatashaDebonsCCSP®DCJune 2023WA
TyrelDetweilerCCSP®DCJuly 2023OH
DavdDewarDACBSP®DCJuly 2023OR
RhiannonDickisonCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
JamesDietrickCCSP®DCNovember 2021MI
StephanieDietzCCSP®DCNovember 2021OH
JeremyDiMartinoCCSP®DCJuly 2023GA
SueDoradoCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
JasonDurnasDACBSP®DCJuly 2023IL
KennethEckhardtDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
JohnEmdeDACBSP®DCDecember 2022WA
LeonardErshowDACBSP®DCJuly 2023NJ
JosephEstradaCCSP®DCJuly 2023MI
MichaelFanningDACBSP®DCJanuary 2022CA
JenniferFitchCCSP®DCJuly 2023NM
MikeFloresDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
DavidFosterDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
ChristopherFoustDACBSP®DCJuly 2023OH
RichardFoveauxDACBSP®DCSeptember 2021KS
RobertFredricksonCCSP®DCJuly 2023TX
MatthewFullerCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
NorbertGalCCSP®DCMarch 2023CA
ChristianGedeonCCSP®DCSeptember 2022OH
JulianGilesCCSP®DCJuly 2023MO
JaimeGonzalezCCSP®DCJune 2023TX
JannetGonzalezDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
AustinGoreCCSP®DCApril 2023CO
Blake (Robert)GrahamDACBSP®DCJuly 2023TX
GavanGrahamDACBSP®DCJuly 2023WA
TomGrantisDCDecember 2021NY
JustinGrasmeyerDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
NathalieGravelCCSP®DCJuly 2023NM
CharlesGrayCCSP®DCDecember 2021AK
PaulaGray-MitchellCCSP®DCMay 2022CA
BartGreenDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
A. CarloGuadagnoCCSP®DCJanuary 2022FL
DawnHackerDACBSP®DCOctober 2021OK
JohnHaggertyCCSP®DCDecember 2022OH
AnthonyHallDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
RoyHansenCCSP®DCJuly 2023OK
JasmineHansonCCSP®DCJune 2023MN
GarrettHaponskiCCSP®DCJuly 2023AK
ChelseaHaponskiCCSP®DCJuly 2023AK
MychaelaHarp KoehlerCCSP®DCJuly 2023MN
JeffreyHarrisCCSP®DCJune 2023ID
ChristopherHarrisDACBSP®DCJuly 2023NC
MatthewHartsburgDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CT
PatHelmaDACBSP®DCMay 2023CO
MichaelHerbDACBSP®DCApril 2022OR
DavidHermanCCSP®DCDecember 2021OH
RonaldHernandezDACBSP®DCDecember 2022TX
RoyHnsenCCSP®DCJuly 2023OK
KennethHoangDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
BrianHollanderDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CT
BenjaminHoltDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
MelindaHouleDCDecember 2021NH
HannahHuertaCCSP®DCJune 2023FL
TylerInfieldDACBSP®DCJune 2023OH
MarcJenkinsCCSP®DCJuly 2023NJ
MaykelJimenezCCSP®DCJuly 2023FL
CrystalJimmersonCCSP®DCJuly 2023MT
LiJinjiangCCSP®DCJune 2023GA
ZachJippCCSP®DCJune 2023CO
RikkeJohansenCCSP®DCDecember 2022CA
ClaireJohnsonDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
RyanJohnsonCCSP®DCJuly 2023WA
AaronJonesCCSP®DCJuly 2023MT
JosephKansaoDACBSP®DCJuly 2023NY
RossKeesCCSP®DCJuly 2023TN
BalrajKhakhCCSP®DCJuly 2023WA
DioKimDACBSP®DCAugust 2022CA
MarkKirkCCSP®DCJuly 2023OH
StephenKnoyerCCSP®DCJuly 2023MD
PhillipKotzanCCSP®DCMay 2023CA
BrockKunzCCSP®DCJuly 2023HI
LynneKushnierenkoCCSP®DCJuly 2023NC
AndrewLakeDACBSP®DCDecember 2022CO
SolomonLallouzDACBSP®DCJuly 2023FL
CallieLanceCCSP®DCDecember 2021TN
Warren HLandesbergDACBSP®DCJune 2023NY
DanielLarsonCCSP®DCJuly 2023ID
KennethLauxCCSP®DCMay 2023OH
RobertLavoieCCSP®DCJuly 2023ME
JeremyLeeCCSP®DCJune 2023NY
RyanLeisyCCSP®DCJuly 2023ID
NicoleLeShawCCSP®DCDecember 2022WA
SamLezonCCSP®DCJuly 2023MN
RobinLinsterDACBSP®DCDecember 2022ME
JudyLipkaCCSP®DCApril 2023AL
RyanLoflandCCSP®DCJuly 2023WA
TamaraLovelaceDACBSP®DCAugust 2023NH
ChristinaLujanCCSP®DCDecember 2021NM
BrettLukertCCSP®DCJuly 2023KS
CherylLutherCCSP®DCJune 2023MI
KatherineLynCCSP®DCJuly 2023CO
MichaelLyonsCCSP®DCNovember 2021OH
MelissaMacDonaldCCSP®DCJuly 2023MN
MindyMarDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
BrianMarionCCSP®DCDecember 2022IL
TravisMartinCCSP®DCJune 2023CA
AndreaMartinCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
AndrewMcBainDACBSP®DCJanuary 2023VA
MatthewMcCormackCCSP®DCJuly 2023TX
JontyMcCoyCCSP®DCJuly 2023OH
DanaMcCrackenDACBSP®DCJuly 2023WA
BryanMcDonaldCCSP®DCJuly 2023AL
CarolynMcGrath-YatesCCSP®DCJune 2023TN
RossMcKayCCSP®DCJuly 2023IL
DavidMilamDACBSP®DCJuly 2023WY
MichaelMilanovichCCSP®DCJuly 2023OR
JudeMillerCCSPDCNovember 2022TN
JustinMillerCCSP®DCSeptember 2023PA
AdamMillsopCCSP®DCJuly 2023MN
FrankMiramontiCCSP®DCJuly 2023MI
StevenMitchellDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
AngelaMooreCCSP®DCNovember 2022FL
RandallMooreCCSP®DCJuly 2023CO
ScottMooringCCSP®DCDecember 2021MN
ElizabethMoosDACBSP®DCJanuary 2022CA
DouglasMorrisCCSP®DCJune 2023AZ
KennethMorrisDACBSP®DCJuly 2023GA
BrettMosesCCSP®DCMay 2023WA
BrendanMurrayDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
ToddNarsonDACBSP®DCJuly 2023FL
StephenNeddDACBSP®DCJuly 2023FL
RoniNegroDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
EricNelsonDACBSP®DCJuly 2023NJ
RobertNelsonDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CO
ChristopherNetleyDCAugust 2022MI
WilliamNicholsCCSP®DCDecember 2021KY
GeorgeNicolopoulosCCSP®DCJuly 2023IL
JenniferNolanCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
KarinNosratiCCSP®DCJuly 2023WA
DennisO'HaraDACBSP®DCDecember 2021FL
EricOlsonCCSP®DCJune 2023TX
KellenOtteDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
ThomasOvenellCCSP®DCOctober 2022WA
MaxwellPaetzholdCCSP®DCJuly 2023OR
StevePaganoDACBSP®DCOctober 2022PA
JessicaPaigeDCJuly 2023CA
DebraPearCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
JayPearsonDACBSP®DCJuly 2023WA
KevinPerrinoCCSP®DCJanuary 2022HI
TaraPierceDCJuly 2023CA
KevinPierceDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
JeffreyPoplarskiCCSP®DCJune 2023NY
TysonPottengerDCDecember 2022OH
ShaillyPrasadCCSP®DCJuly 2023AB
MatthewPyhalaCCSP®DCMay 2023AK
WilliamRamseyCCSP®DCJuly 2023OH
JenniferRasmussenDACBSP®DCJuly 2023IA
TimothyRayCCSP®DCJuly 2023OR
ChristopherRaymondCCSP®DCDecember 2021OH
LoganReadingCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
EmilyReckerCCSP®DCJuly 2023IA
JasonReynoldsDACBSP®DCJuly 2023UT
AmyReynoldsCCSP®DCJuly 2023WA
AmyRinkerDACBSP®DCJuly 2023PA
OsvaldoRodriguezDACBSP®DCMay 2023PA
KarenRoitzDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
KevinRoseDACBSP®DCDecember 2022CO
KellyRoushCCSP®DCNovember 2021OH
ToddSalowDACBSP®DCMay 2023IA
AndrewSchmutzCCSP®DCAugust 2022OH
DerekSchollCCSP®DCDecember 2022NE
MahelaniSchreindorferCCSP®DCJune 2023CA
VanceSchuringCCSP®DCJune 2023CO
AndreaSciarrilloCCSP®DCJuly 2023NJ
IsmaelSegarraDACBSP®DCMay 2023PR
NathanSermenoDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
LateefShahidDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
EricShaneDACBSP®DCJuly 2023NM
RonShepherdDACBSP®DCJuly 2023IA
MichaelSilvaCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
FrancescoSinopoliCCSP®DCJune 2023AZ
AttilaSiposCCSP®DCJuly 2023AK
WilliamSissonCCSP®DCJuly 2023NC
RooseveltSmithDCDecember 2021NC
LucasSmithDACBSP®DCJuly 2023OH
ThomasSoleckiDACBSP®DCJune 2023IL
AnneSorrentinoDACBSP®DCJune 2023PA, VA
KirstenSparleyDCJuly 2023CA
LindsayStephensCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
DagnyStrombergCCSP®DCJuly 2023KS
DarrenStrongCCSP®DCJuly 2023NS, CA
PeterSzynkowiczDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CT
MatthewTerreriCCSP®DCDecember 2021OR
HansThurmerCCSP®DCJuly 2023MN
RandallToalCCSP®DCMay 2023CA
TameraTolsonDACBSP®DCJuly 2023KY
TomyTonCCSP®DCJune 2023CA
GabrielTorresCCSP®DCJune 2023WA
JustinToulouseDCJune 2023CA
StevenTrembeckiCCSP®DCMay 2023
TriciaTrembeckiCCSP®DCMay 2023
BrandonTrostCCSP®DCJuly 2023KS
ChrisTsaiDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
LucasTubbsCCSP®DCJuly 2023KS
JohnUngerDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CO
MarcVan DriesscheDACBSP®DCMay 2022WA
JohnVan TasselDCJuly 2023FL
ScottVaninaDACBSP®DCJuly 2023PA
DerekVaughnCCSP®DCApril 2023CO
LindsayVerboortCCSP®DCMay 2023OR
BrianVetterCCSP®DCDecember 2022OH
KyleVonDeylenCCSSP®DCDecember 2022GA
KyleWagnerCCSP®DCJuly 2023WA
JeffWaldropCCSP®DCJuly 2023WA
RobertWalshCCSP®DCMarch 2023CA
JessicaWarkCCSP®DCJune 2023MN
BrandiWasherCCSP®DCJuly 2023TX
BlakeWasingerDACBSP®DCJuly 2023KS
JenniferWattersDACBSP®DCMay 2023CA
CatelynWebberDCJune 2023WA
JeffWellsCCSP®DCSeptember 2022OH
HollyWestbrockDACBSP®DCJuly 2023MN
CalebWhiteCCSP®DCJuly 2023CO
RichardWhitneyCCSP®DCJuly 2023IL
ShaunWiebe-BaileyCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
JamesWileyCCSP®DCJuly 2023CO
MelissaWilkeCCSP®DCJune 2023IL
JeremiahWilliamsCCSP®DCJuly 2023OK
JeffreyWordCCSP®DCJuly 2023WA
RenTszYehDACBSP®DCJuly 2023CA
BrandenYeoCCSP®DCJuly 2023CA
ThomasYoungDACBSP®DCDecember 2022FL
MichelleZarzanaCCSP®DCJune 2023CA
AmandaZimmermanCCSP®DCMay 2023PA
MandyZimmermanCCSP®DCMay 2023PA
KazimieraZippertCCSP®DCJune 2023OH