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 Export to Your Calendar 4/5/2019 to 4/6/2019
When: Friday & Saturday, April 5 - 6, 2019
Where: Crowne Plaza Princeton
900 Scudders Mill Road
Plainsboro, New Jersey  08536
United States
Contact: (609) 208-0200

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2019 APTANJ Spring Conference

April 5 & 6

(Friday and Saturday)


Crowne Plaza Princeton

900 Scudders Mill Road

Plainsboro, NJ 08536


Featured Speaker

Susan L. Whitney with Paul Vidal


Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

Susan L. Whitney, neurologic clinical specialist, received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and in the department of otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Whitney has authored or coauthored over 125 articles on Medline, plus has written numerous over 30 book chapters related to dizziness and/or balance disorders. She is presently funded by 3 grants from the Department of Defense to study persons with concussion.



Paul Vidal is the owner of Specialized Physical Therapy, LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Sciences in Philadelphia and the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where he earned his doctorate in physical therapy. Dr. Vidal is a board certified orthopaedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He earned his Herdman certificate of achievement in vestibular rehabilitation through Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Vidal has published several peer-reviewed articles and abstracts on the topic of dizziness and concussion. He is currently the President of the American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey.


2 Day Presentation:

Concussion: Effective Management

Concussion is a high priority public health initiative, due to high prevalence and potentially serious long-term consequences that may arise from incomplete recovery and improper management.  Concussion often results in a multitude of symptoms.  Approximately 20% of patients with concussion may not experience a quick recovery, resulting in significant disruption to the performance of work, school and life roles.  This course will review the current information with respect to pathophysiology, epidemiology and biomechanics of concussion, along with pertinent information regarding diagnosis and negative outcome following this injury. A proposed framework for classification following concussion will also be reviewed, along with screening techniques and potential management strategies to influence the course of recovery following concussion.   

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