The Concussion-Subluxation Complex

March 23, 2019 1:00 PM - March 24, 2019 2:00 PM (EDT)


Presented by:  Charles S. Masarsky, DC

This two-day, 12 CE course will discuss the features of concussion as they are currently understood, including clinical assessment and management.

The course will open with the definition of concussion according to the Zurich conference. Further characterization of concussion will be drawn from information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The mutual impact of the vertebral subluxation complex (VSC) and concussion on each other will then be explored. This issue is the organizing concept of this course: the concussion-subluxation complex.

After this introduction, the clinical assessment of concussion will be undertaken, beginning with history, red flags for emergency care, complicating factors, and relevant forms. Then, physical examination will be discussed, including balance examination, memory and attention assessment, visual assessment, reaction time, and upper limb coordination.

The discussion of concussion management will include considerations for return to play, return to work, and return to class. A review of the literature on the effect of chiropractic adjustments on selected components of concussion will further elucidate the nature of the concussion-subluxation complex.

Non-pharmaceutical adjuncts relevant to concussion management will be reviewed.  Two complications of chronicity are explored: post-concussion hypopituitarism and post-concussion stroke. These topics are discussed as they relate to the chiropractic adjustment.


Sat 1:00p - 7:00p, Sun 8:00a - 2:00p


About the Presenter: 

Dr. Charles S. Masarsky received his B.S. & M.S. in Bio-Science at Cornell and SUNY Stony Brook respectively. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic from NYCC in 1981. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve 1976-1982 in Hempstead, NY as a Basic Medical Specialist, notably receiving a U.S. Army Reserve Commendation Medal in 1981.

Dr. Masarsky currently practices at his office in Vienna, VA, in the suburbs of Washington DC. Since 2003, he has taught at Northern Viginia (NOVA) Community College-Annandale as Adjunct Assistant Professor for Human Anatomy and Physiology. Along with his wife, Dr. Marion Todres-Masarsky, he has co-written numerous articles and has had numerous papers published in multiple health-related journals.


Radisson Hotel Harrisburg

1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA, 17011, United States

Discounted overnight rate $109 through Feb 21, call 717-763-7117

Seminar will be held in meeting room:  GOVERNOR B


Through 3/10

After 3/10

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Early Bird discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

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Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association
Name: Jessica Sell

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