Lecture Topic: Gender Specific Hormonal and Cognitive Responses after tCMPS Induced Stress Reduction in Concussion Patients
Post-concussion syndrome is a set of symptoms that may continue for weeks, months, or a year or more after a concussion. PCS symptoms include headaches, chronic pain, dizziness, fatigue, memory problems and insomnia. It is supported in the literature that sports-related and military-related head traumas antagonize stress levels. The sympathetic system is designed for short term survival, and “upregulation” or persistent tone in this system, commonly called stress, is believed to be related to PCS symptomatology, longer recovery times and cognitive decline in memory. This lecture will present the first sex-dependant study analyzing the specific influence of tCMPS induced HPA stress deactivation has on endocrine sex hormones, cognitive performance and Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) symptomatology when applied to a n=35 sample Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) patients.
Kelly Armstrong has been an Occupational Therapist for over 18 years and currently has a private practice in Jacksonville, FL. She has worked in various clinical settings and populations during her career. She has specialized in Pediatrics, Pain Management and has recently turned her focus to Women’s Health Issues. She is certified in CraniaJ Integration (SIPT), Interactive Metronome, and Therapeutic Listening. She has also extensively studied Oriental Medicine, NeuroAnatomical Acupuncture, and Integrative Pain Therapies and holds a Masters degree as a Pain Practitioner (MPP). Kelly is the author of “Functional Acupuncture for Women’s Health,” and co-author of “Functional Acupuncture for Pain Management.” Kelly Armstrong in an international speaker, lecturing extensively on the topics of Scar Release Therapy, Cranial Release, Pain Management, Pediatric Health, and Women’s Health for over 5 years. Kelly has authored eight (8) scientific papers over the past 18 months.