This online continuing education course includes an e-book and exam that
addresses the identification and management spine related and peripheral
nervous system injuries. It contains abridged content from Handbook
of Neurological Sports Medicine.
Mini e-book consisting of chapters from Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine
Continuing education exam
Describe various cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine injuries and their clinical features.
Understand the complexity of the osseous spinal column and how the different parts function as a unit.
Identify deficiencies or imbalances in sections of the spinal column and become aware of how to treat and rehabilitate patients with deficiencies or imbalances.
Be able to identify when a safe return to play can be made for the patient.
Spine and Nerve Injuries Online CE Course provides a detailed discussion of traumatic spine and nerve injuries, including injuries to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, and the soft tissue and fascia within the spinal unit. It provides an overview of peripheral nervous system injuries to ensure medical professionals understand those serious and potentially career-ending issues and reviews facets of optimal response with suspected or proven spinal injury. Authored by a respected team of neurosurgeons, including highly regarded concussion researcher Julian Bailes, this evidence-based reference offers expert guidelines for managing these serious injuries.
The evaluation and management of sport-related neurological injuries have matured at an unprecedented rate. Spine and Nerve Injuries Online CE Course is a critical resource for all who encounter and treat traumatic spine and nerve injuries by providing the foundation for athletic medical practitioners to give their patients the best treatment possible.
The required reading, Spine and Nerve Injuries, is an abridged version of the comprehensive text, Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine (Human Kinetics, 2014).
Chapter 16. Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Injuries: Types, Causal Mechanisms, and Clinical Features
Background and Epidemiology
Types of Tissue Injuries and Neurologic Syndromes
Common Cervical Injuries and Conditions
Common Thoracic Injuries
Common Lumbar Injuries
Chapter 17. Management of Spine Injuries, Including Rehabilitation, Surgical Considerations, and Return to Play
Treatment and Rehabilitation
Cervical Spine Injuries and Their Management and Treatment
Cervical Spine Injury: Return to Play
Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries and Their Management
A continuing education course for athletic trainers, physical
therapists, emergency medical technicians, and physicians.
Anthony L. Petraglia, MD, graduated from the University of
Chicago in 2002 with a BA in neuroscience and earned his medical degree
from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in
2007. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at the
University of Rochester Medical Center in 2014. Petraglia was the first
neurosurgery resident to complete a neurological sports medicine
fellowship and is currently an attending neurosurgeon at Unity Health
System in Rochester, New York, where he is also the director of the
Petraglia has presented nationally and internationally on neurological
sports medicine, has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters on
various aspects of neurological surgery, and performs editorial duties
for several medical journals. His membership in professional
organizations includes the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and
the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), and he has
served as an assistant to the Sports Medicine Section of the AANS/CNS.
He has worked as a physician with several collegiate and high school
football teams, as a neurosurgical consultant for the Webster Youth
Sports Council, and as a medical director for cyclocross racing.
Julian E. Bailes, Jr., MD, earned a BS from Louisiana State
University in 1978 and his MD from Louisiana State University School of
Medicine in New Orleans in 1982. He completed a general surgery
internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1983 and a neurological
surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1987, as well
as a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological
Institute in Phoenix.
Bailes was director of cerebrovascular surgery at Allegheny General
Hospital in Pittsburgh from 1988 until 1997 and later at Celebration
Health Hospital in Orlando, where he also was the director of emergency
medical services at both the city and county levels. In 2000, Bailes
assumed the position of professor and chair in the department of
neurosurgery at West Virginia University School of Medicine in
Morgantown. He most recently assumed the position of chair of the
department of neurosurgery at NorthShore University Health System in
Chicago and is co-director of the Neurological Institute.
Bailes is a past chair of the Sports Medicine Section for the American
Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has more than 100 publications
concerning various aspects of neurological surgery, including three
books on neurological sports medicine, and performs editorial duties for
numerous medical journals. He is an internationally recognized expert on
neurological athletic injuries and has been a team physician at either
the National Football League (NFL) or collegiate level for more than 20
years. Since 1992, he has been the neurological consultant to the NFL
Players’ Association (NFLPA), which has sponsored his research on the
effects of head injuries on professional athletes. He is the director of
the NFLPA’s Second Opinion Network. He is the medical director of the
Center for Study of Retired Athletes, which is affiliated with the NFLPA
and the University of North Carolina, and is the medical director of Pop
Warner Football, the nation’s largest youth football association.
Arthur L. Day, MD, graduated from Louisiana State University
Medical School in 1972.
He completed his surgical internship in Birmingham, Alabama, and
subsequently completed his residency in neurological surgery and
fellowship in brain tumor immunology at the University of Florida
College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.
Day practiced at the University of Florida for 25 years, ultimately
rising to the positions of professor, co-chair, and program director of
the department of neurological surgery at the University of Florida. In
2002, he moved to Boston to assume a position as a professor of surgery
at Harvard Medical School with a clinical practice at Brigham and
Women’s Hospital. While there, he served as the associate chair and
residency program director of the department of neurological surgery at
Brigham and Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Boston. Subsequently, he
was the chair of the department and also the director of the
Cerebrovascular Center and the Neurologic Sports Injury Center at
Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He co-founded and directed an annual
meeting at Fenway Park addressing the latest knowledge and treatments of
athletic-related neurological injuries. He currently is professor, vice
chair, residency program director, and director of clinical education in
the department of neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School
Day has held leadership positions in many medical professional societies
and has received numerous awards and honors. He has published almost 170
journal articles and book chapters and has co-edited a book about
neurological sports injuries. He is an internationally recognized expert
in neurological sports medicine. For the past 30 years, he has served as
a consulting physician for multiple NCAA and National Football League