Post-Concussion Follow-Up

This presentation is a discussion of the rehabilitation of the child and adolescent after concussion.

This presentation was originally recorded at CRASH: Injury and the Child, May 15, 2015 Chicago, IL.

Medium: Video with PPT, eLearning

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for primary care providers and specialists interested in injury prevention, treatment of acute injury, and recovery from injury for pediatric patients.


Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognize the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome;
  • Describe the natural history of post-concussion syndrome;
  • Discuss the management of post-concussion syndrome.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
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false Lisa Thornton, MD

Dr. Lisa provides health commentary for numerous TV shows and other media outlets. She has been a contributor on the Dr Oz Show, the Today Show, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and ABC Nightly News. She has practiced medicine in a busy clinical setting for over 15 years and has lectured to corporations and academic institutions.

Dr. Lisa is a specialist in Pediatric Rehabilitation. Her medical practice is dedicated to the care of children with disabilities. She is the Medical Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation for KidsRehab, a joint program between and LaRabida Children’s Hospital, and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital. She is an assistant professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Chicago ’s Pritzker School of Medicine.

In addition to her numerous network television appearances she has been the guest host on the ABC News Now web cast “Healthy Life” on She is the former host and medical consultant for the weekly health magazine show, “Health Corner” which aired on Lifetime TV for 5 seasons. She wrote the forward to the Weight Watcher’s book, “Eat! Move! Play! A Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy Kids” and she wrote the monthly health column for Chicago Parent Magazine for 5 years.

Dr Lisa leads audiences to a greater understanding of a variety of topics including childhood obesity, concussion, traumatic brain injury, parenting, childhood disability, injury prevention, and overall child health and wellness. Dr. Lisa lives near Chicago with her family.



The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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