Active Recovery of the Post-Concussion Patient


November 15, 2018
9:00 AM
Presented by: Diana Toto, MS, Director of Sports Medicine and Business Development, Saint Barnabas Health, RWJBarnabas Health

Diana has served as Program Director for the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas Health since 2011 and currently supports RWJBarnabas Health as Director of Sports Medicine and Business Development for Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Diana obtained her Bachelors in Kinesiology at Penn State University and her Masters in Clinical Exercise Science from East Stroudsburg University. Diana has done hundreds of talks on youth safety, concussion, prevention and sports injury management. She has been in charge of updating concussion management policies and protocols for statewide centers under RWJBarnabas Health for the last six years. Today, under Diana’s leadership, the Morahan Center currently manages over 30 schools across the state for varying services ranging from elementary level to NCAA partnerships as well as 7 satellite programs for concussion care. Diana is also an active member of the BIANJ, and was recently published on acute concussion research in the Journal of Sports Health in 2018.

Course objectives:

  •      –  Create a better understanding of safe progression vs. regression following brain injury
  •      –  Offer tools to keep children and parents engaged and compliant during recovery, leading to better outcomes
  •      –  Provide best practice towards use of a cross-disciplinary model for concussion management
  •      –  Clarify appropriate, safe parameters for acute improvement through physical exercise and academic reduction

Provider ID P10032. The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.