Concussion Management in the Classroom and Return to Learn Recommendations for the Student

West Des Moines, IA US
March 22, 2023

This is a closed course, and registrations are not being accepted.

Target Audience



  1. Define basic pathophysiology of a concussion.
  2. Recognize common characteristics of a concussion.
  3. Identify current trends in concussion management. 
  4. Identify way to support students who have been diagnosed with a concussion.


Lauren Mach, PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Mach is a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer in the Des Moines University Clinic Physical Therapy at the MidAmerican RecPlex in West Des Moines. Her clinical emphasis is on treating orthopedic, sports injuries, concussions, and the active older adult using a combination of manual therapy, functional dry needling, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic exercise, and self-management techniques. She is certified as a certified athletic trainer and certified in functional dry needling, manual physical therapy, ASTYM treatment for soft tissue injury, and scar reduction. Dr. Mach graduated from Clark College with her bachelor of science degree in athletic training in 2008 and her doctorate of physical therapy degree in 2010.

View Dr. Mach's full biography.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/22/2023 - 3:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
03/22/2023 - 4:30pm CDT
The MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex
6500 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Accreditation Statements

  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Lauren Mach, PT, DPT, ATC - Speaker


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON


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This is a closed course, and registrations are not being accepted.