There is growing awareness of dysautonomia related to various diagnoses including autoimmune disorders, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, COVID, and traumatic brain injuries, however, there continues to be a gap in knowledge of best practice for interdisciplinary collaboration in the diagnosis and treatment of dysautonomia. This presentation will include original research for context on the assessment and identification of dysautonomia using a Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test in the mTBI population. Although this study is focused on the protracted mTBI population, the information can be translated across the spectrum of diagnoses associated with dysautonomia. This presentation will aim to define and educate providers on the clinical profile of a patient with suspected dysautonomia to improve awareness, outline clinical interventions including a novel standardized and measurable approach to exercise progression, and discuss patient education to manage symptoms of dysautonomia.
Identify and describe the presentation of dysautonomia following mild traumatic brain injury
Discuss performance of the buffalo concussion treadmill test and tilt table test
Explain the clinical management of dysautonomia
Describe patient education on the autonomic nervous system and importance of adhering to protocol