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Neurological Interventions for Physical Therapy Module 1: Neuroanatomy, Motor Control/Development
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy
Contact Hours: 10
Registration Fee: $159
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the neurological interventions for physical therapy in multiple settings.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
1. Recognize the elements of patient/client management leading to optimal outcomes.
2. Identify the role of the physical therapist assistant in treating patients with neurologic deficits.
3. Differentiate between the four lobes of the cerebrum including frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes.
4. Identify and differentiate between behaviors attributed to the left and right brain hemispheres.
5. Recognize three main functions of the spinal cord.
6. Recognize the use of the Babinski sign in corticospinal tract damage.
7. Differentiate between 12 cranial nerves and their connection to the brain.
8. Recognize the 9 arteries that form the circle of Willis.
9. List and differentiate between primitive reflexes including their age at onset.
10. Differentiate between the four stages of motor control.
11. Define motor learning.
12. Differentiate between the 3 phases of motor learning.
13. Differentiate between open and closed skills and identify examples of each skill.
14. Recognize Piaget’s 4 stages of cognitive development including their characteristics.
15. Define epigenesis.
16. Recognize 8 fine-motor milestones from birth to 12 months.
17. Identify and differentiate between important stages of motor development for ages 1 month to 24 months.
18. Recognize what age control of the head against gravity in a supine position is first achieved.
19. Define characteristics of the “high guard” position.
20. Recognize types of jumps achieved by children in terms of progressive difficulty for ages 18 months to 42 months.
21 Recognize the ages that hand preference is well established by.
23. Differentiate between 3 common forms in which adults rise to a standing position.
24. Recognize and differentiate between vertical gravity line landmarks in a younger person and an older person.
25. Recognize characteristics of Parkinson disease(PD) including incidence, etiology and clinical manifestations.
26. Recognize the 5 stages of the Hoehn and Yahr classification of disability.
27. Identify and differentiate between 23 medications used for neurologic disorders.
28. Recognize characteristics of multiple sclerosis including incidence, etiology and clinical manifestations.
29. Recognize stretching techniques to be used in patients with spasticity.
30. Recognize guidelines for use of 3 ankle-foot orthoses including advantages, disadvantages and relative contraindications.
31. Identify nonfatiguing exercise protocols for aerobic interval training including resistance, frequency, duration and intervals.
Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy Assistants
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By Suzanne “Tink” Martin, PT, MACT and Mary Kessler, PT, MHS.
This course utilizes text from the softcover textbook by Suzanne Martin and Mary Kessler “Neurological Interventions for Physical Therapy” ©2007. This text provides a link between the pathophysiology of neurologic deficits and possible rehabilitation interventions for improving movement outcomes. It introduces the structure and function of the nervous system and describes normal motor development, motor control and motor learning, pathophysiology of the nervous system and common treatment techniques used in physical therapy practice for both adults and pediatric patients.
This 512 page book with 715 illustrations has been broken down by chapters into 3 modules (check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession). Each module can be purchased separately or combined with one or all of the other modules as a bundle pack. Individual modules are available in our online format (PDF Download) available instantly, or by mail.
Our mail order format allows our customer to obtain a hardcopy of the course materials. When you choose the mail format we will rush you your course materials the next business day via USPS Priority, UPS Ground or UPS 2nd Day Air.
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Module 1: Introduction (10 contact hours)
Module 1 Covers: Chapters 1,2,3,4 and 13
Chapter 1: The Role of the Physical Therapist and PT Assistant in Neurologic Rehabilitation
Chapter 2: Neuroanatomy
Chapter 3: Motor Control and Motor Learning
Chapter 4: Motor Development
Chapter 13: Other Neurologic Disorders
Online version: $153
Mail version: $167
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM