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Neurological Interventions for Physical Therapy Module 2: Pediatrics - Positioning, CP, Myelomeningocele
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. Identify positioning interventions including W sitting and advantages and disadvantages of these positions.
2. Recognize hand placement on moving a child with head control from prone to sitting.
3. Identify 7 handling tips to handle a child with neurologic deficits.
4. Define postural readiness.
5. Recognize advantages and disadvantages for the sidelying position in children with neurologic deficits.
6. Recognize two carrying positions to encourage head control for children with flexor spasticity.
7. Recognize the technique and hand placement used to assist children with neurologic deficits from the kneeling to half-kneeling position.
8. List 8 anticipated goals for use of adaptive equipment.
9. Recognize the degree of difficulty to move in and out of side sitting.
10. Recognize advantages of the use of a sidelyer in children with neurologic deficits.
11. Identify appropriate toys and motivational strategies for working with children of preschool age.
12. Recognize risk factors associated with cerebral palsy including prenatal factors.
13. Recognize the incidence of rigidity in children with cerebral palsy.
14. Differentiate between the classification of seizures including international classification of seizures and manifestations of seizures.
15. Recognize the influence of 4 tonic reflexes on functional movement.
16. Recognize the advantages of using the prone position to treat a child with spasticity.
17. Identify and differentiate between 10 predictors of ambulation for cerebral palsy and recognize their ambulation potential.
18. Recognize the medical procedure of the baclofen pump and identify its purposes.
19. List and differentiate between 4 myelodysplastic defects.
20. Recognize signs and symptoms of shunt malfunctions in infants, toddlers and school-age children.
21. Recognize 5 positions to be avoided in children with myelomeningocele.
22. Recognize passive range of motion techniques used to prevent contractures and length of time they should be used in infants with myelomeningocele.
23. Recognize orthotic management and ambulation potential at 8 levels of lesions.
24. Recognize the importance of weight shifting in a standing frame including promotion of head and trunk righting reactions.
25. List 6 different mobility options for children with myelomeningocele.
26. Differentiate between 3 chromosome abnormalities including nondisjuntion, deletion and translocation.
27. Recognize the incidence of down syndrome.
28. Identify 8 symptoms of atlantoaxial instability.
29. Define Prader-Willi syndrome.
30. Recognize clinical manifestations of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC).
31. Identify and differentiate between 4 types of osteogenesis imperfecta including their characteristics and severity.
32. Recognize how to handle a child with osteogenesis imperfecta.
33. Differentiate between 12 postural drainage positions including lobes and segments involved.
34. Recognize incidence, etiology and clinical manifestations of acute infantile SMA.
35. Recognize incidence, etiology and clinical manifestations of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
36. Recognize incidence, etiology and clinical manifestations of fragile X syndrome.
37. Identify the 4 levels of retardation and their percentage of the mentally retarded population.
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
Online version: $153
Mail version: $167
Module 2: Pediatrics (10 contact hours)
Module 2 Covers: Chapters 5 through 8
Chapter 5: Positioning and Handling to Foster Motor Function
Chapter 6: Cerebal Palsy
Chapter 7: Myelomeningocele
Chapter 8 Genetic Disorders
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM