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Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant Module 3: Neuromuscular System

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   10
Registration Fee:   $159

At the end of this course the professional will be able to List 4 primary roles of the vestibular system. Recognize muscle weakness, skeletal asymmetry, or joint dysfunction can impair balance and increase the risk of falling. List 6 tips for habituation exercises. Recognize the Functional Reach Test provides a clinical assessment of anticipatory postural control in the anterior direction. Recognize the PEDI focuses on what tasks the child can achieve and not on how the child accomplishes the tasks. Recognize the AIMS is used to examine the motor development of children from birth to 18 months of age. Identify the position of testing for the symmetrical tonic neck reflex. Define cerebral palsy. Identify and differentiate between the 5 levels of severity of the GMFCS. Recognize the most common oral medication used to reduce spasticity in children and adults. Define Chiari II malformation. Recognize that activity-focused interventions emphasize the therapeutic use of purposeful, functional skills, and transferring the use of skills between tasks and environments. Recognize the most common cause of stroke. Identify and differentiate between 5 classifications of neglect. Identify and differentiate between 6 muscle tone grades and their definitions according to the Modified Ashworth Scale. Identify and differentiate the 4 categories that the clinical course of MS typically falls into. Recognize 5 ways used in precooling patients with MS Identify and differentiate between 3 categories of peripheral nerve injury according to Seddon. Recognize a nerve cannot recover if the cell body is damaged. List 7 provocative tests to detect nerve injury. Define chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). Recognize Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) usually presents with distal weakness or atrophy of the lower extremities that result in foot drop and a steppage gait. Recognize the 4 mechanisms of spinal cord injury. Recognize the inflammatory response to spinal cord injury can exacerbate the injury but may also promote recovery. Define autonomic dysreflexia (AD). List and differentiate between 5 spinal cord injury syndromes. Recognize how often spinal cord patients should be turned to provide pressure relief. Recognize locomotor training takes advantage of neural networks in the spinal cord called central pattern generators (CPGs). Recognize skeletal muscle strength decreased by 1 to 1.5 % per day during the first week of bed rest.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants.

This course utilizes text from the softback textbook by Michelle H. Cameron MD, PT, OCS “Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant” ©2011. Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a clear, easy-to-read, evidence-based guide to the PTA's role in patient management, covering the core concepts related to physical rehabilitation and emphasizing the PTA's role in intervention. A treatment-oriented focus addresses each of the four categories of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Preferred Practice Patterns: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary. The final section of the book addresses interventions which overlap many practice patterns.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM