Paper: Topics in Physical Therapy: Neurology

Editor(s): Lisa Riolo, PT, PhD, NCS

Price:

$224.95 Member | $409 Nonmember (fee subject to change-plus shipping & handling)

CEU:
3.0 CEUs (30.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must pass the online posttest with a score of 75% or greater to successfully complete this course.
Course Level:
Basic to Intermediate
Publication Date:
2002
Delivery Method:

Home Study Course- Paperbased course content from APTA and the Neurology Section. This 11-lesson home study course will include: Motor Learning; Current Concepts in the Management of Patients After Stroke; Motor Learning, Management of Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury; and Patients with Vestibular Dysfunction. Each lesson contains self-examination questions.View Course Completion Requirements.

Cover: 3-ring Binder; Pages: 291; ISBN: 978-1-931369-02-2, 2002


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Overview | Objectives | Presenters Bios | CEU Information |Course Completion Requirements|
Overview

The course was designed for the physical therapist that is changing areas of practice and/or desires an update in the basics of neurologic physical therapy. This home-study course has been sent to you as a complete package including: eleven (11) lessons written by leading experts in each subject area, all of which are referenced and include a set of self-assessment questions; a final examination with answer sheet; and a participant evaluation.

*Starting in February 2011 the exam and postcourse evaluation will be completed online on the APTA Learning Center. Course Completion Requirements

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the role of neurophysiology in movement and posture.
  2. Distinguish between learning and performance and design interventions to facilitate learning.
  3. Select appropriate outcome measures to document progress and to prognosticate outcomes in individuals who have had stroke.
  4. Incorporate motor control models into intervention strategies for people who have had stroke.
  5. Identify primary goals and intervention strategies for the physical therapy management of individuals with spinal cord injuries, during both the acute and rehabilitative periods.
  6. Incorporate motor control models into intervention strategies for people who have Parkinson's disease.
  7. Perform an examination of individuals with peripheral nerve injuries.
  8. Apply scientific literature to minimize the disablement process for patients with demyelinating diseases.
  9. Design interventions for patients who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  10. Perform examination and design rehabilitation interventions for patients who have moderate to severe brain injury.
  11. Apply anatomic and physiologic concepts to the management patients with vestibular dysfunction.

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Objectives

Learning Objectives for Topics in Physical Therapy: Neurology

  1. Central and Peripheral Neurophysiological Processes
    Upon completion of this lesson, the learner will understand the role of neurophysiology in movement and posture through the use of current key principles and concepts. It will identify the dynamic capabilities of the nervous system to modify its performance and to adapt to injury.
  2. Motor Learning
    The goal of this lesson is to distinguish between learning and performance and design interventions to facilitate learning. The learner will be introduced to many of the basic issues in motor learning, as well as the definition of motor learning and its stages.
  3. Functional Outcomes Post-stroke
    The goals of this lesson are to define global outcomes using the Nagi model of disablement, examine currently recommended outcome measures for individuals with stroke, and to determine the appropriateness of the interventions identified in a case study scenario.
  4. Acute Rehabilitation Post-stroke
    This lesson presents a conceptual framework designed to link the foundation science of motor control with physical therapy analysis of, and interventions for movement dysfunction in individuals who have experienced a stroke.
  5. Spinal Cord Injury
    The purpose of this lesson is to present critical elements of the rehabilitative process for people with traumatic SCI during acute care, rehabilitation, and postdischarge care. In addition, learners will be able to describe the ascending and descending tracts of the spinal cord and how they relate to determining the level and extent of SCI, as well as identify and recognize the signs, symptoms, and intervention strategies for common medical and secondary complications.
  6. Parkinson's Disease
    This lesson is designed as an update of information in the following areas: physiological basis of PD, with insights in both pharmacological and surgical management of the disease; new options for the measurement of the signs and symptoms of PD from both neurological and rehabilitation perspectives; and the benefits of physical therapy intervention for people with PD.
  7. Peripheral Nerve Injury
    The goal of this lesson is to address those problems associated directly with nerve injury resulting from compression, traction, or transection. Classification of the severity of an injury is also discussed, as well as examination and intervention strategies for nerve injuries.
  8. Demyelinating Diseases
    The purpose of this lesson is to update the clinician on the relevant scientific literature that reinforces the physical therapist's role in minimizing the disablement process for patients with demyelinating diseases.
  9. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    By the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to utilize evaluation skills and new knowledge of the effects of exercise on neuromuscular disease in general and on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in particular. He/she will be able to design interventions with long-range goals for patients who have ALS, incorporating a variety of orthotic and assistive devices, including ADL and mobility aids.
  10. Traumatic Brain Injury
    This lesson provides information on the examination of patients with brain injury and reviews information for predicting functional outcomes in this population. The lesson also discusses strategies for managing hypertonicity and heterotopic ossification (HO), and behavioral and cognitive management strategies during rehabilitation.
  11. Vestibular Dysfunction
    The purpose of this lesson is to review vestibular system anatomy and physiology, describe disorders of the vestibular system and the physical therapy management of patients with vestibular dysfunction, and review studies concerning expected outcomes following vestibular rehabilitation.


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Presenter(s) Bios
 
Lisa Riolo, PT, PhD
, NCS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 3.0 CEUs (30.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2012-13
  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 30.0 Ohio CEUs (13S0283)
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 30.0 Category B Hour
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 30.0 CCUs (#APTA082010TPTA2013016)
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 1.5 CEUs
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy has recognized APTA as an approved provider of continuing education for this course. PA evaluative procedures to treat a person without a referral: 6 DA

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Course Completion Requirements

You will receive a 3-ring binder in the mail, which contains all the required reading in order to complete this course for CEU credit. After you've completed all lessons, you will return to your My Courses page on the APTA Learning Center Web site on the APTA Learning Center Web site to take the online posttest and print your CEU certificate. You must pass the online posttest with a score of 75% or greater to successfully complete this course.

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