Introduction

5 Contact Hours

Description: This course helps each therapist understand myelomeningocele, the complications seen in children as a result of this disorder, and the interventions used to work with these kids. This intermediate level course is appropriate for occupational and physical therapists and assistants.

Instructors:

Sherry Rickman, DPT

Sherry received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Tennessee and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Belmont University in Nasheville, TN. Her experience as a contract physical therapist has helped her develop a wide range of expertise, enabling her to teach on a number of topics including: wound care, joint replacement, stroke rehab, and pain management. Despite her expertise as a clinician, Sherry's strongest asset is her relentless pursuit to help her patients get better. For that, she is constantly looking to improve her own skills and the skills of others around her. Sherry is a single mother of one daughter and enjoys sitting by her creek when she is not working.

Course Text (required): Neurological Interventions for Physical Therapy, 2nd ed. (2007) written by Suzanne "Tink" Martin, PT, MACT, and Mary Kessler, PT, MHS - Copyright 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Audience: PT, PTA, OT, OTA

Skill Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours: 5


The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from "Neurological Interventions for Physical Therapy, 2nd ed." (2007) written by Suzanne "Tink" Martin, PT, MACT, and Mary Kessler, PT, MHS - Copyright 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Understand the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of myelomeningocele.
2. Describe common complications seen in children with myelomeningocele.
3. Differentiate the medical and surgical management of children with myelomeningocele.
4. Articulate the role of the therapist in the treatment of children with myelomeningocele.
5. Explain appropriate interventions for children with myelomeningocele.
6. Recognize the importance of functional training throughout the life span of a child with myelomeningocele.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Treating Children with Myelomeningocele (MMC) Complex

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3. Coursework - Treating Children with Myelomeningocele (MMC) Complex

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4. Course Final and Survey - Treating Children with Myelomeningocele (MMC) Complex

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion