4 Contact Hours
Description: The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with a review of basic neuroanatomy. Basic structures within the nervous system are described and their functions discussed. This information is important for therapists who treat patients with neurologic dysfunction, both pediatric and adults, because it assists clinicians with identifying clinical signs and symptoms. In addition, it allows the therapists to develop an appreciation of the patient s prognosis and potential functional outcome.
Joel Desotelle, MS OTR/L
Joel is an occupational therapist who specializes in neurological disorders in children and adults. He received his Bachelors of Science (B.S) degree in occupational therapy from Keuka College (Keuka Park, NY) in 1995 and his post-graduate Masters of Science (M.S.) degree from Misericordia University (Dallas, PA) in 2010. He holds a post-graduate certificate in pediatrics from Misericordia University (2006) and has worked in a variety of settings from out-patient pediatrics to in-patient adults. Joel is an experienced author and instructor who has presented on a wide range of topics including stroke rehab, neuromuscular disorders, autism, sensory dysfunction, dementia, falls, and outcomes-based therapy.
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 Nashville, 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: OT, PT
Skill Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 4
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.
At the completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Differentiate between the central and peripheral nervous systems.
2. Identify significant structures within the nervous system.
3. Understand primary functions of structures within the nervous system.
4. Describe the vascular supply to the brain.
5. Discuss components of the cervical, brachial, and lumbosacral plexuses.
Here is the course outline:
Please read the introduction to provide you with important information and tips about your course.
2. Course Objectives - Neuroanatomy: Basic Review for Therapists
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3. Coursework - Neuroanatomy: Basic Review for Therapists
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4. Course Final and Survey - Neuroanatomy: Basic Review for Therapists
The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:
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