Introduction

7 Contact Hours

Description:

This course discusses common neurological disorders including Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and Postpolio Syndrome and offers each learner strategies for treatment.

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

Skill Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours: 7


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. Describe the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barr syndrome, and postpolio syndrome.
  2. Understand the typical medical and surgical management of persons with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barr syndrome, and postpolio syndrome.
  3. Identify specific treatment interventions relative to the stage/degree of progression and level of impairment or functional limitations of persons with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barr syndrome, and postpolio syndrome.
  4. Discuss strategies for patient and family education to address functional limitations of individuals with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barr syndrome, and postpolio syndrome.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Treating Common Neurological Disorders

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3. Coursework - Treating Common Neurological Disorders

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4. Course Final and Survey - Treating Common Neurological Disorders

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion