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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Neurological Rehabilitation” by Darcy A. Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Rolando T. Lazaro, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, Margaret L. Roller, PT, MS, DPT, and Gordon U. Burton, PhD, OTR/L © 2013, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

This text provides expert guidance on the therapeutic management of people with functional movement limitations and quality of life issues following a neurological event.  From an essential review of basic theory and commonly used intervention strategies to the latest screening and diagnostic tests, plus new treatment approaches for today’s clinical practice.

A problem solving approach helps you apply your knowledge to examinations, evaluations, prognoses, and interventions for movement disorders initially caused by peripheral or central nervous system problems.  Included at the end of each section are case examples providing opportunities for the readers to deal with specific movement problems seen in patients.  Also included are case studies that use real-world examples to improve problem-solving skills.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 1262 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 9 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).

Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 5:  Neurovascular Entrapment Syndromes, Multiple Sclerosis, Basal Ganglia Disorders, Movement, Balance and Vestibular Dysfunction

Chapter 18:  Beyond the Central Nervous System:  Neurovascular Entrapment Syndromes
Chapter 19:  Multiple Sclerosis
Chapter 20:  Basal Ganglia Disorders
Chapter 21:  Movement Dysfunction Associated with Cerebellar Damage
Chapter 22:  Balance and Vestibular Dysfunction

Module Goals

Course Goals and Objectives

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Neurological Rehabilitation through understanding Neurovascular Entrapment Syndromes, Multiple Sclerosis, Basal Ganglia Disorders, Movement, Balance and Vestibular Dysfunction.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the second level of organization that consists of a collection of many nerve fibers.
  2. Understand pathogenesis of neurovascular entrapment.
  3. Recognize suggested modifications to a standard biomechanical evaluation.
  4. Discuss core components of treatment.
  5. Explain towel traction unit.
  6. Define multiple sclerosis (MS).
  7. Discuss the four types and clinical characteristics of MS.
  8. Understand medical management for people with MS.
  9. Recognize tremor management.
  10. Identify the affects of MS.
  11. Discuss the goals of rehabilitation for persons with MS.
  12. Define spasticity.
  13. Identify what the caudate nucleus and putamen are often referred to together as.
  14. Understand the pathways to the motor system.
  15. Identify specific clinical problems arising from basal ganglia dysfunction.
  16. Recognize the symptoms of Parkinson disease.
  17. List exercises that promote context-dependant responses for people with movement disorders.
  18. Explain Huntington disease.
  19. Discuss the treatment of Huntington disease.
  20. Differentiate betweenmovement disorders and their characteristics.
  21. List neurological effects of heavy meta poisoning.
  22. Recognize the most striking and debilitating effect of the damage to the cerebellum.
  23. Understand functional longitudinal cerebral zones.
  24. Identify the term used to describe impairment of multijoint movements resulting in uncoordinated multijoint movement.
  25. Discuss impaired motor learning.
  26. List two common standardized rating scales that quantify the severity of cerebellar ataxia.
  27. Discuss the controversy of weighting.
  28. Understand the motor components of balance.
  29. List the types of balance tests.
  30. Explain active stepping.
  31. Discuss developing a treatment plan for the person with balance and vestibular dysfunctions.
  32. List high-technological options therapist use in the remediation of balance deficits.
  33. Identify the most important role of vestibular information for postural control.
  34. Explain the inadequate use of available sensory reference.