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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 6:  Hemiplegia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumors, Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders, and Aging, Dementia, and Disorders of Cognition

Chapter 23:  Movement Dysfunction Associated with Hemiplegia
Chapter 24:  Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 25:  Brain Tumors
Chapter 26:  Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders of the Brain
Chapter 27:  Aging, Dementia, and Disorders of Cognition

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 Hemiplegia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumors,  Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders, and Aging, Dementia, and Disorders of Cognition.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Identify a classic sign of neurovascular disease of the brain.
  2. Recognize thrombosis and transient ischemic attacks.
  3. Explain clinical symptoms and laboratory findings for neurovascular disease.
  4. Discuss the recovery of motor function after a stroke.
  5. Recognize patterns of recovery.
  6. Identify the reeducation strategy for intervention.
  7. List the characteristics of a spasticity muscle.
  8. Discuss the five steps for intervention for severe or chronic arm pain.
  9. Understand ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) used in clients with hemiplegia from stroke.
  10. Identify the incidence of brain injuries for males and females.
  11. List  factors that can influence management and recovery after a traumatic brain injury.
  12. Identify the primary contributor to activity limitation in most clients with TBI who scored at moderate to severe levels on the GOS.
  13. Discuss the Modified Ashworth Scale.
  14. Recognize intervention efficacy.
  15. Identify a system that provides a means of predicting return of functional skills and long-term activity limitation.
  16. Understand the Rancho Levels of Functioning.
  17. List two distinct categories of patients in the United States that brain tumors typically occur.
  18. Identify the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor.
  19. Discuss the correlation between clinical symptoms and anatomical location of a brain tumor.
  20. Explain one of the challenges in delivering cytotoxic drugs to the brain.
  21. Identify when physical therapy should be performed, during a week stay, in a brain tumor clinical pathway.
  22. Discuss how to measure quality of life for clients living extended lives with brain tumors.
  23. Understand the categorization of inflammatory disorders.
  24. Explain the reports of the long-term outcome of individuals with bacterial meningitis.
  25. Discuss general therapeutic intervention procedures in relation to intervention goals.
  26. Explain how the influence of spasticity that interferes with the repositioning of the extremity can be reduced.
  27. Recognize when all sensory inputs should evoke the correct response on the part of the client.
  28. Discuss the paradigm for aging, the brain, and learning.
  29. Identify the impairment of some or all aspects of intellectual functioning in a person who is fully alert.
  30. List the three stages the body goes through when a stressor (stimulus) is applied.
  31. Understand older adults learning styles and communication.
  32. Recognize accidental hypothermia development in older people.
  33. List the common causes of irreversible dementia.
  34. Identify the largest private foundation funding research on dementia.