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Course Description

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 7:  Visual Perceptual Dysfunction, Urinary Dysfunction, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System Health in Populations with Neurological Disorders, and HIV: Living with a Chronic Illness

Chapter 28:  Disorders of Vision and Visual- Perceptual Dysfunction
Chapter 29:  Pelvic Floor Treatment of Incontinence and Other Urinary Dysfunctions in Men and Women
Chapter 30:  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System Health in Populations with Neurological Disorders
Chapter 31:  Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection:  Living with a Chronic Illness

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 Visual Perceptual Dysfunction, Urinary Dysfunction, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System Health in Populations with Neurological Disorders, and HIV: Living with a Chronic Illness.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Identify infancy visual input and sensations.
  2. Understand the visual pathway.
  3. Explain the ability to bring near objects into clear focus automatically and without strain.
  4. List types of strabismus.
  5. Identify the leading cause of blindness in the Western world.
  6. Discuss visual screening.
  7. Recognize visual dysfunction and balance disorders.
  8. Understand color perception in the client with brain damage.
  9. Discuss the normal ability to construct that involves any type of performance in which parts are put together to form a single entity.
  10. Discuss the prevalence of urinary incontinence.
  11. Define incontinence.
  12. Identify the causes of stress in urinary incontinence.
  13. Understand the somatic innervation of the pelvic floor.
  14. Discuss what physical therapist have to ask about when working with female clients with incontinence.
  15. Explain strengthening exercises of the pelvic floor muscle.
  16. List what can be used when a client has cognitive problems and cannot go to the bathroom independently.
  17. Discuss possible combinations of treatment options for urgency incontinence.
  18. Identify physiological responses to exercise.
  19. Understand the impact of low fitness levels on the health of people with neurological disorders.
  20. Discuss personal and environmental contextual factors for both able-bodied and disabled people.
  21. Identify the improvements of increased exercise capacity in cardiac patients.
  22. List contradictions to exercise testing and aerobic training.
  23. Understand the guidelines for determining the initial intensity of training of people poststroke.
  24. Discuss what is now unequivocally regarded as an effective intervention to reduce the functional decline associated with the deconditioned state.
  25. Identify what most epidemiologists and clinicians attribute improved life expectancy to.
  26. Recognize the quality of life issues for HIV disease stages.
  27. Identify HIV drugs by class.
  28. Discuss the vaccination for HIV and its potential.
  29. Understand the neurological manifestations of HIV disease.
  30. List the common opportunistic diseases in HIV infection.
  31. Recognize balance disturbances that may be seen with HIV.
  32. Discuss pediatric HIV infection and the differences from that most commonly seen in adults.