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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 8:  Pain Management and Application Issues

Chapter 32:  Pain Management
Chapter 33:  Electrophysiological Testing and Electrical Stimulation in Neurological Rehabilitation
Chapter 34:  Orthotics:  Evaluation, Intervention, and Prescription
Chapter 35:  Management of Chronic Impairments in Individuals with Nervous System Conditions
Chapter 36:Impact of Drug Therapy on Patients Receiving Neurological Rehabilitation

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 Pain Management and Application Issues.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Define pain.
  2. Explain pain modulation.
  3. Discuss the examination of the client with pain.
  4. Identify one of the most popular scales to rate pain.
  5. Recognize rehabilitation management of the client with pain.
  6. Discuss techniques that are used to release the built-in imbalances.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge in relaxation exercises.
  8. Explain what involves unlearning or separating the behavior and the response from the pain experience.
  9. Discuss identifying the client’s functional deficits and developing a treatment plan.
  10. Understand electrophysiological testing.
  11. Recognize the “all-or-nothing” phenomenonin which an action potential moves along the surface of a cell membrane.
  12. Identify the term used for spontaneous electrical activity of single muscle fibers at rest.
  13. Discuss typical findings for the disorder of radiculopathies for motor conduction and sensor conduction.
  14. Differentiate between muscle tone versus spasticity.
  15. Recognize the effects of long-term stimulation with implanted electrodes.
  16. Discuss electrical stimulation application for clients who have epilepsy or demand-type pacemakers.
  17. Explain readily available, cost-effective orthoses.
  18. List the comparisons of metal and plastic orthoses.
  19. Identify the use of a spring-type mechanism that applies a low force to a joint over an extended period of time to gain range of motion (ROM).
  20. Recognize indications for common orthotic modifications and additions.
  21. Identify anorthosis for a patient with a rigid curvature.
  22. List common problems from orthotic interventionwith a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS).
  23. Discuss diagnoses with underlying chronic consequences.
  24. Recognize the new symptoms of postpolio syndrome (PPS).
  25. Identify a common symptom individuals with chronic diseases often have.
  26. Discuss environmental temperature intolerance.
  27. Understand health-related disparities in aging adults with chronic disabilities.  
  28. Identify what has become a familiar alternative approach in the treatment of athletic injuries as well as in persons with PPS who have localized pain.
  29. Understand how drugs are absorbed, distributed, biotransformed (metabolized), and eliminated in the body.
  30. Explainnonchemotherapy medicationsthat are naturally made by the body.
  31. List commonly used antihypertensive and cardiovascular drugs.
  32. Discuss the goals of pharmacological treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  33. List what are included in oral hypoglycemic agents.
  34. Recognize the many agents that have been used for the treatment of vertigo and dizziness.
  35. Identify muscle relaxants and antispasmodics.