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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 1: Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

Chapter 1:  Foundations for Clinical Practice
Chapter 2:  Health and Wellness; The Beginning of the Paradigm
Chapter 3:  Movement Analysis across the Life Span
Chapter 4:  Contemporary Issues and Theories of Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Neuroplasticity
Chapter 5:  The Limbic System: Influence over Motor Control and Learning

Module Goals

Course Goals and Objectives

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Define a holistic model.
  2. List the four primary conceptual frameworks.
  3. Identify a conclusion drawn regarding specific diseases and pathological processes within the human body.
  4. Recognize principles that are incorporated in most treatment interventions used for clients with central nervous system (CNS) pathology.
  5. Understand what the clinical learning environment includes.
  6. Discuss the fifth learning principle.
  7. Define significant learning.
  8. List cognitive area questions for clients profile.
  9. Recognize the terms to describe wellness in the wellness matrix.
  10. Understand perceptual measurement tools.
  11. Identify the best approach that the client knows best in terms of maximizing her or his potential.
  12. Understand contemporary theorists that inferred developmental changes.
  13. Explain how chronological age is measured.
  14. Identify aging theories that focus on factors that have a positive impact on the aging process.
  15. Define the age related loss of muscle mass, affects of strength, power, and functional independence in older adults.
  16. Understand motor behavior in infants.
  17. Identify at what age reaction times closely resemble those of the mature adult.
  18. Discuss strategies for fostering acquisition and retention of motor behaviors across a life span.
  19. Identify the time frame in which the extensor patters in the vertical position have already become functional in an infant.
  20. Explain what compression down through the cervical and thoracic spine can facilitate.
  21. Define the systematic transmission of the nerve impulses from the motor cortex to motor units.
  22.  Identify the term used for anticipatory correction when the control system anticipates and makes corrective changes before the detection of the error signal.
  23. Discuss the components of motor control and the body structures in the process of adaptation.
  24. Identify the concept that could conceivably imply an unlimited number of movement strategies available to perform a certain task.
  25. List the stages of motor learning.
  26. Identify variables related to tasks.
  27. Recognize the mechanism for encoding, the changing of behaviors, and both implicit and explicit learning.
  28. Identify what facilitates the development of permanent "automatic' motor behaviors.
  29. List interlocking co-dependence of all major central nervous system components.
  30. Recognize the mnemonic for the word MOVE for the functions of the limbic network.
  31. Explain the functional and dynamic hierarchy of systems based on both limbic and motor control interactions.
  32. Discuss autonomic responses to stress.
  33. Understand the basic structure and function of the limbic network.
  34. Identify the hypothesized primary cause of a functional deficiency in monoamines.