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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 2: Psychosocial Aspects, Medical Screening, Examination and Evaluation, and Intervention for Clients with Movement Limitations

Chapter 6: Psychosocial Aspects of Adaptation and Adjustment during Various Phases of Neurological Disability
Chapter 7:  Differential Diagnosis Phase 1:  Medical Screening by the Therapist
Chapter 8:  Differential Diagnosis Phase 2:  Examination and Evaluation of Functional Movement Activities, Body Functions and Structures, and Participation
Chapter 9:  Interventions for Clients with Movement Limitations
Chapter 10:  Payment Systems for Services:  Documentation through the Care Continuum

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 Psychosocial Aspects, Medical Screening, Examination and Evaluation, and Intervention for Clients with Movement.
Professional Learning Objectives
  1. Identify a style of coping that may be demonstrated through denial or avoidance behavior.
  2. Explain the key factor in adjusting to a disability.
  3. Define successful adjustment.
  4. Recognize essential considerations to enable individuals with disabilities to continue to live at home.
  5. Understand the key focus of skilled therapy intervention.
  6. Recognize when a client may feel dependant and incapable of making a decisions.
  7. Identify typical complaints about the acute period involved with an adult client with brain damage.
  8. Discuss a valuable tool to document the location of the symptoms expressed verbally or nonverbally by patients with identified neurological deficits.
  9. List possible local and referred pain patterns of visceral structures.
  10. Understand linking pain patterns and visceral systems.
  11. Identify approximately how many people with true major clinical depression commit suicide.
  12. Recognize the average resting pulse rate for a newborn.
  13. Discuss  the administration of a third category of assessment.
  14. List the factors to consider when choosing the appropriate examination tool(s).
  15. Identify the factors that must be considered as part of the prognosis for the client’s potential for functional improvement.
  16. Understand the selection of functional training strategies.
  17. Demonstrate knowledge in body system and impairment training.
  18. Explain what brain stem mechanisms may evoke and what responses may be more adaptive and purposeful.
  19. Understand joint receptor approximation.
  20. Discuss concepts of contraction in weight-bearing positions and blending them with today’s concepts of motor learning.
  21. Understand grades of movement.
  22. Discuss whole-body cryotherapy.
  23. Explain combined input sensory systems.
  24. Define slow stroking.
  25. Discuss treatment alternatives with the use of the auditory system.
  26. Identify an extension of mental imagery that came into common usage in the 1990's.
  27. Explain the type of treatment for clients with motor system limitations that combines constraint or immobilization of the unaffected arm with forced use of the affected limb.
  28. Discuss a multi-sensory approach to retraining target-specific skills for patients with movement dysfunction that manifests with measurable levels of sensory impairments.
  29. Recognize natural environments and quality of life.
  30. Discuss the importance of documentation.
  31. Identify the preferred tool in the inpatient acute rehabilitation facility to assist in determining the payment amount.
  32. Recognize patient rights.
  33. Understand the organization and characteristics of ICD-9-CM.
  34. Discuss evolving health care reform efforts and effects.