Available Courses

Course Catalog

Full List
Add Online Version To Cart - $129.00 Add Mail Version To Cart - $149.00

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 4: Spina Bifida: A Congenital Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, and Neuromuscular Diseases

Chapter 15:  Spina Bifida:  A Congenital Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 16:  Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 17:  Neuromuscular Diseases

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 Spina Bifida: A Congenital Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, and Neuromuscular Diseases.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Identify when a congenital spinal cord lesion occurs.
  2. Recognize the occurrence of myelomeningocele in people with spina bifida cystica.
  3. Explain what is defined as a pathological fixation of the spinal cord in an abnormal caudal location.
  4. List the signs and symptoms of shunt malfunctions in toddlers.
  5. Understand the othepedic management of the newborn with myelomeningocele.
  6. Recognize sensory testing in a newborn.
  7. Identify a comprehensive assessment of the function in children aged 6 months to 7 years.
  8. Discuss theposition that  prevents hip flexion contractures.
  9. Explain the study by Bartonek in 2010.
  10. Identify the common gait patterns and levels of assistance required by myelomeningocele.
  11. Recognize the greatest risk of joint instability that often occurs in children with spina bifida and orthotics.
  12. Discuss the transition to adulthood for children with spina bifida.
  13. Understand the psychosocial adjustment to congenital cord lesions.
  14. Identify impairment or loss of motor or sensory function as a result of damage to the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral segments of the spinal cord.
  15. Discuss causes of spinal cord injury.
  16. List the phases of spinal cord injury.
  17. Identify a raresyndrome that is a result from compression by tumor or infarction of the posterior spinal artery.
  18. Understand wheelchair function assessments.
  19. Discuss complications after a spinal cord injury.
  20. Demonstrate knowledge in diaphragm and phrenic nerve pacing.
  21. Identify the method of pressure relief consistent with a full pushup in the wheelchair.
  22. Discuss theindication when a knee-ankle- foot orthoses (KAFO)  should be used.
  23. Recognize what has been identified as a primary source of morbidity for persons with aging spinal cord injuries.   
  24. Identify a relentless, degenerative, terminal disease affecting both upper and lower motor neurons.
  25. Discuss the most common form of motor neuron disease.
  26. Understand the five point scale of severity currently being used in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) clinical drug trials.
  27. Recognize difficulty swallowing foods, liquids, or saliva.
  28. Identify the primary cause of death in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients.
  29. Discuss exercise for phase 1 ALS patients.
  30. Explain common diagnostic features ofGuillain-Barre Syndrome.
  31. Identify one of the most commonly known forms of muscular dystrophy.
  32. Recognize an early distinctive feature of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
  33. Discuss causes of death in patients with DMD.
  34. Identify what is an excellent exercise for children with DMD.