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Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete All Sessions for 9 Contact Hours (0.9 CEUs).
August 16, 23 and 30, 2022
6:30 pm EST • 5:30 pm CST • 4:30 pm MST • 3:30 pm PST (US)
Learn practical management strategies to improve outcomes for these patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Improve your fundamental understanding of impairments commonly seen in progressive neurologic conditions including management of muscle tone, kinetic disorders and ataxia. This course aims to improve clinician skills from diagnosis through late-stage disease management. Case studies with videos will be used to develop assessment and treatment plans with strategies to address both motor and non-motor impairments including decreased attention, difficulty multitasking, and behavioral barriers that limit therapists’ ability to maintain or improve a patient’s functional status.
- Recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders
- Identify the mechanism of action and common side effects of medications and medical interventions commonly prescribed for patients with neurodegenerative disorders
- Select evidence-based outcome measures associated with functional impairments in patients with neurodegenerative disorders
- Determine an appropriate long-term management strategy for a patient with a neurodegenerative disorder
- Compare and contrast pharmacologic and medical management strategies for disorders of increased muscle tone
- Identify an outcome and affiliated subjective reporting strategies for quantifying disorders of increase muscle tone
- Utilize an evidence-based strategy to manage spasticity in patients with neurodegenerative disorders
- Differentiate clinical features of hypokinetic and hyperkinetic symptomology
- Distinguish motor recalibration and affiliated perceptual deficits commonly seen in conjunction with hypokinesia
- Utilize an evidence-based strategy for compensation of tremor
- Identify impact of ataxic movements on established measures of functional mobility
- Compare and contrast treatment strategies for truncal and appendicular ataxias
- Utilize an evidence-based strategy to treat functional impairment due to ataxia
Recommended for PTs, PTAs, OTs and OTAs.
Robert (Bobby) Hand is a licensed physical therapist currently serving as an outpatient physical therapist at VCU Health. He is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy and currently working toward his PhD in Health Sciences - Neurologic Rehabilitation through Rocky Mountain University. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. He was the recipient of the 2018 APTA Academy of Neurology Early Career Professional Award and DDSIG Volunteer Award. He is most active in the community through the Parkinson's Foundation, as a past recipient of a Community Grant Award and current Parkinson's Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Member, and CurePSP, where he holds a position on the Board of Directors.
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This course meets the criteria for 9 contact hours (0.9 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is pending AOTA approval for 9 contact hours 0.9 CEUs ( Intermediate, OT service delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.
This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 9 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker for 10.5 CE hours.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 10.5 continuing education contact hours.
Application has been made to the MD State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Application has been made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy.
Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Application has been made to the OK Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision for Physical Therapy.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 10.5 contact hours.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 10.8 contact hours (1.08 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY and TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY.
The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
9 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
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