Motor learning in the neurologically impaired population is a very individualized journey for every patient and for every therapist. Evidence-based research and clinical experiences has contributed to evolving motor learning theories that are being practiced in today’s healthcare environment. Interestingly, the manners by which clinicians influence motor control and motor learning vary throughout the life span. How we help a child who has never experienced movement will obviously vary greatly from how we help an experienced adult.
This two-day advanced course will systematically encourage critical thinking of how a therapist might carefully consider each patient’s unique parameters that will allow him or her to learn (or re-learn) motor control through central nervous system neuroplastic change. The course will explore the connection between neuroscience and clinical outcomes in a tangible manner such that meaningful progress can be achieved. Goal setting, measuring progress and addressing funding concerns will also be discussed in detail.
Unique pediatric, adult and geriatric challenges will be discussed with respect to creating the best possible outcomes. Discussion of outcome measure selection with consideration to the patient’s diagnosis and age will help the clinician follow, progress and formulate evidence-based strategies; as well as justify the need for therapeutic intervention within today’s health care funding parameters. A focus on implementing family-centered care will also be an important topic in this course.
This course will prepare PT’s, PTA’s and OT’s to objectively manage the neurologically involved client in a manner that will maximize their functional movement.
I have a wealth of experience to draw from in helping therapists provide accurate evaluations and treatment while avoiding the pitfalls that come from managing a large caseload of spinal cord injury patients and from navigating insurance company challenges.More Instructor Info
All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.
15 hours of CME credit
Spinal Cord Injury
A unique educational program featuring a paraplegic and a quadriplegic performing specific rehab activities. A great resource for SCI. Includes over 40 SCI rehab actovities and 29 Manual Muscle Tests
Price when purchased with registration: $ 79.95
Delivery: DVD (if DVD - delivered to course site)
*Promotional prices for e-learning products are only provided when registering for live course attendance