Focus on movement system dysfunction among individuals with neuromuscular conditions across the lifespan. Introduction to the principles and components of neurological examination and interventions emphasizing body structure/function with neuropathology considerations will be discussed. Prerequisites: DPT 407, DPT 408, DPT 412, DPT 420, DPT 451, NSCI 302; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.
Dates: May 20 - August 9, 2019; Class meets Friday's 8:00 AM to 11:45; Lab meets Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM; Course fee: $85
Focus on movement system dysfunction among individuals with neuromuscular conditions across the lifespan. Introduction to the principles and components of neurological examination and interventions emphasizing body structure/function with neuropathology considerations will be discussed.
At the end of this course, the students will be able to: 1. Screen individuals with NM conditions as a primary care practitioner to determine appropriateness and pathways for care 2. Describe the pathophysiology and differences between sensory impairments and movement disorders in upper and lower motor neuron lesions; including spasticity, rigidity, hypotonia, ataxia, tremor, bradykinesia, and dyskinesia. 3. Identify similarities and differences in physiological mechanisms associated with peripheral, central, and autonomic nervous system damage, as well as neural response to injury. 4. Specify the use of diagnostic imaging in persons with NM disorders across the lifespan. 5. Relate the concept of neuroplasticity and relevance to rehabilitation interventions, recovery of function, and motor learning. 6. Discuss basic treatment principles related to neurorehabilitation. 7. Differentiate between preventative, restorative, and compensatory models of rehabilitation. 8. Analyze health and functioning in individuals with neuromuscular conditions using the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). 9. Perform the basic components of a neurological examination including muscle tone, coordination, sensory, motor function, cranial nerve function, and reflexes. 10. Describe how to select, use, and analyze data from evidence-based outcome measures administered for the purpose of designing or modifying a plan of care. 11. Assess movement system deficits related to coordination, force production, fractionated movement, and sensory detection. 12. Develop intervention strategies to address movement system deficits (e.g., coordination, force production) using current concepts and research. 13. Apply physical therapy rehabilitation research and best practices in clinical decision making regarding management of adults and children with neurological movement dysfunction. 14. Provide education (patient, caregiver, colleagues) using a variety of teaching methods that are commensurate with the needs and unique characteristics of the learner. 15. Apply self-assessment as a means to organize an ongoing learning plan that fosters professional and leadership development. 16. Collaborate with teams using movement system expertise to optimize patient/client outcomes. 17. Participate in activities that illustrate sound ethical, legal, and business practices while considering social responsibility as a doctoring professional. 18. Delegate components of care considering the individual, skill and abilities of supportive personnel and physical therapist assistant according to the legal professional standards. 19. Check the integrity of the integumentary system in patients/clients with neurological conditions. 20. Integrate activity participation tests and measures to guide plan of care for optimizing self-care, community integration, social and work life
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