New Directions and Considerations in Neurorehabilitation

10/14/2017 – 10/15/2017
8:00 AM

Franklin Pierce University - PT Program
670 N Commercial St, Suite 301
Manchester, Nh

Presented by Laurie King, PT, PhD

10 CEHS (Saturday full day and half day Sunday)

Course description: This 1.5 day course is designed to incorporate evidence based practice and utilization of new directions and concepts into the physical therapy management of people with neurological disorders.  

Day 1

  • 9:00-9:15                 Introductions and overview of course      
  • 9:15 -10:15            meta-analysis and systematic reviews (include group exercise)
  • 10:15-10:30           Break
  • 10:30-12:00           Systems Approach to Balance Evaluation (include practice session)
  • 12:00-1:00             Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30              Properties of Mini-BESTest
  • 1:30-2:30              Cognitive contributions to balance
  • 2:30-2:45              Break
  • 2:45-4:00              Gait with practice DTC 

Day 2

  • 9:00-9:45             Neuroplasticity; implications for rehabilitation
  • 9:45-10:30          New technology for neuro-rehabilitation
  • 10:30-10:45        Break
  • 10:45-11:45       case studies
  • 11:45- 12:00      wrap up and conclude course 



Upon successful completion of this course, the student will: 

  1. Critically evaluate primary sources of evidence on functional outcomes and assessments for patients with neurological.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of information test properties as they relate to outcome measures used with individuals with neurological impairment and in research reports.
  3. Critically evaluate systematic reviews and meta-analyses as sources of clinical evidence on therapeutic interventions for persons with neurological health conditions.
  4. Describe theories of neuro-plasticity following lesions to the nervous system and discuss implications for therapeutic interventions for patients with neurological health conditions
  5. Describe current models/theories of normal and neuro-pathological balance and gait function.
  6. Describe the emerging role of technology in neurorehabilitation.
  7. Understand the interaction of cognition as it relates to mobility and discuss how this interaction may impact physical therapy care.



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