Functional Motor Recovery: Neurologic Gait Disorders - September 28, 2019
Location: Advocate Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn IL
Date: Sept. 28, 2019
Contact Hours: 4 hr
Time: 8am - 12:15pm
This 4 hour course will review neurologic dysfunction and facilitation of motor recovery to improve functional gait and dynamic balance.
Lecture will include a summary of current principles of neuroplasticity and its application to motor recovery. Education will include an overview of neurologic dysfunction in relation to gait for patient's sustaining a spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, and peripheral neuropathy.
Additional time will be spent discussing how to incorporate neuroplasticity principles and facilitation into gait and dynamic balance training for patients with Neurologic disorders. Rehab principles associated with different types of technology including, body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT), NMES, FES, and FES cycle will be reviewed. As practitioners we know every patient’s goal is to return to walking. Time will be spent reviewing barriers to gait training, identifying appropriate DME to facilitate safety with gait training, and use of technology as appropriate.
This Course is appropriate for PTs and PTAs.