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Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Diseases
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Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Diseases

3/24/2018 to 3/25/2018
When: March 24-25, 2018
Day 1: 7:30a - 5:30p ; Day 2: 8:00a -3:00p
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg
1191 Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, Illinois  60173
United States
Presenter: Sponsor: The Learning and Training Center
Contact: The Learning & Training Center

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Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Diseases

Course Description: Evaluation and Treatment patient with neurodegenerative and demyelinating diseases is a great challenge to today's health care professional. Although most patients survive and recover to some degree, depending on severity of the problem, many survivors are left with significant physiological deficits that produce long-term need for assistance from caregivers and from society. This two-day course will provide a comprehensive overview on recent advances in the management of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This course will review and discuss recent advances related to management of individuals who have PD, AD, MS, and ALS and will analyze the implications of current advances of management of these individuals in physical and occupational therapy. The concepts and principles of this basic to intermediate-level course will enhance the clinician's knowledge base and hands-on skill through lecture, small group discussion, case studies, and video presentations. Instruction will focus on review and analysis of relevant topics including pathophysiologies, secondary complications, signs and symptoms and management of patients with PD, AD, MS, and ALS. Diagnostic tests, sensory-motor deficits, medical management and rehabilitation with different interventions, and evidence-based information on rehabilitation will also be addressed. The discussion of the current literature will be focused on assisting the participants expand their skills in diagnosis and intervention strategies. This course is designed for participants with a basic to intermediate level of experience.

Speaker: Pradip Ghosh, PT, PhD, DMS, M.Sc


Course Objectives:

Course participants upon completion will be able to:

  • Describe at least 5 symptoms of each from patients with PD, AD, MS, and ALS.
  • Identify and describe at least 3 examination procedures used to evaluate patients with PD, AD, MS, and ALS in order to establish a diagnosis, prognosis and plan of care.
  • Identify and describe at least 5 key deficits of the patient with PD, AD, MS, and ALS.
  • Compare and contrast the concepts and principles of different treatment models and their application in the management of patient with PD, AD, MS, and ALS.
  • Identify and describe at least 4 different treatment techniques to reduce spasticity/rigidity.
  • Demonstrate at least 4 treatment techniques to improve balance in patients.
  • Examine the scientific basis of current investigations of exercise for individuals with PD, AD, MS, and ALS.
  • Formulate new directions that should be pursued to best assist patients with PD, AD, MS, and ALS


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Program Content Area: Neurology
Course Type: Lecture, lab, Q&A
Instructional Level: Basic to Intermediate
Intended Audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs
CE Contact Hours: 14 CE
Course Approval: IPTA Approval #245-7017

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