PT Course Details
Course # 1217
Physical Therapy in Children with Muscular Dystrophy: Evidence-Based Care
Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm EDT
Cost: This course is included in a $99 CEU Total Access package.
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Course Learning OutcomesPreview Exam
- Describe the etiology, primary and secondary impairments and complications of muscular dystrophies, and specifically Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
- List medical and surgical management approaches in DMD and current-evidence for effectiveness.
- Describe the time progression of DMD from initial presentation to adolescence, along with associated impairments and functional limitations for each stage.
- List evidence-based physical therapy intervention strategies and desired outcomes appropriate for each stage of the disease.
- Develop relevant goals for the child with DMD based on disease stage, functional status, and family/child needs.
|0-15 Minutes||Overview of muscular dystrophies|
|15-35 Minutes||Duchenne muscular dystrophy: natural history and clinical progression|
|35-60 Minutes||Medical and surgical management|
|60-90 Minutes||Physical therapy examination and interventions throughout the lifespan|
|90-110 Minutes||Case study interactive activity and goal writing|
|110-120 Minutes||Q & A|
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Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD
Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD graduated from the University of Oviedo (Spain, 1997) with a diploma in physical therapy and practiced in a variety of settings as a physical therapist in Spain before moving to the US and obtaining her M.S. in Physical Therapy at Florida International University (2002). She has practiced at the South Miami Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 2003-present. She completed a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University (2010), and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (2013). She continues to practice in the NICU on a per diem basis. In 2011 she joined Nova Southeastern University as Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department, where she teaches Pediatrics, Kinesiology, Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Gender Issues. Her research interests encompass the effectiveness of physical therapy in the neonatal population, functional outcomes of pediatric orthopedic interventions, and development of image-guided therapy agents for cancer.
Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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