This course will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the spectrum of muscle tone and the pathophysiology of altered muscle tone. Best practice interventions for hypotonicity and hypertonicity, including rehabilitation and medical management, will be identified. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on September 29, 2017
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to describe the continuum of muscle tone in the patient with either hypertonicity or hypotonicity.
- The participant will be able to identify the pathophysiology of altered muscle tone, specifically to the patient with spasticity.
- The participant will be able to identify at least thee of the functional impacts to the patient with altered muscle tone.
- The participant will be able to compare and contrast at least two methods of management of alterations in muscle tone.
|0-15 Minutes||Background and review of learner outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Define the various alterations of muscle tone|
|30-45 Minutes||Understanding the pathophysiology of spasticity|
|45-60 Minutes||Examination and measurement of spasticity|
|60-90 Minutes||Rehab interventions for altered muscle tone|
|90-110 Minutes||Medical and surgical management of spasticity|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
PT, PhD, NCS
Jill has been a licensed physical therapist for 24 years. She received Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Board of Clinical Specialties in 2004 and recertification in 2014. She has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation. She has a variety of teaching experiences, in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large. She is currently faculty in the DPT program at South College. In addition, she teaches in several online and onsite continuing education programs across the nation. She has taught and presented in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, gait, orthotics, mentoring, and research, and is currently involved in clinical research in stroke rehabilitation, orthotic management, and gait analysis/rehabilitation.
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