Normal movement is smooth and accurate, but damage to the cerebellum disrupts this ability to make coordinated movements and causes ataxia which impacts all aspects of movement. This course will provide clinically applicable, evidence-based strategies for the identification, examination, and treatment of persons with ataxia. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on May 4, 2018
Course Type: Recorded Webinar, Text/Transcript
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; 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; MD/0.2; 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; NJ/2.0; NV/0.2; NY/2.0; OK/2.0 OK Category B; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/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 cerebellum's role in coordination, motor learning, postural control, balance reactions, and gait.
- The participant will be able to identify at least two etiologies and at least two mechanisms of ataxia.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three valid and reliable outcome measures for ataxia.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three best practice interventions for ataxia.
- The participant will be able to outline an appropriate, evidence-based plan of care for patients with ataxia.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Role of cerebellum in movement|
|30-45 Minutes||Defining/ diagnosing ataxia|
|45-65 Minutes||Outcome measures for ataxia|
|65-85 Minutes||Interventions for postural and balance disorders in ataxia|
|85-95 Minutes||Interventions for upper extremity dysfunction in ataxia|
|95-105 Minutes||Interventions for gait dysfunction in ataxia|
|105-120 Minutes||Plan of care design, Q&A|
Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS
Jill has been a licensed physical therapist for 22 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. She has served as core faculty in a neurological physical therapy residency program, guest lectures at the Baylor College of Medicine Master of Orthotics and Prosthetics program, and teaches in several online and onsite continuing education programs. 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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