This presentation will instruct the seasoned and novice clinician in the purpose and procedure of the Neurological Examination correlating clinical findings with an understanding of specific pathology. It will also teach a functional problem-based approach for efficient and appropriate selection of exam components to verify diagnosis and develop an accurate POC. Some familiarity with the central and peripheral nervous system is helpful.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 hour of general and 1 hour of Direct Access CE credit.
Course created on September 23, 2016
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; 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; NY/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 identify the scientific basis for the efficacy of neurological examination procedures.
- The participant will be able to identify at least two sensory and motor neurological screening selections given a patient scenario.
- The participant will be able to accurately to identify at least three steps in a prioritized sensory exam for a specified diagnosis.
- The participant will be able to describe the at least three differences between sensory input and motor output.
- The participant will be able to describe at least two ways to assess reflex integrity and dysfunctional implications.
- The participant will be able to appropriately evaluate tone and articulate one of its possible contributions to movement dysfunction.
- The participant will be able to differentiate superficial vs. deep and simple vs. complex sensory requirements during the examination process.
- Through appropriate assessment, the participant will be able to distinguish movement dysfunction secondary to CNS, PNS, and peripheral dysfunction.
- The participant will be able to identify the neuroscience correlation to examination findings and articulate the anatomical and/or physiological significance of deficits identified during the neurological examination.
- The participant will be able to describe findings of sensory and motor testing to maximize efficient and accurate identification of impaired sensory and motor function and correlate to functional deficits.
|0-5 Minutes||Background and review of learner outcomes|
|5-20 Minutes||Nervous system overview and review|
|20-30 Minutes||Sensory system|
|30-60 Minutes||Sensory exam|
|60-70 Minutes||Motor system|
|70-90 Minutes||Motor exam|
|90-115 Minutes||Patient scenarios|
|115-120 Minutes||Q and A, summary|
Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD
Dr. Rosanne Thomas is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Sciences at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati Ohio. She received a BS in PT and an advanced MS in neurological physical therapy from Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School as well as a Ph D in neuroscience, providing a basic science understanding to neurological PT interventions. As both a neuroscientist and a physical therapist, Dr. Thomas is uniquely qualified as an educator and a clinician. Her clinical practice and area of expertise resolve around the examination and treatment of patients with neurological dysfunction.
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