This course consists of two, one hour courses on neuroplasticity in people with Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis. The purpose of the course regarding individuals with MS is to provide clinical guidance to Multiple Sclerosis rehabilitation specialists on how to utilize principles of neuroplasticity to improve clinical outcomes. An evidence-based approach will be utilized focusing on current research and its clinical implications. The purpose of the course regarding individuals with Parkinson's is to discuss the concept of “Neuroplasticity” versus “Neuroprotection” in the framework of Parkinson’s Disease. Opportunities to affect potential change through clinical interventions in various settings will be discussed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on April 27, 2018
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; 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 describe at least three potential strategies to provide intensity based treatments in home health care for the patient with Parkinson's disease.
- The participant will be able identify three maladaptive movement patterns typical of people with Parkinson's disease.
- The participant will be able to list at least three reasons for gait difficulties in persons with MS.
- The participant will be able to outline at least three differences between fatigue and fatigability in persons with Multiple Sclerosis.
- The participant will be able to identify at least two areas of MS which are an impediment to neuroplasticity.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, Review of learner outcomes, Defining Neuroplasticity|
|15-30 Minutes||Neuroprotection in PD|
|30-45 Minutes||Neuroplasticity in PD|
|45-60 Minutes||Patient applications, Summary, Questions and Answers|
|60-75 Minutes||Review of learner outcomes for MS segment, Disease of mobility & fatigue, Barrier to enhancing neuroplasticity in MS|
|75-90 Minutes||Clinical Strategies to enhance neuroplasticity in persons with MS|
|90-110 Minutes||Application if the "Kleim Principles" to clinical practices in MS|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Diane Huss, PT, DPT, NCS
Dr. Diane Huss, P.T., DPT, N.C.S. has been an APTA Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist since 1997. She received her B.S. in PT from the University of North Dakota, a Master’s Degree in Adult Fitness with a minor in Higher Education from James Madison University in Virginia, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Dr. Huss established the rehabilitation services program and was the Rehabilitation Manager for Continuum Home Health Care, the University of Virginia’s home care agency for 18 years and is now providing direct services in patients’ homes. For the past 14 years, she has also served as the physical therapist consultant with the functional neurosurgery team that performs implants and management for Deep Brain Stimulation and MR Guided, Focused Ultrasound for Movement Disorders at UVA. She is the physical therapist consultant for the Neurology Department’s Movement Disorders Program, supporting complex patient care, telemedicine, and education and research activities; co-authoring several publications with these teams.
Dr. Huss has extensive expertise in home health service delivery for all ages, Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor and other neurological impairments including SCI. Her focus of expertise is in the prevention of falls and maintenance of an active healthy lifestyle for people who are aging with and without a disability. She presents CME programming throughout the country and has been a frequent invited speaker at chapter and national meetings of the APTA and at the National Association of Home Care.
Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS
Herb Karpatkin received his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University and a Doctorate in Neurology from Rocky Mountain University. He is a board-certified neurologic clinical specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a certified Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Specialist through the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. He has held clinical posts at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, and academic posts in the physical therapy departments of Touro College and Hunter College. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Physical Therapy Association Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education. He has presented nationally on physical therapy and multiple sclerosis and has published articles on Multiple Sclerosis in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, International Journal of Multiple Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis International. His primary areas of research are aimed at understanding and developing interventions that result in improved mobility for persons with MS. He is currently a tenured associate professor of physical therapy at Hunter College, teaching courses in neurologic evaluation and intervention, psychosocial aspects of health care, and research design, as well as mentoring DPT students through the research process
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