A 2-day intermediate-level course presented by North American Seminars will focus on neurological rehabilitation. The comprehensive course will combine lecture and lab, and will examine a number of topics using a dynamic systems approach. According to a North American Seminars course description, the basic concepts of PNF, NDT, motor learning, forced use, sensory and manual cueing, and the promotion of neuroplasticity will be reviewed. Clinicians will learn how the sensory systems affect motor performance and will be given exercise protocols to enhance motor outcomes using each system.

In addition, detailed information will be provided on how to utilize one system to help health another. The course will cover therapeutic approaches for the neurological patient for balance, coordination, strengthening, conditioning, and functional mobility, as well as edema management, incontinence, and constipation. The online course description notes that the disease processes, current research, and treatment protocols for the special needs of patients with CVA, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Post Polio Syndrome will be covered.

The educational seminar will also discuss complimentary approaches, such as yoga and visualization, during the seminar. The course objectives for the seminar include understanding the concepts that lead to dynamic systems approach to neurological rehabilitation and describing the process of neuroplasticity and demonstrating techniques to enhance the ability to maximize the concepts of neuroplasticity in progressive rehab programs.

Additional course objectives include developing exercise components to enhance motor control, movement patterns, and motor learning in the neurologic patient; utilizing specific techniques to develop treatment programs for hypertonicity, rigidity, mobilization, and strengthening; developing exercise programs to assist with incontinence and constipation; and developing exercise protocols that assist with enhancing depth perception, environment awareness, focus, balance, and visual-motor control in neurological patients.

“A Dynamic Systems Approach to Neurological Rehabilitation” is presently scheduled for October 18 and 19 in Escondido, Calif, and November 1 and 2 in Miami. To register for the 2-day event or to view additional course details, visit www.healthclick.com/courses/nas41.cfm.

[Source: North American Seminars]