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Motor Control - Enhancing Functional Movement Through Central Nervous System Neuroplastic Change - Freehold, New Jersey, USA
Oct 19 - 20, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $425 | Freehold, New Jersey
Motor Control - Enhancing Functional Movement Through Central Nervous System Neuroplastic Change is organized by Health Click and will be held from Oct 19 - 20, 2019 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is for PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME credit. CME : This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18.0 contact hours/1.80 CEU’s for therapists licensed in District of Columbia, New York, or Illinois. Conference Description : This two-day advanced course will systematically encourage critical thinking of how a therapist might carefully consider each patient’s unique parameters that will allow him or her to learn (or re-learn) motor control through central nervous system neuroplastic change. The course will explore the connection between neuroscience and clinical outcomes in a tangible manner such that meaningful progress can be achieved. Goal setting, measuring progress and addressing funding concerns will also be discussed in detail. Unique pediatric, adult and geriatric challenges will be discussed with respect to creating the best possible outcomes. Discussion of outcome measure selection with consideration to the patient’s diagnosis and age will help the clinician follow, progress and formulate evidence-based strategies; as well as justify the need for therapeutic intervention within today’s health care funding parameters. A focus on implementing family-centered care will also be an important topic in this course. This course will prepare PT’s, PTA’s and OT’s to objectively manage the neurologically involved client in a manner that will maximize their functional movement. Conference Objectives are : • Demonstrate understanding of neuroplasticity applied to patients with neurological impairment at any age. • Demonstrate understanding of various motor control theories and select valid concepts toward developing an effective plan of care for the patient with neurological impairment. • Identify sensorimotor impairments and effective therapeutic interventions based on video case studies. • Develop programs that enhance movement therapy strategies including task-specific training, activity based strengthening, and the benefits of neuromuscular reeducation across the life span with consideration of unique diagnostic and patient characteristics. • Identify unique characteristics within specific diagnostic groups that require special attention for developing motor learning. • Identify the secondary effects of abnormalities of tone and posture. • Perform outcome tests and measures that are reliable in assessing the level of recovery for the patient with neurological impairment at any age. • Identify important documentation elements toward insuring funding for necessary therapy intervention. • Discuss current healthcare legislation and the impact on family centered care. • Identify key evaluation and treatment techniques to enhance lasting function in a value-based accountability system. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 09 - 10, 2019 | CME 15.00 | USD $450 | Freehold, New Jersey
Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course is organized by Health Click and will be held from Nov 09 - 10, 2019 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is for PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME Credits. CME : This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18 hours/ 1.8 CEUs for therapists licensed in DC, IL and NY. Conference Description : Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to refine their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention. Conference Objectives are : • Compare and contrast the systems underlying balance. • Compare and contrast changes in the balance system with neurological, orthopedic, and vestibular pathologies. • Describe changes in the balance system across the lifespan. • Perform a balance examination including examination of sensory and motor contributions to balance. • Interpret the findings of a balance examination based on diagnosis and impairments. • Differentiate neurological, orthopedic and vestibular causes of balance dysfunction. • Examine and treat neurological causes of balance dysfunction including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, peripheral nervous system disorders and cerebellar dysfunction. • Develop evidence-based intervention for patients with vestibular, neurological, and cervicogenic dysfunction. • Perform a comprehensive examination to differentially diagnose BPPV and develop a progressive program to treat BPPV. • Describe the pathology of vestibular balance dysfunction. • Examine and treat vestibular causes of balance dysfunction including cervicogenic dizziness, migraine-related vestibulopathy, anxiety related dizziness. • Develop a fall-risk assessment and intervention program. • Apply the material presented to representative patient cases. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 16 - 17, 2019 | CME 15.50 | USD $425 | Freehold, New Jersey
Lower Extremity Orthopedic and Sports Injuries in the Young Athlete is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Nov 16 - 17, 2019 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15.5 hours of CME credit. Course Description: This hands-on, two-day advanced course will provide an in-depth analysis of lower extremity traumatic and overuse injuries affecting the youth athlete. This course will identify the latest evidence on tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries unique to the youth athlete. Special emphasis will be spent on understanding the effects of maturational status on motor planning and injury risk. Each course attendee will leave with both didactic and hands-on assessment tools to make informed, evidence-based rehabilitation and return-to-activity decisions. Case studies will be utilized throughout the course to illustrate key concepts. This interactive course will allow course participants to enhance their diagnostic, examination and treatment skills of injured youth athletes. The overall course objective is to provide attendees with a thorough frame-work to make informed decisions that will enable the course attendee to become an asset in your community to youth athletes, parents, physicians, and coaches. A comprehensive course packet will include pictures, references and clinical pearls for quick reference in the clinic. Course Objectives are: • Identify the risks and potential benefits of early sport specialization in the youth athlete. • Perform a thorough assessment utilizing evidence-based screening tools to identify at-risk populations for running, cutting, and pivoting sports involving youth athletes. • Describe the musculoskeletal implications from ACL, MPFL and PAO reconstructive. • Perform a comprehensive, hypothesis-driven lower extremity evaluation unique to youth athletes. • Develop and design comprehensive treatment programs tailored to the specific needs of the youth lower extremity athlete. • Implement an evidence-based, criterion-driven return to sport program for youth athletes returning to sports involving running, cutting, pivoting, and jumping. • Develop a program that utilizes evidence-based manual therapy and taping techniques as adjunctive techniques to help facilitate pain and functional improvements in youth athletes. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.