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COURSE # 3: Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Diseases: An Evidence Based Course- DR. PRADIP GHOSH

Faculty

Dr. Pradip Ghosh PT, PhD., DMS, MS

Course Description

Evaluation and Treatment patient with neurodegenerative and demyelinating diseases is a great challenge to today's health care professional.

Although most patients survive and recover to some degree, depending on severity of the problem, many survivors are left with significant physiological deficits that produce long-term need for assistance from caregivers and from society.

This two-day course will provide a comprehensive overview on recent advances in the management of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

This course will review and discuss recent advances related to management of individuals who have PD, AD, MS, and ALS and will analyze the implications of current advances of management of these individuals in physical and occupational therapy.

The concepts and principles of this basic to intermediate-level course will enhance the clinician's knowledge base and hands-on skill through lecture, small group discussion, case studies, and video presentations.

Instruction will focus on review and analysis of relevant topics including pathophysiologies, secondary complications, signs and symptoms and management of patients with PD, AD, MS, and ALS. Diagnostic tests, sensory-motor deficits, medical management and rehabilitation with different interventions, and evidence-based information on rehabilitation will also be addressed.

The discussion of the current literature will be focused on assisting the participants expand their skills in diagnosis and intervention strategies. This course is designed for participants with a basic to intermediate level of experience.

Contact Hours

Upon completion of this course, all participants will be given a certificate of attendance for 14.0 contact hours. This course has been approved by Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) for 14.0 contact hours. This course is also approved by Occupational Therapy section of PTOTAT Board of Ohio for 14.0 contact hours. The Learning and Training Center is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.  AOTA Provider number is 5184. Contact your state board for specific filing requirements.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe at least 5 symptoms of each from patients with PD, AD, MS, and ALS.
  • Identify and describe at least 3 examination procedures used to evaluate patients with PD, AD, MS, and ALS in order to establish a diagnosis, prognosis and plan of care
  • Identify and describe at least 5 key deficits of the patient with PD, AD, MS, and ALS.
  • Compare and contrast the concepts and principles of different treatment models and   their application in the management of patient with PD, AD, MS, and ALS.
  • Identify and describe at least 4 different treatment techniques to reduce spasticity/rigidity.
  • Demonstrate at least 4 treatment techniques to improve balance in patients.
  • Examine the scientific basis of current investigations of exercise for individuals with PD, AD, MS, and ALS.
  • Formulate new directions that should be pursued to best assist patients with PD, AD, MS, and ALS

 

Course Agenda

DAY ONE

Time Activity
7:30 am. Registration
8:00 am. Parkinson’s Disease: Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation, Differential Diagnosis

9:30 am

9:45

BREAK

Pharmacological Management, Evaluation.

10:15 am

10:45 am

Application of NDT, PNF in Neurorehabilitation

Strategies of Intervention: Exercise training, Postural corrections, Balance Training,

11:45 am

12:45 pm

LUNCH (on your own)

Gait Training For Patients with PD Using Different Cueing Strategies, Fall Preventions Strategies, Research Update on Interventions              

2:15 p.m. Demonstration and Practice, Case Studies
3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:45 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation, Evaluation, Pharmacological Management

4:30 p.m.

Strategies of Interventions: Prevention of Secondary Impairments, Visuospatial Training, Exercise and Activities, Research Update on Interventions

5:30 p.m. Adjourn

DAY TWO

Time Activity
8:00 am.

Multiple Sclerosis: Pathophysiology, Clinical Course, Clinical Presentation, Pharmacological Management, Evaluation.

 

9:45 am.

10:00 am.

BREAK

Strategies of Intervention: Spasticity Management, Pain Management, Exercise Training, Functional Movement Training, Cognitive Training, Gait Training, Research Updates on Intervention

12:00 noon LUNCH (on your own)
1:00 pm. Interactive Case Studies
1:30 pm Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis: Etiology, Risk Factors, Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation, Evaluation
2:30 pm. Strategies of Interventions: Restorative and Compensatory Interventions.
3:30 p.m. Question/Wrap-Up
4:00 p.m. Adjourn


Upcoming Classes

LocationDate
Springfield, ILFebruary 10 - 11, 2018
Registration Deadline : February 3, 2018


This course is approved by Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) for 14.0 CE hours(approval # 245-7017), and 14.0 contact hours by North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. The Learning and Training Center is an approved provider of continuing competence activities through the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (Provider # 17-1112-033). Illinois Occupational Therapy Association recognizes IPTA's approved courses in Illinois and gives CEU credit of 14.0 contact hours to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants in Illinois. This course is also approved for 1.4 CEU's (14.0 contact hours) by AOTA. The Learning and Training Centeris an AOTA approved provider of continuing education (AOTA Provider # 5184)

Rockford, ILFebruary 17 - 18, 2018
Registration Deadline : February 11, 2018

This course is approved by Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) for 14.0 CE hours(approval # 245-7017), and 14.0 contact hours by North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. The Learning and Training Center is an approved provider of continuing competence activities through the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (Provider # 17-1112-033). Illinois Occupational Therapy Association recognizes IPTA's approved courses in Illinois and gives CEU credit of 14.0 contact hours to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants in Illinois. This course is also approved for 1.4 CEU's (14.0 contact hours) by AOTA. The Learning and Training Centeris an AOTA approved provider of continuing education (AOTA Provider # 5184)

Chicago/Oakbrook TerraceMarch 17 - 18, 2018
Registration Deadline : March 10, 2018

This course is approved by Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) for 14.0 CE hours(approval # 245-7017), and 14.0 contact hours by North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. The Learning and Training Center is an approved provider of continuing competence activities through the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (Provider # 17-1112-033). Illinois Occupational Therapy Association recognizes IPTA's approved courses in Illinois and gives CEU credit of 14.0 contact hours to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants in Illinois. This course is also approved for 1.4 CEU's (14.0 contact hours) by AOTA. The Learning and Training Centeris an AOTA approved provider of continuing education (AOTA Provider # 5184)

Chicago/Schaumburg, ILMarch 24 - 25, 2018
Registration Deadline : March 17, 2018

This course is approved by Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) for 14.0 CE hours(approval # 245-7017), and 14.0 contact hours by North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. The Learning and Training Center is an approved provider of continuing competence activities through the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (Provider # 17-1112-033). Illinois Occupational Therapy Association recognizes IPTA's approved courses in Illinois and gives CEU credit of 14.0 contact hours to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants in Illinois. This course is also approved for 1.4 CEU's (14.0 contact hours) by AOTA. The Learning and Training Centeris an AOTA approved provider of continuing education (AOTA Provider # 5184)



Meet Our Faculty

Testimonials

I am excited that I will take back new ideas to the clinic and use right away with my patients.
- Samantha B. (PT from Illinois)
Instructor is very knowledgeable. Dr. Ghosh explained complicated topic with ease and simplicity.
- Oliver P. (OT from Kentucy)

Contact

The Learning and Training Center
c/o Sarbani Ghosh
16327 Champion Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Email: :ltcenter@charter.net
Phone: :(636)536-0272