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Neurologic Treatments Part 2: Challenging Presentations

presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

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Financial— J.J. Mowder-Tinney receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— J.J. Mowder-Tinney has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 91 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 39 Minutes

This course will go into depth discussing three commonly challenging presentations seen with people who have had a stroke: pusher syndrome, ataxia, and unilateral spatial neglect. Varying evidence-based assessment tools of each presentation will be reviewed. The largest emphasis of this course will be focusing on various intervention options that can be performed in any setting. Examples of progressions will be demonstrated to empower therapists with many treatment options.

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J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

J.J. Mowder-Tinney received her BS in psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and her MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She has almost 25 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings, and the majority of her…

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1. Etiology and Outcome Measures

This chapter will review the etiology of pusher syndrome to highlight the common presentations of this population. A discussion regarding the recommended evidence-based outcome measures will assist in guiding the therapists in what to choose to show improvement in outcomes.

2. Specific Interventions for Pusher Syndrome

A patient exhibiting pusher behavior requires a unique approach to improve their functional ability. This chapter will emphasize multiple intervention adjustments to improve the outcomes of someone with this type of presentation.

3. Specific Interventions for Ataxia

A patient with ataxia requires a unique approach to improve their functional ability and increase their safety during all activities. This chapter will emphasize multiple intervention adjustments to improve the outcomes of someone with this type of presentation.

4. Specific Interventions for Spatial Neglect

A patient exhibiting spatial neglect requires a unique approach to improve their functional ability. This chapter will emphasize multiple intervention adjustments to improve the outcomes of someone with this type of presentation.

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