presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney
This three-part case-based series supplements JJ's Motor Learning Strategy courses and is designed to provide specific strategies for three different diagnoses that can immediately be incorporated into any treatment session being performed. In the first part of this case-based series, J.J. Mowder-Tinney will identify three priority impairments of a patient with balance deficits and compare and contrast two intervention options utilizing motor learning principles in the acute and post-acute rehabilitation setting. The course concludes with intervention options that utilize motor learning principles appropriate for later in the rehabilitation process, including the long-term care, outpatient, and home care setting.
After this course, ensure you watch Part B & C of the Motor Learning Strategy Case Studies:
Case Studies in Motor Learning Part B: Total Knee Athroplasty
Case Studies in Motor Learning Part C: Post-Stroke
We recommend you watch the following courses prior to this Case Study:
Motor Learning Strategies: Principles of Application
Motor Learning Strategies: Interventions at the Environment Level
J.J. Mowder-Tinney received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at NOVA Southeastern University. She has more than 20 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings with the majority of experience with people with neuromuscular deficits. She is certified as a clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Dr. Mowder-Tinney has extensive training and is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT). She received her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) certification from the American Stroke Association and her Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults certification from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Education Award from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. She is currently an Associate Professor at Nazareth College in the physical therapy department. She teaches the Neuromuscular series that incorporates the onsite pro-bono clinic. In addition, she teaches an advanced neuromuscular elective. She has conducted nationwide seminars on the treatment of aging adults and patients with neurological deficits, spinal cord injuries, balance challenges, and Parkinson's Disease.
This chapter introduces a patient with balance deficits, Nancy. J.J. Mower-Tinney uses this case study to identify three priority impairments of this patient with balance deficits. Several functional tests and assessments are used to identify the different impairments.
After a identifying the patient’s key impairments, this chapter discusses the motor learning considerations for the patient. The chapter teaches users the seven key considerations to take into account for motor learning and emphasizes the importance of measuring change, improvement and outcomes. Finally, the chapter integrates two interventions that use motor learning principles in the acute and acute rehabilitation setting.
When a patient is later in the rehabilitation process, therapists need to utilize interventions that incorporate motor learning principles that are appropriate for the long-term care, outpatient, and home care setting. This chapter discusses two intervention options that use motor learning principles that are appropriate for later stages of the rehabilitation process.