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

J.J. Mowder-Tinney Instructor Bio:

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 experience has been 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 neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT). She received her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) certification from the American Stroke Association and her Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA) 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 a professor at Nazareth College in the physical therapy department. She teaches the neuromuscular series that incorporates the on-site 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.

J.J. Mowder-Tinney's Continuing Education Courses

Motor Learning Strategies: Principles for Application

Motor Learning Strategies: Principles for Application

It is an exciting time in rehabilitation. The expansion in the literature regarding the benefits of incorporating motor learning into any type of intervention is undeniable. The latest evidence has shown profound implications for rehabilitation…

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Motor Learning Strategies: Interventions at the Environment Level

Motor Learning Strategies: Interventions at the Environment Level

The latest insight into the optimization of skill learning has shown profound implications for rehabilitation and recovery. This series of courses is designed to provide specific strategies, no matter the patient diagnosis, that can…

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Case Studies in Motor Learning Part B: Total Knee Arthroplasty

Case Studies in Motor Learning Part B: Total Knee Arthroplasty

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.…

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Case Studies in Motor Learning Part C: Post-Stroke

Case Studies in Motor Learning Part C: Post-Stroke

This three-part case-based series supplements JJ's Motor Learning Strategy course series and is designed to provide specific strategies for three different diagnoses that can immediately be incorporated into any treatment session being…

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Case Studies in Motor Learning Part A: Balance Deficits

Case Studies in Motor Learning Part A: Balance Deficits

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.…

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Treating Patients with Neurological Deficits

Treating Patients with Neurological Deficits

This course will provide therapists various treatment ideas to improve function for patients with neurological deficits. A framework for therapy will be reviewed stressing the importance of neuroplasticity and the research supporting…

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Assessing Underdosing in Aging Adults

Assessing Underdosing in Aging Adults

Recommendations in the APTA Choosing Wisely campaign have noted the importance of not under-dosing strength training in aging adults. This new educational initiative is stressing the importance of matching the intensity and duration…

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Integrating Priority Outcome Measures When Assessing Aging Adults

Integrating Priority Outcome Measures When Assessing Aging Adults

Recommendations in the APTA Choosing Wisely campaign have noted the importance of not under-dosing strength training in aging adults. This new educational initiative is stressing the importance of matching the intensity and duration…

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A Comprehensive Intervention Design for Aging Adults

A Comprehensive Intervention Design for Aging Adults

Recommendations in the APTA Choosing Wisely campaign have noted the importance of not under-dosing strength training in aging adults. This new educational initiative is stressing the importance of matching the intensity and duration…

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Improving Patient Adherence and Outcomes for Aging Adults

Improving Patient Adherence and Outcomes for Aging Adults

Recommendations in the APTA Choosing Wisely campaign have noted the importance of not under-dosing strength training in aging adults. This new educational initiative is stressing the importance of matching the intensity and duration…

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Stroke Rehabilitation Cases 1 & 2: Wheelchair & Household Ambulation

Stroke Rehabilitation Cases 1 & 2: Wheelchair & Household Ambulation

Do you find it challenging to take the latest theoretical studies and integrate them into your everyday practice? During this session, the presenter will review two video cases of a patient with stroke and walk you through a comprehensive…

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Stroke Rehabilitation Cases 3 & 4: Community Ambulation & Ataxia

Stroke Rehabilitation Cases 3 & 4: Community Ambulation & Ataxia

Do you find it challenging to take the latest theoretical studies and integrate them into your everyday practice? During this session, the presenter will review two video cases of a patient with stroke and walk you through a comprehensive…

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Practical Interventions for Common Gait Deviations in the Neurological and Geriatric Population (Recorded Webinar)

Practical Interventions for Common Gait Deviations in the Neurological and Geriatric Population (Recorded Webinar)

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. Gait deviations are…

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SCI Part 1: Comprehensive Approach to Spinal Cord Injury

SCI Part 1: Comprehensive Approach to Spinal Cord Injury

Video Runtime: 75 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 47 Minutes

Identifying optimal intervention strategies for patients with spinal cord injury can be very challenging for clinicians. Spinal cord injuries present with different… Read Morearrow_right

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SCI Part 2: Early Rehabilitation Considerations

SCI Part 2: Early Rehabilitation Considerations

Video Runtime: 48 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 47 Minutes

Identifying optimal intervention strategies for patients with spinal cord injury can be very challenging for clinicians. Some of the most concerning and frustrating… Read Morearrow_right

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SCI Part 3: Interventions for Treating a Person With a C6-Level Injury

SCI Part 3: Interventions for Treating a Person With a C6-Level Injury

Video Runtime: 71 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 45 Minutes

Identifying strategies for working with people with a C6-level injury can be very challenging for clinicians. This level injury has great rehabilitation potential… Read Morearrow_right

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SCI Part 4: Interventions for a Person With a Thoracic-Level Injury

SCI Part 4: Interventions for a Person With a Thoracic-Level Injury

Video Runtime: 70 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 49 Minutes

Working with people with a thoracic-level spinal cord injury requires a great understanding of the potential of their functional capabilities. Due to the limited… Read Morearrow_right

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Reactive Balance: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice (Recorded Webinar)

Reactive Balance: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice (Recorded Webinar)

Video Runtime: 185 Minutes; Learning Assessments: 20 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and… Read Morearrow_right

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Neurologic Treatments Part 1: Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning

Neurologic Treatments Part 1: Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning

Video Runtime: 78 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 39 Minutes

This course will focus on providing a comprehensive approach to assessing people with neurological deficits. The foundational aspects of neuroplasticity will… Read Morearrow_right

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Neurologic Treatments Part 2: Challenging Presentations

Neurologic Treatments Part 2: Challenging Presentations

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Neurologic Treatments Part 3: Supine-to-Sit Interventions

Neurologic Treatments Part 3: Supine-to-Sit Interventions

Video Runtime: 59 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

This course will focus on providing a comprehensive approach for people with a neurological deficit who have challenges with bed mobility. The assessment process… Read Morearrow_right

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Neurologic Treatments Part 4: Sit-to-Stand Interventions

Neurologic Treatments Part 4: Sit-to-Stand Interventions

Video Runtime: 69 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

This course will focus on providing a comprehensive approach for people with a neurological deficit who have challenges with sit-to-stand. The assessment process… Read Morearrow_right

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Neurologic Treatments Part 5: Gait Interventions

Neurologic Treatments Part 5: Gait Interventions

Video Runtime: 72 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

This course will focus on providing a comprehensive approach for people with a neurological deficit who have challenges with ambulation. The assessment process… Read Morearrow_right

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Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 1: Assessment

Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 1: Assessment

Video Runtime: 79 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Individuals who have had a stroke commonly have upper extremity involvement. Many times, the presentation of a hemiplegic shoulder can directly impact a person's… Read Morearrow_right

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Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 2: Interventions

Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 2: Interventions

Video Runtime: 80 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Individuals who have had a stroke commonly have upper extremity involvement. Many times, the presentation of a hemiplegic shoulder can directly impact a person's… Read Morearrow_right

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Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 3: Interventions for Motor Learning

Hemiplegic Shoulder Part 3: Interventions for Motor Learning

Video Runtime: 69 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 28 Minutes

Individuals who have had a stroke commonly have upper extremity involvement. Many times, the presentation of a hemiplegic shoulder can directly impact a person's… Read Morearrow_right

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Balance Challenges Part 1: Assessment

Balance Challenges Part 1: Assessment

Video Runtime: 90 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 36 Minutes

Performing an appropriate assessment is the key to utilizing any type of intervention. This course is critical to providing a solid foundation for the development… Read Morearrow_right

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Balance Challenges Part 2: Interventions in Supine and Sitting

Balance Challenges Part 2: Interventions in Supine and Sitting

Video Runtime: 71 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

This course will focus on providing a comprehensive approach to people with balance challenges who are functioning at the wheelchair level. The primary concentration… Read Morearrow_right

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Balance Challenges Part 3: Dynamic Interventions

Balance Challenges Part 3: Dynamic Interventions

Video Runtime: 66 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

This course will focus on providing a comprehensive approach to people with balance challenges who are walking. The primary concentration will be on people with… Read Morearrow_right

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Improving HEP Compliance: Motivating the Patient

Improving HEP Compliance: Motivating the Patient

Video Runtime: 5 minutes

Designing an effective home exercise program is an important part of patient improvement and rehabilitation, but it can be challenging to design a program that patients will actually comply… Read Morearrow_right

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Improving HEP Compliance: Focusing on the End Goal

Improving HEP Compliance: Focusing on the End Goal

Video Runtime: 5 minutes

Designing an effective home exercise program is an important part of patient improvement and rehabilitation, but it can be challenging to design a program that patients will actually comply… Read Morearrow_right

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Improving HEP Compliance: Translating Knowledge from Therapist to Patient

Improving HEP Compliance: Translating Knowledge from Therapist to Patient

Video Runtime: 3.5 minutes

Designing an effective home exercise program is an important part of patient improvement and rehabilitation, but it can be challenging to design a program that patients will actually comply… Read Morearrow_right

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4-Stage Balance Test

4-Stage Balance Test

Video Runtime: 2 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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5-Times Sit-to-Stand Test

5-Times Sit-to-Stand Test

Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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30-Second Sit-to-Stand Test

30-Second Sit-to-Stand Test

Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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Gait Speed Test

Gait Speed Test

Video Runtime: 4 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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6-Minute Walk Test

6-Minute Walk Test

Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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Timed Up and Go & Dual-Task Timed Up and Go

Timed Up and Go & Dual-Task Timed Up and Go

Video Runtime: 5 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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2-Minute Step Test

2-Minute Step Test

Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

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Functional Reach Assessment

Functional Reach Assessment

Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

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Occiput-Wall Measure Test

Occiput-Wall Measure Test

Video Runtime: 2 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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One-Leg Stand Test

One-Leg Stand Test

Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

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Four-Square Step Test

Four-Square Step Test

Video Runtime: 4 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

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4-Item Dynamic Gait Index

4-Item Dynamic Gait Index

Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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Heel-Raise Test

Heel-Raise Test

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research now provides a clear guide to assist therapists in choosing the best measure…

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ABC Scale

ABC Scale

Video Runtime: 5 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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Arm Curl Test

Arm Curl Test

Video Runtime: 2 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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Grip Strength Test

Grip Strength Test

Video Runtime: 2 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

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Dynamic Gait Index

Dynamic Gait Index

Video Runtime: 6 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

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Berg Balance Test

Berg Balance Test

Video Runtime: 6 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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Modified Falls Efficacy Scale

Modified Falls Efficacy Scale

Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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Seated Step Test

Seated Step Test

Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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Functional Gait Assessment

Functional Gait Assessment

Video Runtime: 5 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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Physical Performance Test

Physical Performance Test

Video Runtime: 4 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool

Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool

Video Runtime: 2 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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FIST: Function in Sitting Test

FIST: Function in Sitting Test

Video Runtime: 7 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research… Read Morearrow_right

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