NEUROREHABILITATION SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

NEUROREHABILITATION PHYSICAL THERAPY:

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the assessment and intervention procedures used with persons with various neurological pathologies. The focus of this course will be on neurological problems acquired in adulthood. Theories of motor control and motor learning will be studied and applied to assessment and treatment. Laboratories will be used to strengthen evaluation and intervention skills, especially the analysis of movement as well as planning, practicing, and modifying treatment. The format of this course includes lectures, discussions, laboratory experiences, problem-based learning activities, community based experiences, and patient-centric case study learning activities. There will also be contact with persons with neurological dysfunction as part of this course. Clinical competence in the evaluation and treatment of persons with neurological impairments is to be developed. Topics will focus on medical terminology, clinical examination, evaluation, comparing contemporary, traditional interventions and the impact of evolving technology in this area.