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Fundamentals of Therapeutic Exercise Part One

presented by Kay Wing

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When treating geriatric patients with neurological impairments, it is helpful to have a consistent, yet flexible approach. In this course, Dr. Kay Wing introduces layers of facilitation which, when used in conjunction with each other, enhance the response of the patient to the therapist's intervention regardless of their diagnosis or deficits. Using these principles of effective intervention within each treatment session will maximize benefit to the patient throughout all stages of recovery. This is the first part in a two-part lecture series on the layers of facilitation and provides the theoretical foundation for interventions in three demonstration-based courses.

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Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS

Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS is the owner of Southwest Advanced Neurological Rehabilitation (SWAN Rehab), an outpatient rehabilitation facility specializing in the treatment of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diseases. She received her physical therapy degree at Northwestern University and her doctorate of physical therapy from Northern Arizona University. She is a board…

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1. Normal Movement

Because disability from a neurological disease is often caused by a movement disorder, it is important for therapists to know what normal movement is, be able to understand the development of normal movement, and to recognize the importance of reversal of movement. This knowledge can then be applied to analyzing movement deficits in development of a treatment plan.

2. Patterns of Movement

The brain knows only motion, not individual muscle action. This motion is developed in patterns for function and strength. Each pattern has combinations of trunk, head, neck, and extremity movements. When the therapist is familiar with these patterns they will have innumerable treatment options.

3. Movement Analysis

As went Part One of this two part course, Dr. Wing will review how we now understand the components of normal movement and how the extremities combine movements. We can now analyze different pictures of movement to solidify our knowledge.

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This course is part of our GCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge GCS Prep-Program.

When treating geriatric patients with neurological impairments, it is helpful to have a consistent, yet flexible approach. In this course Dr. Kay Wing continues with the remaining layers of facilitation which, when used in conjunction with each other, enhance the response of the patient to the therapist's intervention regardless of their diagnosis or deficits. Using these principles of effective intervention within each treatment session will maximize benefit to the patient throughout all stages of recovery. This is the second part in a two-part lecture series on the layers of facilitation and provides the theoretical foundation for interventions in three demonstration-based courses.

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Geriatric patients with neurological deficits will present with a range of functional abilities. Clinicians will benefit from the addition of strategies to their intervention repertoire in order to provide the most efficacious treatment. All patients, regardless of the nuances of their specific neurological diagnosis and their function, need to progress through the basic movement patterns described in this course. Join Dr. Wing to learn how to apply the appropriate strategies for intervention to build on a patient’s current abilities and functional needs toward improving quality of life. A progression of interventions for patients with various neurological disorders will be demonstrated to facilitate motor control and postural transitions through interventions in a variety of postures and activities from the mat to functional mobility.

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Once a patient has mastered the functional task of sitting, the next progression is often to standing, with the ultimate goal of walking. Standing is the basis of a number of transitional positions in walking, so if one is unable to stand, they’re likely unable to walk. Join Dr. Wing in the second part of this three-part series as she demonstrates sit-to-stand transitions and walking activities for patients with various neurological disorders. Fundamental principles of motor control to function, safety, and independence will be incorporated as an essential component of sit-to-stand transitions, with an emphasis on the importance of walking speed on quality and length of life.

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Older adults with neurological deficits have a greater risk of falling due to balance-related issues. This can lead to fear of falling, which in turn may decrease the patient’s mobility and further increase the risk of falling. This decreased participation and physical activity negatively impacts the patient’s quality of life. Join Dr. Wing as she presents an innovative progression of interventions from simple to complex balance activities to challenge and facilitate balance for function in a variety of environments.

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