# 246 Neurologic Gait Analysis and Treatment for Lesions of the Cortex, Subcortex & Cerebellum
Ambulation is one of the most important activities of functional mobility for the acquired brain injured patient. Therapists engage in early ambulation activities because of the changes in healthcare delivery leading to a new focus in rehabilitation: functional mobility at the highest possible level prior to discharge. Inadequate motor return forces early compensation patterns to reach functional outcomes within a shorter length of stay as well as less treatment time per session. Since the focus is on function, physical therapy practitioners need to be adept in gait analysis and treatment utilizing a total body approach to accomplish daily living skills.
This course will review typical stroke lesions of the cortex, subcortex and cerebellum and describe resulting impairments that may be observed during gait. The focus is on increased understanding and application of therapeutic interventions to improve observed abnormal neurologic gait patterns from site specific lesions. Using a systems approach, occupational and physical therapy practitioners will be instructed how to formulate interventions within their scope of practice and establish and or follow a plan of care to improve gait impairments. Specific treatment interventions that can be used across the continuum from acute care to home health to alleviate abnormal gait patterns will be discussed and demonstrated via media, instructor-participant interaction, and physical therapy practitioner interaction for practical application. The course will utilize a case-based approach to demonstrate and summarize application of material. (Pre-course Recommendations: Participants should review normal gait analysis)
Instructor: Jennifaye V. Brown, PT, PhD, NCS
Course Cities and Dates:
None scheduled at this time
8 hours or .8 Or 8 CEUs