• Multiple Sclerosis: Applying the Evidence

    • Date(s): April 02, 2017  –  April 02, 2017
    • Times: Saturyday, 8:30AM - 5:30PM
    • *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time.
    • Location:

      Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
      Assembly Rooms 1 and 2
      3599 University Blvd South
      Jacksonville, FL 32216 

    This is an 8-hour course designed to provide evidence-based examination and intervention strategies to rehabilitation professionals for patients with dynamic and constantly fluctuating abilities:  those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  Initially, a foundation is built around the pathoanatomy and pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis followed by a discussion of clinical signs and symptoms and the purpose of differential diagnosis in this patient population.  The remainder of the course will be presented in a case-based format with group discussions and psychomotor labs including components of a comprehensive clinical examination, utilization of clinical outcome measures, and application of intervention strategies.  By the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to use knowledge gained about the irregular and often unpredictable course of a progressive neurological disease to optimize function and mobility.

    Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

    • Discuss the pathoanatomy and pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis.
    • Identify clinical signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis for the purpose differential diagnosis.
    • List the components of a comprehensive examination of individuals with multiple sclerosis.
    • Utilize clinical outcome measures to document improvement in impairments in body functions and structures as well as to identify activity limitations and participation restrictions for individuals with multiple sclerosis.
    • Apply intervention strategies to optimize function and mobility including motor learning concepts for individuals with multiple sclerosis in a case scenario format.

    Jacqueline Osborne PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
    Brooks Rehabilitation
    Coordinator, Brooks IHL Geriatric Residency Program 

    Intended Audience:

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA) practitioners.


    This course is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 introductory course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.


    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!
    • If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.
    • The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL at info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.
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