Therapeutic Management of Tone and Spasticity in Children and Adults with Neurologic Impairments
- Date(s): April 28, 2018 – April 28, 2018
- Times: Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time.
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
Assembly Rooms 1 & 2
3599 University Blvd South
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Spasticity and tone are often identified as an impairment affecting function in children and adults with neurologic involvement. Often confused, this course will review the descriptions and presentations of both tone and spasticity as well as describe a team approach designed to maximize functional gains and independence. The course will utilize an evidence-based review of the current treatment recommendations for spasticity management as well as laboratory components for application of serial casting as a tool for managing decreased range of motion related to spasticity or tone.
At the end of this course, all participants will be able to:
- Describe the difference between tone and spasticity
- Describe evidence for medical, surgical, and therapeutic interventions for tone and spasticity
- Discuss appropriate ways to measure tone and spasticity
- Compare outcomes of interventions related to function
- Apply serial casting application to upper and lower extremities
- Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate patient and after care for casting application
PT and OT participants will also be able to:
- Accurately assess a patient with abnormal tone or reflexes
- Develop appropriate treatment goals for a patient with tone or spasticity
- Assess for appropriateness of serial casting in a patient with tone or spasticity
Jennifer Fernandez, PT, DPT, NCS, PCS
Coordinator, Brooks IHL Pediatric Residency ProgramIntended 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.CEUs:
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 intermediate course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.
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