• Continuing Education
  • Therapeutic Management of Tone and Spasticity in Children and Adults with Neurologic Impairments

    Course Date: April 29, 2017  –  April 29, 2017

    Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM 

    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:

    • Differentiate 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 extremity
    • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate patient and after care for casting application


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    Jennifer Fernandez, PT, DPT, NCS, PCS
    Brooks Rehabilitation
    Coordinator, Brooks IHL Pediatric Residency Program 

    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.

    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! 

    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.


    • Standard Ticket: $240.00
    • Brooks Clinician: $100.00
    • Student: $50.00

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    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or Brooks department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Please make checks payable to Brooks Rehabilitation.

    The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL @ info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.

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