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Clinical Management of Cerebellar Dysfunction

presented by Susan B. Perry, PT, DPT

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Financial: Susan B. Perry receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Susan B. Perry has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course provides content to support clinical management decisions for persons with cerebellar dysfunction. Foundational information focuses on the specific role of the cerebellum in motor learning and motor control, and how dysfunction can influence limb and eye movement, balance, and gait. The course includes standardized examination tools, prioritized elements of the neurologic exam, and current intervention approaches. Finally, content will be applied to a patient case, with video.

Meet Your Instructor

Susan B. Perry, PT, DPT

Susan B. Perry, PT, DPT, is Professor and Curriculum Director in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been a full-time faculty member at Chatham since 1995, where her primary teaching assignment includes adult neurologic rehabilitation. Her neurologic practice experience has spanned over 30 years, in settings from…

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1. Review of the Cerebellar Role in Motor Learning

This chapter includes the particular contribution of the cerebellum during motor task learning; the influence of dysfunction on motor learning; and evidence for motor learning in the presence of cerebellar dysfunction (CD).

2. Review of the Cerebellar Role in Motor Control

This chapter discusses how the cerebellum helps to control limb and eye movement, and how dysfunction results in dysmetria, ataxia, and other movement disorders.

3. Rehabilitation for Persons with Cerebellar Disorders

This chapter provides current physical therapy evidence for CD, and includes comprehensive ataxia scales and examination/intervention principles.

4. Case-Based Application of Rehabilitation Principles

Examination results and a plan of care for an individual with chronic alcoholic cerebellar atrophy are presented.

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