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Fundamentals of Therapeutic Exercise Part One

presented by Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS

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When treating geriatric patients with neurological impairments, it is helpful to have a consistent, yet flexible approach. In this course, Dr. Kay Wing introduces layers of facilitation which, when used in conjunction with each other, enhance the response of the patient to the therapist's intervention regardless of their diagnosis or deficits. Using these principles of effective intervention within each treatment session will maximize benefit to the patient throughout all stages of recovery. This is the first part in a two-part lecture series on the layers of facilitation and provides the theoretical foundation for interventions in three demonstration-based courses.

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Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS

Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS, is the owner of Southwest Advanced Neurological Rehabilitation (SWAN Rehab), an outpatient rehabilitation facility specializing in the treatment of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diseases. She received her physical therapy degree at Northwestern University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. She is a board-certified…

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1. Normal Movement

Because disability from a neurological disease is often caused by a movement disorder, it is important for therapists to know what normal movement is, be able to understand the development of normal movement, and to recognize the importance of reversal of movement. This knowledge can then be applied to analyzing movement deficits in development of a treatment plan.

2. Patterns of Movement

The brain knows only motion, not individual muscle action. This motion is developed in patterns for function and strength. Each pattern has combinations of trunk, head, neck, and extremity movements. When the therapist is familiar with these patterns they will have innumerable treatment options.

3. Movement Analysis

As went Part One of this two part course, Dr. Wing will review how we now understand the components of normal movement and how the extremities combine movements. We can now analyze different pictures of movement to solidify our knowledge.

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