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Rehab Management of Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS

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Financial: Herb Karpatkin receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Herb Karpatkin 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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Video Runtime: 172 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 19 Minutes

Persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) are being referred to therapy in increasingly greater numbers. However, the training that most clinicians receive in school is frequently inadequate to meet the needs of these patients and often results in poor outcomes and reluctance on the part of physicians to refer these patients to therapy in the future. The purpose of this course is to present the most current evidence on the topic of rehabilitation interventions for persons with MS, as well as to provide a clear understanding of the neuropathology and how it contributes to a unique presentation, followed by a description of common impairments and functional limitations. As MS is a disease that results in progressive neurologic degeneration, information regarding management of the disease over the spectrums of time and disability will also be emphasized. Examination and intervention strategies for both common and uncommon presentations will be discussed. Case studies will be used to emphasize the spectrum of disability.

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Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS

Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, graduated from the physical therapy program at Boston University's Sargent College in 1989 and received his doctoral degree in neurologic physical therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and a board-certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist through the…

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1. Pathophysiology and Medical Management

In this chapter, learners will be briefly exposed to the unique pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis and how it results in unique and varied presentations. This will be followed by a brief discussion of medical management and how this management can impact therapy practice.

2. Evaluation and Assessment

In this section, classification and evaluation of multiple sclerosis will be presented. Global evaluations will first be presented, followed by evaluation procedures to examine impairments and functional limitations specific to rehabilitation outcomes. Upper extremity, trunk, and lower extremity impairments, as well as ADL and functional limitations, will be covered. Assessment and prognostication of the evaluative findings will be addressed.

3. Intervention Strategies and Case Example

In this section, treatment interventions will be discussed. Emphasis will be paid to treating the specific findings of note in the evaluation using the available peer-reviewed evidence as well as expert opinion. Case examples will be used to illustrate specific areas of clinical emphasis.

4. Question and Answer Session

This section is a viewer-submitted question and answer session facilitated by Herb Karpatkin.

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