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The Ten Minute Neurologic Screening Examination

presented by Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS

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The purpose of this course is to review the components of a neurologic screening exam. In particular, we will demonstrate a complete screen of all of the neurologic systems and we will discuss the neuroanatomical implications of each test.

Meet Your Instructor

Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS

Julie Hershberg is a passionate neurologic physical therapist, educator, mentor, learner, and forever neuro nerd. She owns and practices at [Re+Active] Physical Therapy & Wellness, a state-of-the-art outpatient neurologic physical therapy and wellness practice in Los Angeles. It is there she has the privilege to lead a team of PTs, OTs, yoga therapists, and personal…

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1. Introduction to the Neurologic Screen and Observation and Mental Status

This chapter introduces the overall process of quick and efficient neurologic screen. We also dive deeper into the first part of the neurologic screen: a brief observation and mental status screen.

2. Reflexes, Motor and Sensory Screen

In this chapter we will review a quick screen of reflexes and the motor system in order to determine patterns of reflex abnormalities and weakness. We will help answer the clinical question of whether there is upper motor neuron or lower motor neuron involvement. In addition, we will review the key components of the sensory screen.

3. Coordination and Cranial Nerves

This chapter will review screening of coordination, balance and the cranial nerves. We will review the performance and interpretation of these screening tests.

4. Demonstration of the Entire Screen

This chapter will demonstrate the entire neurologic screen together. The goal is the complete the screen efficiently in 15 minutes or less.

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