Are rare cases becoming more common? Are we recognizing them better? Are these syndromes and disorders connected? If you are not at all or are only distantly familiar with Persistent Postural Perceptual Disorder (PPPD); Functional Neurologic Disorder (FND) (aka Functional Movement Disorder (FMD) - this course is for you. If you are additionally wondering if these conditions as well as some of the other "invisible" conditions, including chronic pain syndromes, are somehow related - you would be correct to suspect and learn more about how. Be prepared for an enlightening application that delves into the neurophysiology and more importantly APPLICATIONS for all of these conditions.
Mike Studer,PT,MHS,NCS,CEEAA,CWT,CSST received his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991. He received his post-professional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. He has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995 and has been designated a Certified Exercise Expert in the Aging Adult (CEEAA) by the Academy of Geriatric PT since 2011. Mike has served as the Vice-president of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the APTA and has been the chair and vice-chair of several special interest groups at the national level in each of the Academies of Neurologic and Geriatric PT, including Balance and Falls, Stroke, and the Practice Committee in neurology. He is a full-time treating therapist at and founder of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, in Oregon.
Mr.Studer has presented courses and published articles on neurologic and geriatric rehabilitation since 1995 and has authored and co-authored over 30 articles on topics of neurology and geriatrics, as well as several book chapters on stroke, cognition, PD, and preventative care as well. Mike is now regularly a guest lecturer on a national and international basis at several universities and national meetings on the topics of balance, motor control, motor learning, cognitive impairment and case management. He was awarded the 2011 Clinician of the Year by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – a section of the American Physical Therapy Association – and in 2014 the same award by the Academy of Geriatric PT – the first to receive this national distinction from each entity.
- Have a working knowledge enough to define, identify and examine: PPPD, FMD/FND, chornic pain
- Have a working knowledge enough to state evidence-based interventions for PPPD, FMD/FND and chronic pain
- An introduction to "the invisibles": history of nomenclature and discoveries
- Physiologies of PPPD, FMD/FND and Chronic pain
- The connections between these (and other) disorders
- Practical applications for each of the invisibiles and the commonalities across approaches
- Case studies in PPPD, FND, chronic pain
- Questions, summaries, and the future
Target Audience: Rehab Professionals including Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Ocupational Therapy Assistants.
Registration Fee: The registration fee of $175 includes access to a recorded version of the online live webcast, an electronic course handout and a certificate of attendance. Providence employees will receive a discounted rate of $75. Once you have purchased the course, a private youtube link will be shared with you.
Refund Policy: There are no refunds for this online course. You will have access to the course for completion for one year from the date of purchase.
Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 7.5 contact hours for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Therapy Assistants in Oregon and Washington. Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.