Current clinical practice in the treatment of multiple sclerosis consists of numerous therapies, including standard physical therapy and pharmacological interventions. Recent investigations have centered on patients’ participation in self-moderated exercise as a staple of the treatment and maintenance program. Literature suggests that adults with severe disability can benefit from regular exercise. Modalities in which the patient was fully weight bearing or seated have yielded similarly positive outcomes. Some research suggests that numerous modalities combined produce greater overall results than programs focusing on a single aspect of fitness. Still other contributions are showing a case for inclusion of higher intensity training as well as inclusion of cognitive training plus exercise. The inclusion of patient guided exercise may provide expanded resources in the search for improving lifespan, independence and mental health of the Multiple Sclerosis patient.
|Contact Hours: 1||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Anatomy and Physiology of Multiple Sclerosis
- Traditional Exercise Approach
- Updated Exercise Approach
- Medical Literature Ratings
- Grades (APTA)
- Search Strategy Utilized
- Critical Appraisal of Literature Findings
- Practical Applications of Findings
- Clinical Bottom Line
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to better prepare the health/fitness professional and ATC appraising the evidence regarding the effectiveness of self-moderated exercises in increasing patients level of physical fitness, mental health and sense of independence in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
- Describe the nature and cause of Multiple Sclerosis.
- Name the common symptoms and manifestations of MS.
- Describe the benefits of exercise for patients with severe mobility disability.
- Identify the evidence-based implications of high intensity exercise for MS patients.
- Identify the effects of cognitive training in combination with physical exercise as supported by evidence-based literature.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
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Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant,Certified Athletic Trainers, and Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Financial – James Menz is the owner of JGM Consultants, LLC and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service