Didactic

We are partnering with the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium to offer a unique, cutting edge educational experience as part of our didactic training for residents.  The consortium was developed by University of Southern California, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.

Educators and speakers include world renowned physical therapists who are experts in the field.  Residents will participate in two 4-day educational modules, (held in Los Angeles, CA), 26 live webinars accessible from Boston University, journal clubs in which they will have the opportunity to interact with residents from other institutions, tutorials, discussions, rounds and clinics.

2014 Curriculum

  • 8 days of on-site coursework (module I & module II)
    • On-Site Location: Motion Performance Institute (MPI), 8830 S. Sepulveda Blvd, 2nFloor, Los Angeles, CA  9004
    • Module 1: August 2014
    • Module 2: November 2014
  • 26 Live Webinars
  • Journal Club
  • Tutorials/Discussions
  • Clinics/Rounds

Modules Include: (sample)

  • Translation of Neuroscience to Clinical Practice
  • Outcome Measures: application to specific neurological disorders
  • Application of Evidence-based Practice
  • Systematic Approach to Gait Analysis and Orthotic Decision-Making
  • Motor Skill Learning: How do you apply motor learning strategies into your clinical practice?
  • Application of motor skill learning to adult and pediatric populations: postural control, UE and LE intervention
  • Treatment of patients with Extrapyramidal Disorders
  • Treatment of patients with Cerebellar Disorders

Webinar Topics Include: (sample)

  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Principles of Motor Learning
  • Motor Control
  • Neuro-imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Normal and Pathological Gait
  • Extrapyramidal Disorders
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Cerebellar Disorders

Speakers Include: (sample)

  • Carolee Winstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • Kathy Sullivan, PT, PhD
  • Beth Fisher, PT, PhD
  • Terry Ellis, PT, PhD, NCS
  • Nancy Byl PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • Kathleen Ganley, PT, PhD
  • Julie Tilson, PT, DPT, NCS