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2-Day Treating Neuropathy: Best Practice Solutions for Symptom Relief

Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA |  Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS
Approx. 12 Hours
May 04, 2023
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Most rehab professionals believe treating Neuropathy is a lost cause. Conventional wisdom says that once the damage is done, your patients’ only option is medication and learning to live with it.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Complete symptom resolution is often unrealistic, however even small changes can move your patients from despair and resignation to hope and independence.

Watch us in this advanced training offering solutions to a difficult diagnosis and discover the latest and most impactful evidence-based interventions including:

  • Pain management: manual therapy techniques, modalities that are supported by evidence (TENs, lasers, diathermy, etc.), dietary changes and coverage of medication and treatment options outside of rehab.
  • How to intervene directly at the central nervous system to facilitate neuroplasticity in motor control and sensory organization.
  • Restore peripheral nerve mobility with neuro-fascial release, IASTM, cupping, and soft tissue techniques
  • Maximize function when deficits persist – fall risk reduction, home modifications, compensation strategies, home programs and more!

You will walk away with the knowledge and skills to confidently apply functional screening techniques, identify deficits, and design a personalized plan of care.

As a clinician who truly understands neuropathy’s causes, subtypes, and prognosis, you’ll stand out as an expert who can help some of the most challenging and complex patients regain the quality of life they dream of.


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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA's Profile

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Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA, has been a PT since 1991, a board certified in neurologic PT in 1995, and a private practice owner since 2005. Dr. Studer has been an invited speaker covering 50 states, 10 countries, and 4 continents speaking on topics ranging from cognition and psychology in rehabilitation, aging, stroke, motor learning, motivation in rehabilitation, balance, dizziness, neuropathy and Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Studer is a co-founder and co-owner of Spark Rehabilitation and Wellness in Bend, OR. He is an adjunct professor at Oregon State University’s DPT program, where he leads the coursework on motor control. Mike has adjunct duties at several other DPT programs and assists the USC-led national network of neurologic PT residencies (Neuroconsortium) as well. Mike is the co-owner of Spark Rehabilitation and Wellness, a multidisciplinary healthy aging and neurology rehabilitation clinic, also in Bend. In 2011, Mike was recognized as Clinician of the Year in the Neurologic and (in 2014) the Geriatric Academies of the APTA. He received the highest honor available in PT in 2020, being distinguished as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA in 2020, joining a group of under 300 persons at the time for the history of the profession. Mike’s honors additionally reflect his service for Vice Presidency of the Academy of Neurologic PT, the Mercedes Weiss award for service to the Oregon chapter of APTA. He holds a trademark in dual task rehabilitation and has a patent pending on the same. Over his career, Mike has authored over 35 articles, 6 book chapters, and routinely has clinical research projects in affiliation with one of many universities. He is a consultant to Major League Baseball on the motor control of pitching and hitting. As a very fun and lighthearted note, Mike is the four time and current WR holder for the fastest underwater treadmill marathon, a mark that was set most recently in January 2022.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Mike Studer is the co-founding member and co-owner of Spark Rehabilitation and Wellness and receives a speaking honorarium from SMARTFit. Mike Studer receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and a consulting fee from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Mike Studer is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Vestibular Disorders Association, and the Oregon Physical Therapy Association. He serves on the advisory board of Rehab Management and ADVANCE.

Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS's Profile

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Dr. Theresa Schmidt is an orthopedic physical therapy specialist and massage therapist integrating traditional and alternative medicine with emphasis on manual therapy, precision exercise, wellness, Reiki, hypnosis, and mindfulness. She presented for NASA/Inomedic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Vanderbilt Med, Wake Med, and professional associations. She received her doctorate at UNE and served as faculty at Touro PT Programs and CUNY Queens Colleges in NY. She is a published author, Expert Consultant, Reiki Master Instructor, and hypnotherapist in private practice at Educise® in New Hampshire.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Theresa Schmidt is the president of Educise, P.C., and has an employment relationship with CEU She receives a speaking honorarium, a consulting fee, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Theresa Schmidt is a member American Physical Therapy Association and the American Massage Therapy Association.

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  1. Investigate the leading causes of neuropathy.
  2. Construct an impairment-based and functionally focused examination for persons with lower extremity neuropathy of any origin. 
  3. Create an evidence-based intervention program including a home program addressing the needs of individuals with lower extremity neuropathy.
  4. Analyze current and future interventions for neuropathy. 
  5. Develop an evidence-based treatment program managing the controllable variables influencing neuropathic pain. 
  6. Investigate the impact of neuropathy in balance and the relationship to performance of occupational tasks.  
  7. Distinguish fact from fiction regarding prognosis of intervention for neuropathy in relation to impact on ADLs. 
  8. Investigate adverse peripheral neural tension impairments of the lower extremity UE/LE. 
  9. Appraise provocative tests to identify mobility impairments related to adverse neural tension in the UE/LE. 
  10. Apply neurodynamic mobilization techniques to manage mobility impairments for ilioinguinal, sciatic, femoral and saphenous nerves using manual or instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and neural stretch techniques. 
  11. Apply neurodynamic mobilization techniques to manage mobility impairments for median, musculocutaneous, ulnar and radial nerves using manual or instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization 
  12. Develop a home exercise program to manage adverse neural tension. 
  13. Assess and document effectiveness of the neurodynamic approach to adverse neural tension disorders. 
  14. Investigate current literature related to the effectiveness of neurodynamic therapy for mobility impairments of the UE/LE.


Neuropathy - Time for the Facts!
  • Barriers and myths
  • Role of the CNS and neuroplasticity
  • Realistic expectations of peripheral nerve regeneration
  • Objectively determine resolution or degenerative/no resolution
Objective & Functional Assessment: Mobility/Sensation/Flexibility & Reactions/Cognition
  • Measuring strength & power through functional activity
  • Walking tests
  • Multiplanar assessment with on/off perturbations
Pain Management
  • What pharmacology & topical applications offer
  • Modalities: TENS, laser, diathermy, red light, heat
  • Impact of specific dietary changes
  • Surgical approaches: transplants, transfers, relocations
Intervention Strategies
  • Neuroplasticity: motor control, sensory organization
  • Guidelines for strengthening & endurance
  • Get more with dual task activity
  • How to compensate for ongoing symptoms:
    • Footwear/bracing
    • Home modifications: grab bars/handrails
  • Learn from real case studies
Full Spectrum of Intervention Approaches
  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Acupuncture
  • Topical creams/oils
  • Supplements, medications and their impact
Neurodynamics – Nerve Mobility and Health
  • A look at pain science and nervous system sensitization
  • Impingement, entrapment, acute, chronic – now what?
  • Step-by-step exam – objectively identify the origin of dysfunction
  • The most effective provocative tests
Managing Restricted Nerve Mobility
  • Neuro-fascial mobilization
  • Manual and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • IASTM, cupping, myofascial release, soft tissue techniques
  • Current research in neurodynamics
  • Clinical pearls

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Other Rehab and Healthcare Professionals


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