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Digital Seminar

POST-COVID-19 'Long Haulers' Acute and Chronic Effects: Evaluation and Treatment


Faculty:
Michel (Shelly) Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP |  Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, ND, CH, CFPS
Duration:
3 Hours 58 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Feb 26, 2021
Product Code:
POS064610
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Description

They are your peers.  Your family.  Your friends. Your patients.  And now, many weeks after diagnosis, they still feel like they’re running at 60%.   

Technically speaking, they’ve recovered from COVID-19, yet the symptoms still linger – sometimes for over 100 days.  This group is now known as the “long haulers”.  

Whether you work in a hospital, long- term care, skilled care or home health, this course will provide a pathway toward rehabilitation and recovery.  With 89 years combined experience, Karen Pryor PhD, PT, DPT, ND, CH, CFPS and Shelly Denes PT, CFPS, C/NDT will provide a framework to: 

  • Create a multi-system evaluation 
  • Reset the autonomic nervous system and  
  • Successfully treat post-COVID patients 

They’ll show you how to immediately apply these strategies in your work. With their tried and true techniques, you will feel confident in your ability to help this growing population recover quickly and resume their normal lifestyle. 

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Handouts/Brochure

Faculty

Michel (Shelly) Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP's Profile

Michel (Shelly) Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP Related seminars and products


Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP, is an expert in fall prevention and neuro-rehab with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, TBI, and SCI. She has a special interest in Covid-19 'Long Haulers' and advanced technology as she has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics. She uses her Denes Physical Therapy Consulting LLC for much of her consulting and seminar work.

Ms. Denes travels nationally to present seminars on fall prevention and geriatric rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She has also shared her insights with practicing professionals in varying settings. Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan's PT program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for Adult Hemiplegia (NDT) at The Rehab Institute of Chicago. She has also earned her certification as a 'Fall Prevention Specialist' and a 'Geriatric Care Professional' with the Evergreen Certifications and sits on their advisory board.

 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes receives compensation as a Physical Therapist at the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.  


Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, ND, CH, CFPS's Profile

Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, ND, CH, CFPS Related seminars and products

Health Sphere Wellness Center


Karen Pryor, Ph.D., PT, DPT, ND, CH, CFPS, has practiced for 40 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is an international speaker and owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, an integrative therapy clinic in Jasper, Tennessee. Involved with orthopedic, chronic pain patients, she developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings including orthopedic hospitals, out-patients clinic, home health, assisted living centers and nursing homes, to advance neurological-orthopedic programs. She is an author of a book teaching Neuroplasticity techniques. Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Tennessee State University Physical Therapy School and Nashville State Community College. In 2010, she received the President's Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to advanced treatment by President Barack Obama. In addition to her pioneering neuroplasticity work, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy School, and Volunteer State Community College Physical Therapy Assistant program. She is a clinical instructor for several universities and colleges. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor advances a more expansive view of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifespan by using neuroplasticity techniques.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Karen Pryor is owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Karen Pryor serves on the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention board.


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Program Information

CD/DVD

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Objectives

  1. Determine neurological, musculoskeletal and organ system challenges during the evaluation process.  
  2. Determine cytokine storms and how it relates to multi-organ failure and coagulation. 
  3. Investigate post-viral autonomic dysregulation and how to rewire with neuroplasticity techniques. 
  4. Differentiate, accommodate, and treat rehabilitation challenges such as brain fog with poor memory of home program, tachycardia, POTS, and immune system challenges. 
  5. Investigate autonomic symptoms of night sweats, temperature dysregulation, gastroparesis, peripheral vasoconstriction. 
  6. Appraise anxiety levels and discuss changes in the emotional environment of the patient. 
  7. Justify proning in patients to increase oxygen saturation levels. 
  8. Appraise nervous system involvement HPA axis – hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal dysregulation related to COVID-19 and how simple therapy techniques can assist with re-regulation.

Outline

Post-Acute COVID Syndrome  

  • Define ‘Long Haulers’ and why they are called that? 
  • Symptoms and Emergency Warning Signs 
  • The Hyper Immune response that causes more problems than it solves 
  • The Inflammatory Response seen in this disease  
  • COVID-19 can induce a cytokine storm  

Addressing the Long-Term Symptoms in Long Haulers  

  • Profound fatigue 
  • SOBOE 
  • Brain Fog 
  • Myalgias 
  • Neuropathies 
  • Gait and Balance issues 
  • Pain 
  • Anxiety 
  • Brain Fog 
  • Headaches 
  • Memory Loss 
  • Tremors 

POTS: Retrain the ANS 

  • New continuum for getting out of bed or standing 
  • Compression socks 
  • Increase plasma volume 
  • Abdominal binder 
  • Benefits of supine positioning 
  • Incorporating neuroplasticity techniques 

Targeted Interventions for Long Hauler Challenges 

  • Nasal breathing 
  • Sleep  
  • Strategies to address POTS 
  • Fatigue 
  • Reduce fall risk 
  • Case Study 
  • Home Tips  

Target Audience

  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Athletic trainers
  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants 

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