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Live Webinar

Neuroplasticity for Orthopedic Recovery and Pain Relief: How Injury Changes the Brain and How You Can Help Rewire It


Faculty:
Karen Pryor
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC064090
Brochure Code:
PWZ83433
Media Type:
Live Webinar


Description

Neuroplasticity is one of the most important concepts when it comes to recovery, but is often overlooked when treating traumatic injuries. From traumatic injuries and post-op conditions to stroke, this course will deliver new thoughts on how to detour around damage and incorporate viable nervous system connections for faster, more complete recovery.

It’s never too late. The brain is not hard wired. It can change and adapt, even decades after the initial injury.

Drawing on over 40 years of clinical experience, Dr. Pryor will teach you practical, evidence-based techniques and interventions to stimulate the brain and enhance recovery.

  • Evaluate the nervous system for damage and functional pathways
  • Address tone abnormalities, vision and how they are intimately related and treatable
  • Advance patient function with guided neurological reconnection
  • Improve balance and visuospatial function to enhance client independence and feelings of safety
  • Create actionable treatment plans to help at home
  • Reclaim movement and quality of life

You will learn practical and useful techniques that can be implemented immediately within your practice. These evidence-based interventions will apply across the spectrum from initial injury to recovery.

Sign up today! You can’t afford to miss out on this chance to get the skills, techniques and knowledge you can use to promote neuroplasticity and increased function for your patients!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. Participants must attend at least three (3) contact hours to receive Category I credit. Participants who complete less than three (3) contact hours will receive Category II credit.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. 


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


California Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. 


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists

Approved for 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

ASHA

This course is offered for 0.6 live ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Basic Communication Processes area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live webcast if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Faculty

Karen Pryor Related seminars and products: 5

PhD, PT, DPT

Health Sphere Wellness Center


Karen Pryor, Ph.D., PT, DPT, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for 40 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, an integrative therapy clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Involved with early intervention in the birth-three population for over 30 years, she has developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings, including homes, childcare centers, and school systems, to advance pediatric therapy programs.

Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention, (2014-2019), a position to which she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to the advanced treatment of children from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy School, and in the 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.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Assess the multilayer approach using neuroanatomy and brain function related to injuries.
  2. Analyze the relationship between orthopedic trauma and brain dysfunction.
  3. Differentiate approaches to changing low and high tone qualities.
  4. Evaluate central nervous system dysfunction, and why practice makes pathways, and how to increase compliance in home programs.
  5. Evaluate tremors, eye alignment and nystagmus.
  6. Appraise and appreciate the importance of positive treatment sessions and verbal cues.
  7. Evaluate strategies to incorporate techniques into home programs for patients and caregivers.

Outline

Improve Your Clinical Reasoning
  • Central nervous system: the driver of ALL function
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Brain development
  • Chronic pain: the nervous system remembers
  • Feedback loops - pain is circular
Upgrade Your Clinical Assessment
  • Neurological screens for injuries
  • Identifying neurological challenges
  • Primitive reflex patterns and the power of vision
  • Sensory motor development
  • Vision and hearing related deficits
  • Sensation changes and reintegration
Integrate Neuroplasticity into Your Therapy Program
  • Practice Makes NEW Pathways
  • Polyvagal theory: Fight, Flight and Freeze
  • Trauma memory related to therapy sessions
  • Crucial component: sensory stimulation
  • Smooth movement tremors and distraction
  • Changing low and high tone qualities
  • Challenge equates to change
  • Bracing: to be or not to be
Design Effective Treatment Plans: Treat the Symptom, the Cause and Neurological Changes
  • Where to rewire the brain
  • Use it or lose it
  • Recruitment and retraining
  • Use the lobes next door
  • Before/after videos of sensory stimulation
  • Beware of learned non-use
Expand Your Reach: Incorporate Vision
  • The link between vision and balance and sensation
  • Implications for neurological disorders:
    • Stroke, TBI, concussion
  • 3D vision impairments – depth perception and safety
  • Practical strategies for vision on the move!
Taking it Home: Patients and Caregivers
  • PT phone home – game changing HEP strategies to increase compliance
  • Repetition and novelty are key
  • Simple and effective activities to send home
  • Explaining complex concepts to patients
Case Studies:
  • MVA with TBI
  • Fall with knee injury and acute pain
  • Low back pain – disc herniation with acute unrelenting pain
  • Neurological signs post fall
  • TKA acute pain and edema with resolution of pain and edema 2 treatments
  • Anoxic injury – signs, symptoms and solutions

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists

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