Spasticity: Eclectic Treatment Approaches

 

Spasticity affects approximately 6 million people in the United States.  Yet most health care professionals are unfamiliar with it. Therapists are often very comfortable with musculoskeletal disorders but can be intimidated by neurological ones. If you have struggled with tone management with patients in your practice, this course is for you!   Designed to familiarize health care professionals with spasticity as a central nervous system disorder, assessment and management of spasticity, and collaborative treatment approaches, this course will serve as a reference for working with patients with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.  Participants will be introduced to both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions and to collaborative spasticity management through a series of case examples.  



$60.00

Hours: 1.00 - 1.25
REL-SRC-0-SETA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (47 Match)

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.25 contact hours, approval number 20-641724.

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1 & 2. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.25 HOURS


The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

1.25 HOURS


The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

1.25 HOURS


The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity qualifies for 1.25 Category 2 hours.

Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

1.25 HOURS


The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b). This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.25 HOURS


The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.25 HOURS


The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

1.25 HOURS


The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

1.25 HOURS


South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

1.25 HOURS


The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

1.25 HOURS


This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.
This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

1.25 HOURS


The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Learners must self-report this completion to CE Broker in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.2 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.20 contact hours, approval number 20-641724.

New York Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

1.25 HOURS


The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

1.25 HOURS


The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

1.25 HOURS


The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Utah Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Washington Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

CA Physical Therapy Board of California

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 1.25 contact hours.

Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 1.00 Clinical hours.

West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, approval code REL-F18-34. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


This course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 1.25 Category 1 credits and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs.

Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning courses have been approved by the State Board of Physical Therapy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This course has been approved 1.25 contact hours of which 0 hours are in evaluative procedures to treat a person without a referral. Approval #: PTCE013433

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-SETA
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2021
Learning Objectives:
• Define spasticity
• Describe 2 tests used for spasticity management
• List 4 medicines used to treat spasticity
• List 5 specific non-pharmacologic methods of spasticity management
• Identify patients in your practice with spasticity and explain treatments that might be useful for them in its management

Outline:

Disclosures



Course Description



Learning Objectives



Course Outline



Defining Spasticity



Spasticity Impairs Function and Causes Disability



Definition of Tone



Remember: Brain Is Boss!



Hypotonia vs Hypertonia



Knowledge Check



Meet Meaghan O’Brien



Meaghan’s Story



Immediately Post Stroke



First 3 Months Post Stroke



Neuroanatomy of Tone



Afferent and Efferent Neurons



Muscle Spindles Regulate Muscle Tone



Motor Neurons



Upper vs Lower Motor Neuron



Spasticity = Hypertonia + Speed



Spasticity



Knowledge Check



Diagnoses That Present with Spasticity



Spasticity



Spasticity as Upper Motor Neuron Disorder



Meaghan 1 Year Post Stroke



Primary Complain: Spasticity in Upper Limb



Meaghan 3 Years Post Stroke



Spasticity and Meaghan



Spasticity Measurement



Ashworth Scale (1964)



Modified Ashworth Scale (1987)



Tardieu Scale



Pros and Cons of Available Spasticity Scales



Meaghan’s Upper Limb Spasticity After 5 Years



Treatments for Spasticity



Knowledge Check



Factors to Consider with a Treatment



Treatment Varies



Pharmacologic Intervention



Botulinum Neurotoxins



Neurotoxin Injections



Surgical Intervention



Non-Pharmacologic Intervention



Goals with Spasticity Management



Stretching



Splinting and Casting



Exercise Considerations



Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy



Therapeutic Exercises and Activities for Spasticity Management



Other Non-Pharmacologic Modalities



Teamwork



Goals of Spasticity Management



Knowledge Check



Identify Your Patients with Spasticity



Spasticity Can Be Common With…



Course Review



Resources



References


Instructor: Caryn B. McAllister, PT, DPT
Caryn McAllister, PT, DPT owns High Quality Home Therapy, a home and office based therapy company that provides compassion and quality in the form of physical, occupational, speech, and massage therapy as well as yoga, mindfulness, personal training and social work. Dr. McAllister has served as adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University's physical therapy program and is the director of rehabilitation of New England Institute for Neurology and Headache as well as New England Institute for Clinical Research, where she has participated as a sub-investigator in 24 clinical trials. Dr. McAllister specializes in rehabilitation in hospice and palliative care, pain management, and spasticity. She has lectured nationally for the APTA and NHCPO on the topic of the therapy in hospice and palliative care and wants to help rehab professionals successfully work with people at the end of life. Disclosure: Caryn B. McAllister, PT, DPT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Allergan as Grant/Research Support Relevant Financial Relationship with Ipsen as Grant/Research Support Relevant Financial Relationship with Merz as Grant/Research Support Relevant Financial Relationship with Myobloc as Grant/Research Support
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Physical Therapy; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
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