An Evidence-Based Overview of Multiple Sclerosis  Enjoy 30 days unlimited access to online continuing education course.  You will receive a password and link after purchase via email for future login access.  Please save this email for future login to course. $49 Course Description: 3 Hours (.3 CEUs) This course will review the pathology, etiology and characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis. In addition, a thorough review of medication and medical interventions will precede a comprehensive review of current evidence-based treatment techniques used in physical therapy.
Course Outline:
1. Review general characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis
2. Identify the pathology, etiology, and characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis
3. Discuss the four types of Multiple Sclerosis
a) Clinically Isolated Syndrome
b) Relapsing Remitting MS
c) Primary Progressive MS
d) Secondary Progressive MS
4. Review common medications to Multiple Sclerosis and their limitations
5. Highlight the medical interventions to treat symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
a) Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
b) Chemo-Neurolysis
6. Explore the current evidence-based physical therapy treatment options for Multiple Sclerosis
1. Traditional therapy approach
a) Typical role
b) Limitations
c) Orthotic Considerations
d) Neuromuscular Stimulation
2. Treadmill Training
3. Aquatic Therapy
4. Hippotherapy
7. Conclusion
Course Objectives: Following completion of this course, the learner will demonstrate:
After completing this course you will have a better understanding of the following:
1. The pathology, etiology, and characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis
2. The four types of Multiple Sclerosis
3. Which medications are most effective and the limitations they post
4. Medical interventions that address the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
5. Current treatment techniques for Multiple Sclerosis and the evidence that supports each
Presenter: Kristen Wilson PT, DPT, GCS, NDT Trained Kristen Wilson PT, DPT, GCS, NDT Trained is a practicing physical therapist with a love for teaching. She earned her Master’s degree from Ithaca College in New York, followed by her tDPT from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Kristen completed Neurodevelopmental
Technique Training in 2006 as well as earned American Physical Therapy Association Geriatric Certified Specialist in 2009. Kristen has treated as a physical therapist in several areas of care including inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, home care, and outpatient therapy expanding her therapy repertoire across the entire continuum. In addition to treating in the clinic, she serves as an adjunct faculty member at Neumann University as well as lectures within the community and APTA. Currently, Kristen is the co-owner of Action Potential, a one-to-one outpatient clinic located in Glen Mills, PA.  

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Chapter 1