A Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) is a physical therapist who has had advanced training or practice in the area of neurologic physical therapy.
A neurologic physical therapist is a physical therapist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers a consumer service called Find a PT. Find a PT allows you to search a national database of physical therapist members of the APTA for neurologic therapists.
he Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy is pleased to announce the release of the updated “Compendium for Teaching Professional Level Physical Therapy Content, v. 2016”.
The Academy is excited to support a two phase process to provide funding for an educational summit on knowledge translation (Phase I) and grant funding and mentorship for the implementation of knowledge translation projects (Phase II).
The 2016 Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy elections are completed, and the results are here! Thank you to all who participated in the elections!
Carole Lewis announced and recognized as the 46th Mary McMillan Lecturer during the Honors and Awards Ceremony at the NEXT 2015 Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
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This course is designed to distinguish between idiopathic PD and other causes of Parkinsonism in the examination process, discuss commonly pharmacologic interventions, explain the potential benefits and risks of deep brain stimulation for persons with PD, and effectively select responsive outcome measures across the continuum of disability in persons with PD.
The purpose of this course is to focus on “need to know” information for PTs to identify concussion, and to examine and intervene with adolescents and adults with concussion who do not recover with rest alone. Embedded in the described approach is the need to identify the primary triggers of ongoing symptoms and recognize the need for referrals to maximize and expedite recovery.
This course is designed to meet the needs of individuals wishing to enhance their understanding of vestibular rehab in order to effectively manage a range of patients with vestibular disorders and to identify individuals requiring referral for specialty support.
This course is designed to expand knowledge of complex vestibular
pathologies, improve clinical reasoning in differential diagnosis and
present innovative intervention strategies.
"I am so excited and proud to be a part of the StrokEdge II revision group. As the Edge revision groups start to review, revise, and add to the current outcome measure recommendations, it will help to strengthen our profession as whole..."
Join us in San Antonio, TX, February 15-18, 2017. Watch this space for more details.
Membership is free to all SIGs with a current section membership.
The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT) is the official quarterly publication of the Neurology Section of the APTA.
PTNow's mission is to assist physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in day-to-day practice. The website offers information on many neurologic health conditions- check it out!
This map is designed to assist in identifying vestibular therapists across the country who work with those with vestibular disorders.
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