presented by Anne Kloos
Financial: Anne Kloos receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Anne Kloos has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS
Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS received her physical therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master's and doctoral degrees in biology/neuroscience from Cleveland State University. Dr. Kloos is currently a Professor-Clinical in the Physical Therapy Division at the Ohio State University, where she teaches adult neurorehabilitation and neuroscience courses and conducts research on…Read full bio
1. Differentiating Classical ALS and Its Variants
Classical ALS involves degeneration of both upper and lower motor neurons, resulting in upper and lower motor neuron signs and symptoms. Variants of ALS include bulbar onset ALS, progressive muscular atrophy, primary lateral sclerosis, and ALS with frontotemporal dementia. This chapter provides the therapist advanced knowledge about the differential characteristics of classical ALS and its variants.
2. Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment for the Client with ALS
Appropriate management of the client with ALS is based on application of evidence-based examination tests and measures and treatment interventions. This chapter prepares the therapist to select and use appropriate examination techniques and interventions across all stages of the disease.
3. Providing PT Across the Course of the Disease: Case Study
In this chapter, knowledge gained about current best practice for physical therapy management of a client with ALS will be applied to a case study. Rationale for selection of examination outcome measures and interventions across all of the disease stages will be presented. Reimbursement issues will be briefly discussed.