presented by Anne Kloos
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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. Dal Bello-Haas’ Framework for Rehabilitation of Neurodegenerative Disease
Dal Bello-Haas’ framework for rehabilitation of neurodegenerative diseases helps to guide physical therapists’ decision-making regarding treatments for people with neurodegenerative diseases across all disease stages. This chapter provides the therapist advanced knowledge about the framework with a case example to illustrate its application.
2. Exercise and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Exercise may have a neuroprotective role in neurodegenerative diseases. This chapter provides general guidelines for the therapist to select exercise interventions that are neuroprotective and enhance motor, cognitive, and psychological functions in people with neurodegenerative diseases.
3. Issues and Challenges Across the Continuum of Care
Physical therapists face unique issues and challenges when caring for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. This chapter will discuss common issues and challenges that arise across disease stages and strategies for dealing with them.
4. Long-Term Therapy Reimbursement Challenges
It can be challenging for physical therapists to provide long-term care to individuals with neurodegenerative diseases given the current health care environment in the United States. This chapter will discuss strategies that therapists can use to ensure that clients with neurodegenerative diseases have access to physical therapy services throughout the continuum of care.