presented by Anne Kloos
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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. Huntington’s Disease: Etiology, Symptoms, and Treatments
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes damage to many areas of the brain, and especially the striatum. Therapists must be able to recognize the common motor, cognitive, and psychiatric symptoms of HD throughout all stages of the disease. This chapter provides the therapist advanced knowledge about the etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and medical treatment of clients with HD and how they impact physical therapy care.
2. Examination and Assessment
Appropriate care of the client with Huntington’s disease is based on a thorough and accurate examination. This chapter prepares the therapist to select and use appropriate examination techniques, including the selection of outcome measures across all stages of the disease.
3. PT Examination Across the Course of the Disease: Case Study
In this chapter, knowledge gained about current best practice for physical therapy examination of a client with HD will be applied to a case study. Rationale for selection of examination outcome measures across all of the disease stages will be presented.