presented by Kay Wing
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS
Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS is the owner of Southwest Advanced Neurological Rehabilitation (SWAN Rehab), an outpatient rehabilitation facility specializing in the treatment of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diseases. She received her physical therapy degree at Northwestern University and her doctorate of physical therapy from Northern Arizona University. She is a board…Read full bio
1. Normal Movement
Because disability from a neurological disease is often caused by a movement disorder, it is important for therapists to know what normal movement is, be able to understand the development of normal movement, and to recognize the importance of reversal of movement. This knowledge can then be applied to analyzing movement deficits in development of a treatment plan.
2. Patterns of Movement
The brain knows only motion, not individual muscle action. This motion is developed in patterns for function and strength. Each pattern has combinations of trunk, head, neck, and extremity movements. When the therapist is familiar with these patterns they will have innumerable treatment options.
3. Movement Analysis
As went Part One of this two part course, Dr. Wing will review how we now understand the components of normal movement and how the extremities combine movements. We can now analyze different pictures of movement to solidify our knowledge.