presented by Mary Beth Osborne
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Mary Beth Osborne, PT, DPT, NCS
Mary Beth Osborne PT, DPT, NCS earned her BS and doctorate in physical therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her area of clinical expertise is in adult neurologic rehabilitation including working with people following brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, and neurologic diseases. She has over 25 years of clinical experience…Read full bio
1. Returning Home Common Persistent Issues
In this chapter, participants will explore common persistent issues commonly seen with people following brain injury and the challenge of transitioning back to life at home. Distinguishing between areas amenable to physical therapy intervention and those requiring referrals to other professionals will be covered.
2. Participation Limitations & Solution
This chapter covers participation as defined by the ICF model. Families and patients face complex challenges in attempting to re-define life roles and purposes and physical therapists play a role in this as advocates and typically a consultative role as issues arise during this time.
3. The Long Haul
People can live for many years following brain injury and may require the services of a physical therapist intermittently as they age. Topics covered during this chapter includes establishing and promoting participation in community wellness program , the effect of brain injury on marriage and family roles and aging with a brain injury.