A Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) is a physical therapist who has had advanced training or practice in the area of neurologic physical therapy.
A neurologic physical therapist is a physical therapist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers a consumer service called Find a PT. Find a PT allows you to search a national database of physical therapist members of the APTA for neurologic therapists.
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This course is designed to expand knowledge of complex vestibular
pathologies, improve clinical reasoning in differential diagnosis and
present innovative intervention strategies.
With the recent developments in the medical management of patients post-stroke and advances in neuroscience research, physical therapists working with patients in the acute phase of stroke rehabilitation must understand and manage them using a broader and deeper evidence-based approach.
The purpose of this course is to focus on “need to know” information for PTs to identify concussion, and to examine and intervene with adolescents and adults with concussion who do not recover with rest alone. Embedded in the described approach is the need to identify the primary triggers of ongoing symptoms and recognize the need for referrals to maximize and expedite recovery.
This course is designed to meet the needs of individuals wishing to enhance their understanding of vestibular rehab in order to effectively manage a range of patients with vestibular disorders and to identify individuals requiring referral for specialty support.
Physical therapists play a key role in facilitating recovery after concussion and identifying concussion in patients referred for other reasons; however necessary expertise spans multiple areas including sports medicine, orthopedics, neurology and vestibular function.
PTNow's mission is to assist physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in day-to-day practice. The website offers information on many neurologic health conditions- check it out!
The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT) is the official quarterly publication of the Neurology Section of the APTA. JNPT is the primary peer-reviewed, indexed resource for advancing neurologic physical therapy practice. Read more information about the journal.
I feel strongly that physical therapists are well suited to not only bring a sense of clinical relevance to rehabilitative research, but also help implement novel evidence based interventions and objective measurement of outcomes within the clinic.
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Membership is free to all SIGs with a current section membership.
This map is designed to assist in identifying vestibular therapists across the country who work with those with vestibular disorders.
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