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.
The 2016 Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy elections are completed, and the results are here! Thank you to all who participated in the elections!
IV STEP will focus on four "Ps": Prevention, Prediction, Plasticity and Participation. This summer institute is not to be missed!
Carole Lewis announced and recognized as the 46th Mary McMillan Lecturer during the Honors and Awards Ceremony at the NEXT 2015 Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
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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.
The Physical Therapy Association of Washington will be hosting a 2-day course that will present
evidence from which physical therapists can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage patients in the acute phase of stroke recovery.
The course speakers are Diane Nichols, PT, NCS and Rie Yoshida, PT, NCS.
This course is designed to distinguish between idiopathic PD and other causes of Parkinsonism in the examination process, discuss commonly pharmacologic interventions, explain the potential benefits and risks of deep brain stimulation for persons with PD, and effectively select responsive outcome measures across the continuum of disability in persons with PD.
This course is designed to expand knowledge of complex vestibular
pathologies, improve clinical reasoning in differential diagnosis and
present innovative intervention strategies.
I am most passionate about residency education. Completing the Rancho Los Amigos/USC neurologic residency program was crucial to the advancement of my clinical skills and development of critical thinking.
Join us in Anaheim, CA February 17-20, 2016. Watch this space for more details.
Membership is free to all SIGs with a current section membership.
The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT) is the official quarterly publication of the Neurology Section of the APTA.
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!
This map is designed to assist in identifying vestibular therapists across the country who work with those with vestibular disorders.
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