The purpose of this course is to develop a general understanding of the nervous system including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neural transmission, motor control and planning and how these factors affect movement and function. This course will expand upon etiology, signs and symptoms and resulting dysfunction due to neurologic pathology including cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, genetic disorders, cerebral vascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, dementia, Parkinsons, myelomeningocele. Emphasis will be on identification of impairments and developing appropriate interventions based on patient diagnosis and limitations. Students will also discuss neurodevelopmental and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques as treatment.
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