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Intro to Multiple Sclerosis: A Therapist’s Guide

Product #
1316PT
Type
PT/PTA
Hours
2
Approval Status

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Course Description:

According to recent statistics, there are approximately 1 million Americans living with Multiple Sclerosis.  This number is approximately 2.8 globally.  149 in every 100,000 Americans are affected by the disease, so odds are you will be treating many individuals during your time practicing.  Laura K Miller, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS, ATP will guide you through the introduction of MS in this course. (Dr. Miller also offers a second course entitled Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis: A Therapist’s Guide.) 

This course will help you:

  • Describe the pathology of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • List signs and symptoms of MS
  • Understand the diagnostic process
  • Recognize types of MS
  • Understand exacerbations and their significance
  • Identify and differentiate between treatment options for Multiple Sclerosis

Methods of Instruction:

Online audio/video course

Course Instructor:

Laura K. Miller, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS, ATP

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.

Educational Level:

Intermediate

Prerequisites:

None

Course Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize common Multiple Sclerosis (MS) statistics and identify the hallmarks of MS
  2. Identify risk factors/causes/exacerbations of Multiple Sclerosis
  3. Differentiate between the signs and symptoms of MS: common, less common, and secondary or tertiary symptoms
  4. Recognize the role and impact of Neuropathic Pain in MS
  5. Differentiate between the causes of depression in MS
  6. Recognize the causes of difficulty walking/foot drop/falls and spasticity
  7. Identify the issues surrounding Optic Neuritis/cognitive changes and bowel and bladder changes
  8. Differentiate between types of MS: Clinically Isolated Syndrome, Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  9. Recognize the criteria for diagnosis and subsequent diagnostic procedures
  10. Identify current treatment areas of therapy: gait and assistive device training/balance and fall prevention/ strength and exercise prescription/activities of daily living/vision therapy/cognitive therapy and many more

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

A score of 70% or greater on the post-test

ATC State Approvals

Alabama
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Alaska
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Arizona
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Arkansas
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
California
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Colorado
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Connecticut
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Delaware
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
District of Columbia
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Florida
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Georgia
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Hawaii
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Idaho
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Illinois
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Indiana
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Iowa
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Kansas
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Kentucky
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Louisiana
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Maine
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Maryland
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Massachusetts
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Michigan
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Minnesota
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Mississippi
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Missouri
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Montana
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Nebraska
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Nevada
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
New Hampshire
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
New Jersey
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New Mexico
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
New York
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
North Carolina
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
North Dakota
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Ohio
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Oklahoma
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Oregon
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Pennsylvania
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Rhode Island
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
South Carolina
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
South Dakota
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Tennessee
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Texas
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Utah
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Vermont
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Virginia
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Washington
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
West Virginia
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Wisconsin
BOC Approved Provider-Category A
Wyoming
BOC Approved Provider-Category A

PT State Approvals

Alabama
Board Accepted/Approved
Alaska
Approved
Arizona
Approved Category A
California
Approved
Colorado
Approved- Meets CO DORA for Category 1
Connecticut
Board Accepted/Approved
Delaware
Approved
District of Columbia
Approved
Florida
Florida Approved for Online/Home Study
Georgia
Approved
Hawaii
Approved
Idaho
Approved
Illinois
Illinois Approved Provider (#216.000250)
Indiana
Approved-Category 1
Iowa
Board Accepted/Approved
Kansas
Board Accepted/Approved
Kentucky
Kentucky-KPTA Category 2
Maine
No State Requirements
Maryland
Maryland PT Board Approved
Massachusetts
Approved
Michigan
Approved (Activity Code 1)
Mississippi
Approved
Missouri
Approved
Montana
Approved Category A
Nebraska
Board Accepted/Approved
New Hampshire
Board Accepted/Approved
New Mexico
New Mexico PT Board Approved- Expires 4-6-25
New York
Approved Provider
North Carolina
Approved
North Dakota
Board Accepted/Approved
Oklahoma
Approved- Oklahoma Medical Board Via CE Broker
Oregon
Approved
Pennsylvania
Approved - (2GEN, 0DA)
Rhode Island
Approved
South Carolina
Board Accepted/Approved
South Dakota
No State Requirements
Tennessee
Board Accepted/Approved-Class 1
Texas
TPTA Approved/Accredited Provider # 2501036TX
Utah
Board Accepted/Approved
Vermont
Approved
Virginia
Approved-Type 1
Washington
Board Accepted/Approved
West Virginia
West Virginia PT Board Approved- Expires 12-31-24 - # ADVC-F24-25
Wisconsin
Approved
Wyoming
Board Accepted/Approved