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Includes 6 contact hours of Category 1 continuing education plus lunch for $150 or $100 for virtual session!

Movement System Diagnosis - Application to Patients with Neuromuscular Conditions

Location: McNamara Alumni Center
Date: Saturday, November 20th, 2021

About the Speaker:
Patricia L. Scheets, PT, MHS, DPT, NCS, is the Vice President of Quality and Clinical Outcomes for Infinity Rehab. She is recognized as an innovative and highly accomplished rehabilitation leader with a record of success in implementing evidence-based rehabilitation in the context of operational constraints and challenges. she has expertise in training, coaching, and developing clinicians in order to enhance skills and align attitudes and behaviors with an articulated vision. Patty is the President of the Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy. She received her professional and post-professional degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurological physical therapy and has worked extensively with patients with stroke, colleagues, she has developed a set of movement system impairment diagnoses that are used to guide the therapist's clinical examination and treatment selection for patients with neuromuscular conditions. She has given numerous educational and scientific presentations and has been an invited speaker to university physical therapy programs

Course Details:
The Movement System has been identified as the foundation of physical therapy practice and yet our systematic description of movement system problems has been limited. This course will focus on the only comprehensive set of Movement System diagnoses developed for use with patients with neuromuscular conditions. The course will include descriptions of common patterns observed in practice, examination strategies including movement analysis of critical tasks, and linkages between intervention research and the Movement System diagnoses.


8:00 – 9:00 The Movement System – a framework that guides practice

Where are we in neurologic physical therapy?

9:00 – 10:00 Movement System Diagnosis for Neuromuscular Conditions

  • Making a diagnosis

  • Examination overview

  • Use of standardized tests

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 10:45 Task analysis practice

10:45 – 12:15 Overview of specific diagnoses and interventions

  • Movement Pattern Coordination Deficit

  • Force Production Deficit

  • Fractionated Movement Deficit

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:45 Overview of specific diagnoses and interventions

  • Postural Vertical Deficit

  • Sensory Selection and Weighting Deficit

  • Sensory Detection Deficit

  • Hypokinesia

  • Dysmetria

2:45 – 3:00 Q & A and closing remarks


At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain how the movement system can be used to sort patients into categories that are meaningful for practice and research.
  2. Perform a movement analysis of critical tasks using a systematic process and video examples. 
  3. Determine a Movement System Diagnosis by matching descriptions of diagnostic categories with video examples.
  4. Select evidence-based interventions for patients with different Movement System Diagnoses and discuss considerations for selected interventions to specific diagnoses. 
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