Hosted by MU Physical Therapy and Gerti Motavalli, PT, MS.
This 2-day lecture/lab course teaches how to apply and use functional electrical stimulation (FES) and whole body vibration (WBV), as an alternative to or in conjunction with other recommended interventions to manage the problems of decreased functional strength, ROM, and balance in children with cerebral palsy. Immediate within sessions results, as well as long-term results, will be shown using videos of actual patients treated using FES and WBV. The speaker will showcase presentation of children with different forms of CP (hemiplegia, diplegia, quadriplegia, ataxic, and dystonic) from Levels I to V, with emphasis on participation in daily life, as well as parent and child satisfaction with results. Objective progress will be shown through changes in GMFCS levels, SCALE score changes and Peds Quality of Life Survey. Participants will learn on recommended electrical stimulation equipment and WBV equipment to be able to use immediately in their practice upon completion of the lab.
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