Neurorehabilitation of the Basal Ganglia
This 3-day program will teach you advanced diagnostic and therapeutic applications specific to the basal ganglia. Dr. Traster will discuss the structural and functional anatomy of all the afferent, efferent, and intra-basal ganglia connections. By understanding Basal Ganglia neurophysiology and pathophysiology, learners will enhance their ability to both diagnose and rehabilitate patients with basal ganglia disorders. The role of the basal ganglia on posture, locomotion, movement, and cognition will be reviewed in order to appreciate the wide variety of presentations a clinician may see in patients with basal ganglia lesions. This program builds on top of current the current best understanding of the basal nuclei and its integration in your patient’s conditions.
Clinicians Enrolled in the Module will Receive:
- Access to the Basal Ganglia Flipped Classroom – Including any future updates to the course videos or other materials
- 3-day 25 neurology training hours via online, self-paced learning
- LIFETIME access to the digital recording of the class
- Re-attendance for life – Retake the class on-site, via livestream or via online, self-paced learning as many times as you’d like for attendance hours.
- 3 months of unlimited access to Medline upon completion of the module
The 3-day class will address all of the following critical topics:
- Evolution of basal ganglionic development
- How to clinically assess the basal ganglia
- 3 groups of descending motor pathways
- Medial vs lateral motor systems
- 8 ways the basal ganglia contributes to movement
- Role of the basal ganglia in control of posture and locomotion
- Basal ganglia and its relationship to eye movements
- Neurotransmitters and their interaction with the basal ganglia
- The 3 pathways in the basal ganglia (direct, indirect, and hyperdirect) and their relevance towards rehabilitation
- Phasic input and tonic output concept of the basal ganglia
- The ability to link movement disorders to basal ganglionic structures
- Single vs complex joint movement on basal ganglionic activity
- The context-dependent role of the basal ganglia
- The 4 basal ganglia syndromes that cause behavioral problems
- The relationship between the basal ganglia and drug addiction
- The basal ganglia’s relationship with the limbic system
- Role of the basal ganglia on habit learning and memory
- Deep brain stimulation as an emerging tool for movement disorders and implications towards neurorehabilitation
- Understanding the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, essential tremor, task-specific tremor, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, myoclonic disorders, and dystonia.
After this module, you will have a firm grasp on the understanding of functional neuroanatomy and physiology in relation to patients with basal ganglionic disorders. This information will translate into assessment and applied clinical neuroscience treatment techniques that you can then incorporate with your patients.
Who Can Take This Course:
The healthcare professions that can attend this program are: MD, DC, DO, PT, OT, ATC, LMT, ND, LAc, PA, NP, CA (If accompanied by DC). If you have any questions about your eligibility to attend this program, you can contact us via the Contact Us page.