Pre-requisite: AHA Inc. Hippotherapy Treatment Principles – Part 1 & Part 2. Please send copy of certificate with registration
This course is a two-day course timeline is 8:30 to 4:30 each day. With extensive use of patient videos, group discussion and problem solving, course participants will explore the theoretical and scientific rational and benefits for using hippotherapy as part of a comprehensive plan of care. Exploring the combination with other treatment strategies for specific neurological impairments such as: spasticity, impaired motor control and sensory deficits.
In addition, participants will discuss ways to incorporate principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning and research into their treatment.
Topics to be covered:
- Review of major relevant areas of CNS
- Common impairments related to motor behavior and body systems – treating the whole patient
- Theoretical and scientific rationale for treatment of a patient with a neurological impairment and its application
- Applying principles of motor learning and neuroplasticity in hippotherapy
- Clinical Problem Solving w/pt. VIDEOS with a neurological diagnosis
Learning Objective: Occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals will explore the theoretical and scientific rational and benefits for including hippotherapy, skilled equine movement, as a treatment tool/strategy in a comprehensive plan of care in treating specific neurological impairments such as: spasticity, impaired motor control and sensory deficits.
- Learners will be able to identify and recite the theoretical and scientific rationale for treatment of patients with a neurological impairment in a PT, OT and SLP treatment
- Learners will be able to compare and identify the central nervous system (CNS) primary motor system and associated impairments in body systems for PT, OT and SLP treatment
- Learners will be able to describe the treatment strategies implemented in a PT, OT, SLP treatment to create a plan of care for a pt. with a neurological impairment and identify the relationship between body structure impairment and participation restriction using the ICF model
- Learners will demonstrate application of the theoretical foundations, perspectives and research of the CNS and upper motor neuron (UMN) diagnoses addressed in clinical treatment through video case analysis.
- Learners will demonstrate knowledge of the CNS in upper motor neuron impairment management, skilled intervention strategies including hippotherapy in a patient’s plan of care to describe treatment related to body structure impairment and participation restriction within the scope of their practice using the ICF Model.
- Learners will successfully analyze client videos and identify clinical treatment approaches and models that address the body systems in patients with an UMN diagnosis as part of the plan of care.
- Learners will demonstrate their understanding of the principles and application of motor learning and neuroplasticity in treatment addressing balance and postural control and identifying the rationale for 2 treatment strategies, per discipline that can be addressed in a patient’s plan of care.
- Learners will explain how dysfunction in the basal ganglia and cerebellum are addressed in clinical problem solving and treatment using motor learning principles and promoting neuroplasticity through written and video cases.
- Learners will be able to list 3 examples of how to implement hippotherapy into a plan of care with the AHA Best Practice Guidelines
This is a two-day course 8:30 to 4:30 each day.
TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE
|8:30am||Registration; Welcome and introductions|
|9:00am||Theoretical Foundations and Perspectives|
|9:30am||The Central Nervous System- Cerebral Cortex – Upper Motor Neuron Impairments and management|
|11:15am||Systems: vision, limbic, musculoskeletal|
|1:30pm||Speech and language; balance; postural control|
|2:00pm||Clinical treatment approaches|
|3:15pm||Clinical Problem Solving w/ pt. VIDEOS|
|4:30pm||Q and A|
|8:30am||Questions and review|
|9:00am||Basal Ganglia / Cerebellum – Typical impairments and management|
|10:45am||Clinical Problem Solving w/ pt. VIDEOS|
|3:00pm||Research and Evidence Based Application|
|4:30pm||Wrap Discussion- Q &A|
Recorded attendance and completion of the course evaluation form is required prior to receipt of the course certificate of completion.
* Certificates of attendance will be provided to attendees at the conclusion of the course. Contact hours vary depending on the course. No certification will be granted upon completion of an AHA, Inc. course.
This course has been approved for CEUs by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Faculty Who teach this course are:
- Lori Garone, MS, PT, HPCS
- Bonnie Cunningham, PT, HPCS
- Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS