Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
This one day course will introduce a nonpharmlogical exercise approach to decreasing pain and spasticity via lecture, case review, and participatory lab. The course includes a literature review of current pain and spasticity interventions, and introduces a reliable classification system for exercise selection using directional preference and neurodynamic exercise in the pediatric patient. Demonstration of the Pain Mechanism Classification System for pain and spasticity as a clinical reasoning guideline to drive intervention selection of patient education and active execise. Video cases and live patient testimonies of patients will demonstrate how this PMCS impacts neurological pediatric clinical practice.