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Effective Rehab Strategies for Progressive Neurological Disorders
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 9 min
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
CE Available:
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  1. Identify key components for evaluation and indications for proper treatment and planning for patients with progressive neurological diseases
  2. Discuss physiological changes in movement disorders to effectively implement successful rehab programming for these individuals
  3. Implement sensorimotor integration as a global approach to balance and postural adjustments
  4. Utilize assessment tools using balance strategy concepts and advanced balance techniques
  5. Identify and understand the difference between upper and lower motor neuron changes with these diseases
  6. Learn to utilize skills assessment and treatment skills in neurological, musculoskeletal, and orthopedic areas to improve function
  • Modified Ashworth Scale
  • Sensorimotor testing
    • Gaze stabilization
    • Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR)
    • Proprioception testing
    • Romberg testing
  • Abnormal Gait/Falls
    • Gait strategies for “fallers”
    • Outcome Measures
      • Gait speed
  • Advanced Gait Training and Skills
    • Fall Recovery
    • Barefoot Gait skills
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation Devices
    • Foot drop
    • Grasp and release
  • Exoskeltons/Robotics for gait
  • Orthotics for complicated cases
    • Toe-off/push-off AFOs
  • Soft Tissue/Friction/Deep Massage/Skin Rolling
  • Cold Therapy and Ice
  • Mobilization
  • Tone management
  • Advanced ADLs
  • UE apraxia and coordination interventions
  • Fatigue management and energy conservation
  • Gaze Stabilization Strategies
  • Neuropathic Pain Management
  • Posture, alignment, and coordination
  • NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment)
  • The FallproofTM Balance & Mobility Program
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Targeted botox
  • Altered sensory perception and activation
  • Difficulty with changing strategies and dividing attention
  • Tremors, rigidity, posture changes
  • Decreased coordination and gait issues
  • Improving akinesia and bradykinesia
  • Rehab Treatment Planning
    • Safe exercise treatment programs
    • Balance
    • Speed and amplitude movement
    • Whole body and large movement exercises
  • Elevated core body temp
  • Affective disorders and staging
  • Neuropathies, weakness, and tone changes
  • Balance, tremors, and coordination issue
  • Invisible symptoms
  • Weighted vests to address ataxia
  • Endurance and energy management
  • Rehab interventions & realistic goal setting
  • Miller Fisher syndrome
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy
  • Address pain issues
  • Long term effects
  • Upper vs. lower motor neuron
  • Bulbar
  • Respiratory
  • Physical changes in patient
  • Address goals realistically and treat wisely
  • Patient and family education
  • Make the rehab fit your patients!
  • Solutions for reimbursement challenges


Shelly Denes, PT, C/NDT, is an expert in fall prevention with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries. She has a special interest in advanced technology for helping patients move safely, and she has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics.

Ms. Denes travels nationally to present seminars on fall prevention and geriatric rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She has also shared her insights with practicing professionals at annual physical therapy association meetings and through adjunct university work Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan’s physical therapy program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) from the Rehab Institute of Chicago.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has an employment relationship with the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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