The Certification Standards
This 16-day course is for therapists who want the distinction of being a Certified Neurorehabilitation Professional™.
As physical therapy and occupational therapy evolve into doctoring professions, the continuing medical education should likewise be expected to meet a higher standard. This course teaches therapists how to think critically, deepen their knowledge and perform skillfully as a professional. Course content is informed by best evidence and best practice, with a focus on clinical application. This is accomplished by establishing a community environment of situated learning with patient attended clinical mentoring.
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
The NeuroPro standards of a neurorehabilitation professional include a thorough examination and differential diagnosis, the design and initiation of treatment, modulation and treatment progression, and the foundational sciences upon which these are based. All standards are centered on patient life roles and salient activities.
Participants completing this course of study will leave prepared with the content knowledge, decision making skills, and a transformed practice for meeting the clinical demands of a neurorehabilitation professional.
You’ll know how to:
Demonstrate deep content knowledge in anatomy and kinesiology beyond the academic preparation for clinical practice
Use a kinesioanalysis approach in performing an effective examination to determine diagnoses and syndromes within the context of salient activities of living
Design and deliver an effective patient centered treatment plan based on the diagnoses and syndromes identified
Translate knowledge of motor learning, motor control and neural plasticity into clinical decisions for patient intervention
Alter the course of treatment based on patient response, ambulation and arm requirements for intended salient outcomes
Measure and document meaningful change in task behavior of the patient-stated goals
Transcend all traditional conventional boundaries, and approach each patient by addressing the entire human movement system