Physical Therapy Clinic

3rd Annual Linda Schuberth Occupational Therapy Lectureship

Apr 10 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Tilghman Auditorium
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Topic: "Using Science to Build Cost-Effective Evidence-Based Interventions"

This lectureship series was established to honor and recognize Linda Schuberth's excellence in clinical practice, education, and promotion of evidence-based practice.

Reception to follow.

The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XXXV: The Continuum of Motor Dysfunction

Mar 18 2013 (All day) - Mar 20 2013 (All day)

DESCRIPTION

The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities activity will provide an interdisciplinary approach to the issues of motor dysfunction. This multidisciplinary course will review motor dysfunction, including epidemiology, genetic and neuroimaging issues, diagnostic overlaps, associated dysfunctions, evaluation and management, outcomes and future directions.

Bringing Back Matthew

by Kristina
Rolfes
November 2, 2012
After surviving a horrific car crash, Matthew Slattery defied expectations in his recovery from traumatic brain injury.

In an instant, the Slattery family was shattered.

Susan Slattery and her two sons, Matthew and Peter, were on their way home from visiting family in Ohio on a sunny August day in 2010 when tragedy struck. A truck driver fell asleep at the wheel, barreling into Susan Slattery’s car and pushing it under a tractor trailer, killing her and critically injuring 12-year-old Matthew and 16-year-old Peter. Peter fractured his pelvis and eye socket, while Matthew suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, losing 80 percent of his blood.

More Than Just Fun and Games

by Lauren
Glenn Manfuso
November 2, 2012
The unlikely role of video games in neurorehabilitation.

Tell a kid to do three repetitions of 15 pushups or 25 leg lifts or any of the other myriad exercises that physical therapists assign during a regular session, and the automatic response might be a roll of the eyes and a groan before relenting—only to tucker out and lose focus or motivation before it’s over.

Therapeutic Taping

Your child's therapist may use various taping techniques as part of the therapy session to assist with current goals and skills. the tape is applied over and around specific muscles to provide joint support and muscle re-education.

The benefits of taping include:

Neurodevelopmental Treatment

Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) is a hands-on treatment approach used by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. NDT was developed to enhance the function of adults and children who have difficulty controlling movement as a result of neurological challenges, such as cerebral palsy, stroke, and head injury. This therapy uses guided or facilitated movements as a treatment strategy to ensure correlation of input from tactile, vestibular, and somatosensory receptors within the body.

Serial Casting

Serial casting is a procedure that helps children and adults improve their range of movement. The procedure is the application of a fiberglass cast with padding to hold a part of the body in a position that will stretch a tight muscle. The cast is applied weekly and will stay on for 5-10 days maintaining the muscle in a stretched position. Sequential casts are done for up to three to six weeks to progressively stretch the joint and increase range of motion.

Who benefits from serial casting?

Physical Therapy Clinic

Kennedy Krieger Institute • 707 North Broadway • Baltimore, MD 21205
Fairmount Campus • 1750 East Fairmount Avenue • Baltimore, MD 21231

Director:

Christopher Joseph, MSPT

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