75287 - Physiotherapy in Neurology - (IM)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

After completing this module the student will reach the ability to apply knowledge and understanding regarding the most appropriate treatment modalities in neurology, knowing how to design, plan and execute the appropriate rehabilitative intervention, by identifying the manner and timing of application in view of relative indications and contraindications and in view of a global and / or analytical approach.

Course contents

STROKE
• outcomes and complications
• evaluation
rehabilitation treatment
objectives and programs
• in-depth analysis of pusher syndrome
• in-depth analysis of the neurological shoulder
• in-depth analysis of the walk


TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
• outcomes and complications
• evaluation
rehabilitation treatment
objectives and programs
• in-depth analysis of postural plan
• in-depth analysis of the oral stimulation
• in-depth analysis of the pluriafferential stimulations as a mean of facilitating the improvement of responsiveness


SPINAL CORD INJURY
• outcomes and complications
• evaluation
rehabilitation treatment
objectives and programs
• study on the rehabilitation of the upper limb in quadriplegic patients
• study on the recovery of autonomy in relation to the expected outcames


MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
• outcomes
rehabilitation treatment
objectives and programs
• insight into the management of fatigue syndrome
ATAXIA
• primary, secondary ataxia and ataxic syndromes
• objectives of the rehabilitation project
• in-depth analysis of Friedreich's ataxia
• in-depth analysis of balance, trunk control and walk

Readings/Bibliography

  • .M. Davis "Passo dopo passo" Springer (2001)
  • P.M. Davis "Emiplegia" Springer (1990)
  • P.M. Davis "Ricominciare" Springer (1994)
  • E. Muller "Neuroriabilitazione" (2003)
  • N. Basaglia "Trattamento di medicina riabilitativa" Idelson-Gnocchi (2000)
  • R. Rago C. Perino "La riabilitazione dei traumi cranioencefalici nell'adulto" Ghedini Editore (1993)
  • P.Boldrini N. Basaglia "La riabilitazione del grave traumatizzato cranio-encefalico" Masson
  • M. Taricco "Nursing e riabilitazione nel mieloleso e nel traumatizzato cranio-encefalico" Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore (1998)
  • J. Bonavita M. Menarini P. Pillastrini "la riabilitazione nelle mielolesioni" Masson (2004)

Teaching methods

Lectures, group practices and case presentations with treatment of patients by the teacher.

Assessment methods

The final exam consists of a written exam whose suitability allows to take the oral exam.

The two tests will be held on different days, to allow the teacher to correct the written papers.

- the objective of the written test is to verify the acquisition of the knowledge provided according to what is detailed among the course objectives,

- the objective of the oral exam is to verify the reasoning and the exhibition capacity.

During the test, the use of control materials of any kind is not allowed.

Teaching tools

slide, video, photos and printed materials

Office hours

See the website of Francesca Ballardini