Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function: Maximizing Locomotor Recovery in Individuals with Neurologic Conditions
This course will explain the scope and objectives of the Locomotor Clinical Practice Guideline* and review the Locomotor Clinical Practice Guideline recommendations in the form of action statements. It will also describe the underlying relationship of these recommendations to the principles of experience-dependent neuroplasticity and identify the “active ingredients” that contribute to the recovery of walking function. Participants will learn strategies to implement the Locomotor CPG in clinical practice through use of case studies, videos, and resources available on the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy website.
* The complete title is "Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function Following Chronic Stroke, Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury."
University of Vermont Medical Center
Lisa Goodwin, PT, DPT is a supervisor and clinician at the inpatient acute rehabilitation facility at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. She is the clinical site Coordinator for this facility and, also serves as adjunct faculty at Tufts University. She is the Co-Chair for the ANPT Knowledge Translation Task force for the Clinical Practice Guideline for Locomotor Function.
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Lauren Szot, PT, DPT is an Associate Clinical Professor at Texas Woman’s University School of Physical Therapy in Houston, TX, a clinician at TIRR Memorial Hermann in the inpatient neurologic rehabilitation setting, and a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. She serves as residency mentor and faculty for the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Residency Program. She also serves as a member of the ANPT Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function.
St. Vincent Evansville Neurologic Residency Program
Maghan Bretz is a 2001 University of Evansville graduate with her Master of Physical Therapy. She currently serves as an outpatient physical therapist, Site Coordinator of Clinical Education, Director of the St. Vincent Evansville Neurologic Residency Program and adjunct faculty member in the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program at the University of Evansville. She achieved board certification in neurologic physical therapy in 2016. She currently serves as a committee member on the Locomotor Training Clinical Practice Guideline Knowledge Translation Task Force, charged with dissemination and implementation of current evidence on walking recovery in the stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury populations