Let's Go Peripheral


Course Description:

This one-hour lecture-based course will provide an in-depth review of various peripheral nerve disorders. The course will deliver an in-depth review of the most up-to-date literature regarding physical and occupational therapy approaches for assessment and intervention with patients who suffer from peripheral nerve conditions. Special attention will also be placed on indications as well as contraindications for use of therapeutic modalities when treating these conditions.

Course Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe peripheral nerve and muscle issues seen on rehab.
  • Identify brachial plexus and common nerve entrapments on injury-CTS, ulnar, post sternotomy plexus, peroneal (fibular).
  • Explain causes of scapular winging.
  • Understand critical illness neuropathy and myopathy.
  • Describe different types of AIDP
  • Discuss exercises and electrical stimulation needs of various peripheral neuropathies

Speaker Bio:

D. Brent Tipton, M.D. is the Medical Director of IJTR. He also is the Program Medical Director of the IJTR Stroke Program. Dr. Tipton is a graduate of the OU College of Medicine in 1988 and then completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1992. Dr. Tipton has been with IJTR since 1996. Dr. Tipton has multiple certifications and licensures. He also has participated and currently participating on multiple INTEGRIS committees. He also assists in Residency Teaching through the INTEGRIS Great Plains Family Practice. Dr. Tipton's passion is rehabilitation.

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