Neurological Physiotherapy 2

Course Code :1020GENRVK
Study domain:Physiotherapy
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:72
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Luc Vereeck
Peter De Deyn
Patricia Van de Walle
Franciscus Ego
Evi Verbecque
Eva Swinnen

3. Course contents *

Motor development

1. Growth and development

2. Neuromotor development (theory)

3. The preadaptive period: gross motor function

4. The preadaptive period: fine motor function

5. The fundamental motor patterns period

6. Assessment - theoretical framework

7. Pediatric physiotherapeutic assessment of motor development


Clinical neurological Examination

1. Introduction

2. Clinical Neurological Examination

2.a. First contact with the patient

2.b. Mental state and higher function

2.c. Global examination

2.d. Assessment of the cranial nerves

2.e. Assessment of the motor system

2.f. Assessment of sensation

2.g. Assessment of balance and locomotion



Introduction to the clinical neurosciences.

Part 1: neuroanamnesis; clinical assessment;

Part 2: technical investigations in neurology;

Part 3: neurological conditions: dementia, stroke, epilepsy, extrapyramidal conditions, craniocerebral traumata, infections of the nervous system, multiple sclerosis, neoplasms, motorneuron conditions, headache, hydrocefalus and spina bifida, cerebellar conditions, brainstem syndromes, spinal cord disorders, peripheral neuropathies, muscle disorders and cerebral palsies.