This course is given in class, but can be followed via webcast if you cannot travel to Montreal. If the confinement is extended again, all participants will take the course via webcast.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative neurological condition that is still too little understood by health professionals. Since MS is directly affecting autonomy through loss of motor control, spasticity, fatigue, and many other neurological symptoms, the physical rehabilitation therapist (PRT) has a key role to play with the clientele presenting with MS. He or she can intervene in rehabilitation following a relapse, as well as in prevention and health promotion throughout the person’s life, in addition to help the person adapt to new disabilities.
This one-day training course is intended for PRTs but also for kinesiologists in all practice settings (private/public, residential, home support, private clinic, community, etc.) who want to develop their knowledge and skills in the management of clients/patients affected by MS.
At the end of this training, the PRT and the kinesiologist will be able to take care of a person presenting with MS according to the standards of the Professional Code (Regulation 39.4, and Regulation 94M for PRTs).
- Learn more about MS: the different diseases and the different forms;
- Better understand the risks, precautions, and contraindications specific to the practice of physiotherapy;
- Better target the category of disease and intervention objectives according to the various regulations in force;
- Identify courses of action in prevention/health promotion according to risk factors;
- Apply standardized and validated measurement tools for evaluation (or follow-up);
- Apply treatment techniques validated by the latest evidence;
- Know about the different technologies available to support these treatments;
- Apply strategies to reduce neurological symptoms that are detrimental to physiotherapy treatments.