The NeuroRehab Preceptor Program is a comprehensive CME mentoring initiative for practicing neurologists and physiatrists, as well as neurology and physiatry residents, on the management of spasticity and other conditions that result from motor activity dysfunction.
The goals of this program are to educate and enhance the skills of the target audience on disease identification and diagnosis and to provide an experiential forum in which physicians with extensive knowledge of spasticity and other muscle overactivity conditions can demonstrate patient examination and techniques for pharmacologic therapy administration in a clinical setting.
This activity was developed for practicing neurologists, physiatrists and PGY3/PGY4 residents treating patients with spasticity and other conditions that result from muscle overactivity dysfunction.
Statement of Need
Spasticity and muscle overactivity cause disability, interfere with activities of daily living, and can cause pain and immobility. As treatment options evolve, it is incumbent on clinicians to be aware of these changes. The goal of this program is to educate and enhance clinicians’ skills on disease identification, diagnosis, and management to improve the quality of life for patients who are suffering from spasticity-related disorders.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to
- Describe the pathophysiology of spasticity, muscle overactivity, and spastic paresis in upper motor neuron (UMN) syndrome
- Discuss the differential diagnosis of spasticity and muscle overactivity and their specific management interventions
- Identify patients with spasticity and muscle overactivity, and discuss approved and recognized therapeutic approaches
- Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of various therapeutic options
- Establish treatment goals for patients to relieve symptoms, ease personal care, reduce disfigurement, improve limb use and mobility, and enable activities of daily life
Accreditation and Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Evolve Medical Education LLC* and CogniMed Inc. Evolve Medical Education LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
*Per a restructuring of The Dulaney Foundation (formerly ACCME provider 0003897), effective November 30, 2015 with notification to ACCME, all CME operations are being provided by Evolve Medical Education LLC, as ACCME provider 0003897, a Pennsylvania for profit corporation.