Each year a substantial portion of workers’ compensation indemnity and medical costs are spent on claimants with neurological injuries, conditions, and treatment. In this unique DVD seminar viewers are, for the first time, able to learn about the diagnostic tests that they have been reading and see them demonstrated live. This DVD seminar will help attendees make informed decisions about the etiology, progress, treatment, rehabilitation and return to work of claimants with neurological conditions.
3 DVD set containing 6.5 hours of instruction + 94 page written manual.
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You will learn:
• The anatomy and physiology of common occupational neurological conditions.
• What diagnostic testing actually consists of and the importance of “positive” findings.
• The etiology and work relatedness of these conditions.
• How neurological diagnoses are made.
• What works and what does not work for treatment options.
• The effective use of occupational/physical therapy.
• Typical recovery times.
• When claimants can be cleared to return to work.
• Causation of neurological injuries, conditions, treatment, impairment, and disability.
• How to effectively manage claims.
• How to evaluate pre-existing conditions.
Head and Brain Conditions: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis
Dr. Strickland discusses and demonstrates the most common workplace related injuries including concussion, its signs and symptoms, grading symptoms, mechanism of injury, pathophysiology, prognosis, and return to work. He discusses the latest concussion protocols and residual dizziness and memory loss. He demonstrates cognitive evaluation, vestibular evaluation and extraocular movement evaluation, and canalith repositioning procedure.
Upper Extremity: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dr. Strickland discusses the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and prognosis for carpal tunnel syndrome. He explains the anatomy and pathogenesis of the condition and demonstrates the examination live with a volunteer attendee. Discussion of the condition, examination, and surgical and non-surgical treatment are presented. He demonstrates Phalen’s and Tinel’s signs, median nerve conduction studies using an EMG machine, and shows a video of carpal tunnel release surgery.
Upper Extremity: Cervical Radiculopathy
Dr. Strickland discusses the etiology, work-relatedness, diagnosis, and treatment of the condition. He discusses the role of physical examination and electrodiagnostic testing in making a diagnosis. Dr. Strickland offers both non-operative and operative treatment options and discusses the benefits and shortcomings of both. He demonstrates various patterns of brachial plexus injury with accompanying physical findings.
Upper Extremity: Brachial Plexopathy
Dr. Strickland discusses the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and return to work after an injury at work. He explains the anatomy, pathophysiology of the condition, and the use of diagnostic testing. Dr. Strickland offers practical suggestions for optimal treatment options including pain medications and physical therapy.
Lower Extremity: Lumbar Radiculopathy
Dr. Strickland explains and demonstrates the etiology, work-relatedness, anatomy, pathophysiology diagnosis and treatment. He offers practical suggestions for early and safe return to work.
Lower Extremity: Peroneal Neuropathy/Foot Drop
Dr. Strickland explains and demonstrates the etiology, work-relatedness, diagnosis, and treatment for peroneal neuropathy resulting in foot drop. He explores therapy and length of recovery, and offers practical suggestions for returning the injured worker back to work. He demonstrates typical weakness and sensory loss in peroneal neuropathy at or near the fibular head, and mechanisms of injury including work and nonwork etiologies.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Dr. Strickland explains and demonstrates how complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) can and does occur in both the upper and lower extremity. He discusses the etiology and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. He reviews and demonstrates the numerous treatment modalities and discusses the efficacy of each of the treatments. He demonstrates typical findings with the use of video.
WG STRICKLAND, MD, PHD, CIME is a neurologist in private practice in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Strickland received his BS from the University of Alabama and his M.D. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he worked in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. After completing his residency in neurology at Vanderbilt Hospital, he began private practice at Baptist Hospital in Nashville where he is on the clinical faculty of the University of Tennessee-Baptist Hospital. He is board certified in Neurology and in the subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Strickland is certified as an independent medical examiner (CIME) and has substantial Medicolegal and IME experience. He has given numerous lectures on neurologic disorders including work-related CNS and peripheral nerve impairments. He has had over a hundred engagements as a speaker with respect to the treatment of neuropathic and other pain syndromes. Areas of professional interest include; peripheral nerve injury, head injury and neuropathic pain. In his 25 years of practice, he has seen thousands of patients with a wide range of work-related neurologic conditions and has extensive experience with successful evaluation and treatment of such patients.
Here’s what your colleagues have to say about this course:
“Great seminar, very informative”
“Great topic, well explained”
“Great overview of common neuro clinical findings in practice”