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OUTLINE

Objectives:

The student will appropriately:

  1. Select and implement assessments and outcome measures for an individual with multiple sclerosis/cerebellar ataxia.

  2. Select and implement interventions for an individual with multiple sclerosis/cerebellar ataxia.

  3. Be able to justify treatment interventions for individuals with multiple sclerosis/cerebellar ataxia based on current evidence and specific to each disease.

Activity 1. Assessing the Client With Multiple Sclerosis

Students assess the client with multiple sclerosis (MS) using MS EDGE recommended tests and measures. Students then interpret these assessments. The client may be a person with MS brought into the lab or one of the case studies provided with the lab.

Activity 2. Interventions for the Client With Multiple Sclerosis

Students perform a variety of evidence-based interventions to improve the balance, gait, endurance, flexibility, and strength of individuals with MS. These will be completed with the volunteer who has MS or using the case study provided with the lab.

Activity 3. Assessing the Client With Ataxia

Students perform ataxia and coordination tests and measures. Students role-play and perform the SARA and other tests of coordination such as finger to nose.

Activity 4. Interventions for the Client With Ataxia

Students perform evidence-based interventions for clients with ataxia. Using the case study provided students determine three interventions for ataxia for this client and justify the use of each intervention.

Activity 5. Wrap-Up and Discussion

WORKSHEET

For additional information regarding the assessments and interventions that are discussed in this lab, students are referred to the Multiple Sclerosis Case and the Vestibular/Cerebellar Disorders chapters in the Nichols-Larsen textbook.

Activity 1. Assessing the Client With Multiple Sclerosis

Take a brief history of your client including a fall history. Focus on mobility issues he/she is experiencing. If you don’t have a client and are using the case study (Case 1: multiple sclerosis in Appendix 23-1), summarize the key facts from the case study client’s history.

Document pertinent history:

Tests and Measures:

Administer the following outcome measures and document the client’s scores or report the results from the case study client:

MS Walking Scale

Your client’s score = ________

What do your client’s results on the MS Walking Scale tell you about the client’s mobility and balance deficits?

10-Meter Walk Test or Timed 25-Foot Walk

Your client’s gait speed = ________m/s (calculate by taking 10 m or 7.62 m (25 ft = 7.62 m) divided by the time it took your ...

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