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An interactive cadaver dissection experience. This unique multimedia study aid is designed to help you explore human anatomy using cadaver specimens and master physiology concepts through animation. Digital dissections allow unlimited drill and practice - anytime, anywhere. Detailed information and audio pronunciations build anatomical knowledge, and comprehensive quizzing reinforces learning.

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Author(s): Annie Burke-Doe, PT, MPT, PhDAssociate Professor, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences at San DiegoNeuroscience and neuroanatomy are two of the most challenging subjects for those embarking on a career in physical therapy. Essentials of Neuroscience in Physical Therapy combines key elements of study with colorful graphics and narration, along with case studies to stimulate student comprehension and retention. An ongoing series of lectures, Essentials of Neuroscience presents an innovative way to deliver knowledge necessary for understanding key neuroscience and neuroanatomy concepts as they relate to physical therapy.
 
Lumbar and Sacral Plexus with Clinical Cases Duration: 17 mins, 30 secs Play

In this lecture we will be looking at the lumbar and sacral plexus of the lower extremity. We will review the anatomy and function, as well as, relate this information to a case study.

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Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerves Duration: 12 min, 32 sec Play

In this section we will be looking at the brachial plexus of the upper extremity. We will review the anatomy and function of these nerves and relate to a case study.

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Neuroanatomy in Physical Therapy Duration: 64 min, 29 sec Play

This lecture describes the overall organization of the nervous system. Topics covered including basic terminology, and structural and organizational characteristics of the brain and spinal cord.

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Ventricles and Coverings of the Brain Duration: 41 min, 41 sec Play

In this section we will be looking at the brain in relation to coverings and protection including the bony cranial vault or skull, the meninges (three layers of connective tissue membranes) and the formation of cerebrospinal fluid that provides support and nutrition. We will also look at important clinical disorders of this system and the implications for rehabilitation professionals.

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Motor Pathways Duration: 40 min, 08 sec Play

In this lecture we describe the organization of the motor system, specifically the corticospinal tract and other motor pathways.

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Somatosensory Pathways Duration: 34 min, 25 sec Play

In this section we will be looking at the somatosensory pathways that are responsible for our ability to perceive the sensory modalities such as touch, temperature, proprioception and nociception.

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Neurologic Examination Duration: 36 min, 36 sec Play

In this section we will be looking at the somatosensory pathways that are responsible for our ability to perceive the sensory modalities such as touch, temperature, proprioception and nociception.

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Peripheral Nervous System Duration: 23 min, 54 sec Play

In this lecture we will be looking at the elements of the neurologic examination. In order to determine a treatment plan, a good clinician will be able to utilize neurologic examination to identify functional problems in the client.

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