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Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions and Neuroplasticity in the Central Nervous System

Course #: 03-493

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

Increasing evidence reveals structural and functional changes within the Central Nervous System (CNS) of people with chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) that appear to play a preeminent role in the pathophysiology of these disorders.  The goal of this CEU course is to explore that neuroplastic adaptations and their effects may initially result from structural injury, but in chronic conditions contribute to the pathophysiology of the condition possibly even in the absence of any continued anatomical/structural insult to musculoskeletal structures.

 

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Explain in which ways motor skill training has proven successful.

2.  Examine within which area of the spinal cord neurophysiological changes result in the amplification of noxious and innocuous stimuli in chronic pain states.

3.  Describe the internal and external pressures required for lasting neuroplastic changes.

 

CEU Course Syllabus

  Background on Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)   0.50 Contact Hours 
  Nervous System Neuroplasticity with MSD   0.66 Contact Hours  
  Role of Pain in Central Nervous System (CNS) Plasticity     0.26 Contact Hours   
  Impact of CNS Plasticity in the Rehab of Chronic MSD   0.29 Contact Hours

Total = 2 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Basic

This article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creative commons.org/licneses/by/4.0/). The authors listed are the orignial authors and no changes were made. The article is from BioMed Central. 

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