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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Case Review With Skilled Therapies and Community-Based Services - PT63

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Case Review With Skilled Therapies and Community-Based Services

by Maria Walde-Douglas, PT
(4.7 / 60 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Progressive supranuclear palsy, also referred to as Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome or Parkinson-plus syndrome, is a relatively rare but rapidly progressing disease. It is the second most common form of parkinsonism and is often inaccurately diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. A thorough understanding of signs, symptoms, and impairments is important for early intervention and management to improve the quality of life for the patient and his or her family. It is important for the PT to understand and recognize symptoms to facilitate a referral to a neurologist with training in movement disorders.


The goal of this continuing education program about progressive supranuclear palsy is to provide physical therapists with tools to identify clinical symptoms, evidence-based physical therapy, and additional resources for the family and healthcare team. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify four symptoms of progressive supranuclear palsy that differentiate PSP from Parkinson’s disease
  • Identify three standardized measurement tools frequently used to assess PSP
  • Identify PSP symptoms that should be referred to occupational therapy and speech therapy

Approval Information
This course is designed for physical therapists.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/21.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 14S1230 for 06/12/14 to 06/12/15; 15S1628 for 06/13/15 to 06/13/16; 16S1785 for 06/14/16 to 06/14/17; 17S5473 for 06/15/17 to 06/15/18); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE140023052 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023692 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27240 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-446558 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-446558 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 5722 for 07/06/14 to 07/05/15; 6288 for 07/06/15 to 07/05/16; 2016-210 for 07/06/16 to 07/05/17; 2017-253 for 07/06/17 to 07/05/18); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE006051 for 07/12/14 to 12/31/14; PTCE006779 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010054 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 2016-1088 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 06/30/14 to 06/30/18 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 06/12/2014 to 07/31/16; 08/01/16 to 07/31/18.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 3/25/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/1/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/1/2021


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Wendy W - Chambersburg, PA  ·  Nov 03, 2018
I never heard of PSP before. I will now be aware.
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Mark D - Alameda, CA  ·  Sep 23, 2018
A superb course! Presented a tremendous amount of information regarding PSP! I highly recommend this course!
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Jeffrey C - huntington beach, CA  ·  Jun 17, 2018
Great information on PSP and how to assess and adress.
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Mary Ann B - Tupelo, MS  ·  Jan 10, 2018
I thought this course was very informative for a current Pt. I have with this diagnosis.
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Ace S - Akron, OH  ·  Dec 28, 2017
I can apply it to my practice.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50