Amy J. Litterini
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The purpose of this case study was to describe a palliative care physical therapy (PT) plan for maintenance of functional mobility and fall risk reduction for a patient with ALS. Ice Bucket Challenge began in 2014 to increase public awareness and funding for ALS. Need for further research was highlighted, in the campaign, for medical treatment and rehabilitation. Typical Presentation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is male, 60 years old, limb onset. This patient was female, 82 years old, with bulbar onset, limb weakness, and fall risk.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Pezzano, Gianna G. and Litterini, Amy J., "Functional Mobility For An Elderly Person With Amyotrophic Latera Lsclerosis: A Case Report" (2018). Case Report Posters. Poster 146.