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Amy J. Litterini



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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired neurological disorder similar to Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) with rare a prevalence of 2-7.7/100,000.7. Etiology and pathogenesis are largely unknown but are thought to be immunological, targeting the myelin of peripheral nerves. Extensive literature exists regarding medical management of CIDP, but limited research exists regarding physical therapy (PT) management for patients with CIDP. Task-Oriented Approach (TOA) is based upon systems theory with influence from motor learning and motor control theories. Systems theory states abnormal movements are related to deficits in one or more system(s) and are comprised of the body’s existing systems’ attempts to compensate. Compensations are not always ideal; interventions can be designed to optimize strategies and complete functional tasks more effectively and efficiently. Using evidence-based resources on CIDP and GBS, this case report poster describes the PT management of a patient with CIDP using the TOA as a framework for clinical decision-making.

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Physical Therapy

Use Of The Task-Oriented Approach For Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy: A Case Report



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