Course 6: Basics of Diagnoses

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Welcome to Course 6: Basics of Diagnoses

Please watch this Introduction & Welcome Video
In this course, you will be presented with not only the six most common diagnoses that are seen by CRT Suppliers, but also contextual information about their impairments, how we should work with them, and a brief overview of the landscape.
  • Landscape
    • International Classification of Functioning
    • Brief Intro to Neurology
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)


The purpose of this course is to introduce some of the most common diagnoses encountered while supplying Complex Rehab Technology (CRT).

  • Detail about the expected impairments with each diagnosis
  • Detail about what the impairments mean in terms of activity and participation

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Name the five (5) areas covered by the International Classification of Function (ICF)
  • Name one (1) impairment for 5 of the diagnoses presented
  • Name one (1) question to ask clients who have MS, SCI, and CVA resulting in hemiplegia

Please keep in mind as we present these diagnoses that for each one of them, there is a huge spectrum of disability and ability. For example, you will see someone with cerebral palsy who walks with a little bit of a problem and you see someone with cerebral palsy who’s totally dependent in all self-care. There’s a wide spectrum from mildly to severely involved.