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Stroke Rehabilitation Master Class: Best Practices for Rapid Functional Gains and Improved Outcomes

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Objectives

  1. Analyze the latest advances in stroke recovery and their implications for therapy.
  2. Determine strategies for identifying the root causes of post-stroke impairments faster.
  3. Integrate effective interventions that can be used immediately to improve function, multitasking, balance, gait, strength, flexibility and mobility.
  4. Combine multiple interventions more effectively for better results, including dual task interventions, NDT, constraint induced movement therapy, balance and gait training, exercise, and functional activities.
  5. Design effective, innovative plans of care for a wide range of neurological impairments.
  6. Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.

Outline

Hot Topics and Innovations in Stroke Rehabilitation

Upgrade Your Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Skills Revolutionize Your Rehab Toolbox Combine Techniques More effectively for Better Outcomes Design Advanced, Innovative Plans of Care for Your Patients Case Studies: Put Knowledge to Practice Don’t Leave the Money on the Table!

Copyright : 10/04/2019

Stroke Rehab for Patients who “Push”: Management Strategies for a Unique Patient Population

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Objectives

  1. Analyze current literature regarding suggested pathology of “pusher syndrome”
  2. Determine common characteristics and functional presentation of a patient who “pushes”
  3. Develop a skill set for understanding normal movement as well as executing task analysis for assessments of impairments limitations
  4. Analyze the criteria critical in categorizing the “pusher” patient as a low, mid, or high-level “pusher”
  5. Determine appropriate treatment interventions for the low, mid, and high-level “pusher” patient to specifically improve noted activity limitations
  6. Practice supporting and positioning techniques that enhance safely for the clinician and patient
  7. Demonstrate progressions of interventions to reduce impairments and lessen activity limitations to maximize participation for each patient with “pusher syndrome”

Outline

ICF MODEL AND ROLE IN ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF “PUSHING”

COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF “PUSHERS”

ASSESSMENT TOOLS

TASK-ANALYSIS, HYPOTHESIS DRIVE APPROACH

TREATMENT SET-UP FOR SUCCESS (REDUCE RISK, IMPROVE SAFETY, IMPROVE OUTCOMES)

TREATMENT FOR THE LOW, MID AND HIGH-LEVEL “PUSHER” 

Copyright : 11/07/2018

Addressing Patient Behavior by Brain Lesion Site: Clinical Tools & Strategies Specific to Patient Deficits

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Objectives

  1. Categorize the anatomy and function of lobes of the brain as they apply to behavioral control.
  2. Inspect the neurophysiology of memory and effect of fear/anger upon new learning and memory.
  3. Analyze the effect of traumatic and non-traumatic injuries upon cognitive centers.
  4. Analyze the connection between neurotransmitters and the communication system within the brain.
  5. Evaluate the optic system and lesion locations that affect engagement and accuracy in therapy.
  6. Employ simple neuroanatomy-based techniques to rapidly de-escalate stress for patients and caretakers.
  7. Assess neuro-behavioral barriers that impact new learning.

Outline

Neuroanatomy And The Impact On Cognitive Processing

Optic System And Visual Perception How Neurotransmitters Drive The Bus Executive Functions Of The Frontal Lobe Communication And The Left Hemispheric Functions Spatial Processing And The Right Hemispheric Functions The Hidden Processors-Thalamic Influences

Memory: How The Hippocampus And The Amygdala Partner

Recovery From Acceleration/Deceleration Injuries: Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) Agitation Management Strategies Enriching Patient And Clinician Relationships

Copyright : 06/07/2019

Igniting Neuroplasticity after Stroke: Breakthroughs for Improving Motor Recovery

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Objectives

  1. Analyze the latest research on neuroplasticity and its implications for stroke rehabilitation
  2. Apply steps for improving task assessment, intervention selection, progressions, and ultimately functional outcomes, using key concepts related to neuroplasticity, motor control, and motor learning
  3. Evaluate interventions related to compensation and recovery

Outline

Review the latest research on neuroplasticity and its implications for stroke rehabilitation

Identify steps for improving task assessment, intervention selection, progressions, and ultimately functional outcomes, using key concepts related to neuroplasticity, motor control, and motor learning

Copyright : 07/27/2018