Full Course Description

Module 1: Stroke Rehabilitation Master Class: Identifying and Assessing Stroke Impairments

Working with stroke patients is deeply meaningful and incredibly rewarding.

And you strive to help each patient who’s counting on you to facilitate improvements that will change their lives. But some patients are so impaired that treatment becomes overwhelming.

Others make exceptional gains in clinical settings, only to hit a wall in less controlled environments.

As time passes without results, even the most promising patient can feel the sun setting on the person she used to be, growing disengaged and depressed -- convinced she can’t progress further with therapy.

If you’re not up to speed on the latest treatment strategies, she might be right.

Built on today’s best practices, this program will show how to apply effective techniques that completely redefine what’s possible for your patients!

Discover tools and strategies that have helped countless survivors leave their limitations behind, even 10 years post stroke.

Leave this one-of-a-kind training knowing that when your next patient tells you how she hopes to return to work or stay active with her grandkids, you’ll be able to confidently guide her toward rapid functional improvements with the best methods available in neurological rehab!

Program Information


  1. Discuss the latest advances in stroke recovery and their implications for therapy.
  2. Review 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.


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

Module 1: Stroke Rehab for Patients who “Push”: Positively Identifying "Pusher" Patients

Pushing behavior presents serious challenges during stroke rehabilitation. Patients who push are often low level, need a lot of assistance, have considerable safety concerns, and do not respond to typical treatment interventions. This recording will show you how to address the root causes of pusher syndrome.

This lab-intensive, recording will show you how to address the root causes of pusher syndrome with evidence-based treatment activities and progressions. Learn how to assess and address the limiting impairments of pusher patients, utilizing the ICF model and principles of neuroplasticity to select the right intervention at the right time, and to maximize treatment outcomes.

Additionally, appropriate assessment tools and functional performance tests will be practiced in order to apply treatment ideas in any environment. You will come away with techniques applicable to other patients who present with similar impairments such as difficulty with midline, retropulsion, trunk malalignments, postural control deficits, and gait dysfunction, making this course a great investment! This dynamic course will take your treatments to the next level!

Program Information


  1. Discuss current literature regarding suggested pathology of “pusher syndrome”
  2. Recognize and list 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. Discuss the criteria critical in categorizing the “pusher” patient as a low, mid, or high-level “pusher”
  5. Identify 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. Strategize progressions of interventions to reduce impairments and lessen activity limitations to maximize participation for each patient with “pusher syndrome”









Copyright : 11/07/2018

Module 1: Addressing Patient Behavior by Brain Lesion Site: Neurophysiology and Cognitive Impact on Your Treatment

Neuroanatomy is admittedly complex and overwhelming. Clinicians working in rehabilitation are faced with growing caseloads, diminished resources/reimbursement, and increasingly medically complex patients with the expectation of improving outcomes and reducing length of stay. Honing knowledge of clinically-relevant neuroanatomy and neuropathology can predict dysfunction and intuitively create a scaffold for assessment and treatment even before meeting the patient.

Predetermining potential deficits leads to a more tightly defined diagnostic battery and expedites treatment formulation. By deducing the patient’s experience, the clinician can also prepare for behavioral barriers to engagement and understand the healing process with greater compassion.

In this recording, participants will learn intermediate-level neurophysiology as it relates to cognitive-linguistic skills and behavioral control, as well as explore mindfulness techniques for stress reduction. The overlying foci of the course are to arm treating professionals with an improved clinical eye, predicting dysfunction, and expedite the pathway to treatment. Course content will also include patient-focused educational materials for stroke and traumatic brain injury ready to utilize by treating practitioners.

Program Information


  1. Categorize the anatomy and function of lobes of the brain as they apply to behavioral control.
  2. Characterize 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. Connect neurotransmitters with the communication system within the brain.
  5. Evaluate the optic system and lesion locations that affect engagement and accuracy in therapy.
  6. Recommend simple neuroanatomy-based techniques to rapidly de-escalate stress for patients and caretakers.
  7. Assess neuro-behavioral barriers that impact new learning.


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

Module 2: Addressing Patient Behavior by Brain Lesion Site: Function, Communication & Your Patient Relationship

Copyright : 06/07/2019

Igniting Neuroplasticity after Stroke: Breakthroughs for Improving Motor Recovery

Learn how to ignite recovery in stroke patients with innovative interventions that re-educate the movement patterns needed for compensation and recovery. Find out what is important for neuroplasticity to occur, and discover how to unlock the potential in cognitively impaired patients who cannot communicate or do not understand the goals of treatment. Take home key motor control strategies and targeted treatments for progressing patients from any level toward functional recovery and community reintegration.

Program Information


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


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