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How to Successfully Treat Stroke Patients with Pusher Syndrome: The Ultimate Guide to Safer, More Predictable Recovery

Michelle Green
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Do you Struggle with Stroke Patients Who Push?

  • Afraid of hurting patients (or yourself)?
  • Wondering where to start?
  • Not sure what to do next?
  • Patients aren't getting better?
  • Unsure how to document progress?
  • Beginning to doubt your skills?

Treating patiens with Pusher Syndrome can be scary, frustrating, and physically demanding – but it doesn't have to be.

Created by one of the most trusted names in stroke rehabilitation, How to Successfully Treat Stroke Patients with Pusher Syndrome will teach you safe, effective strategies for progressing patients you might have given up on in the past.

And the results are incredible. Clinicians have seen countless patients – from sedentary retirees to fit and active baby boomers – return to their bucket lists, rediscover the joys of living independently, and resume playing with their grandkids, using the interventions you'll learn in this program.

Join Dr. Michelle Green for this live webcast as she shares a proven framework for rehabilitation that combines today's best practices with over 20 years of experience guiding patients with Pusher Syndrome to recovery.

If you're chasing symptoms without getting to the "why" of your patient's impairment, you're losing time, money, and referrals. This course is your path to delivering results for your patients.

Sign up today, make yourself the go-to resource for pushers in your facility, and feel the satisfaction of giving patients back the independence they lost and activities they love.



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

Exercise Physiologists

ASEP members will earn 5.0 CECs for full attendance at this seminar. The ASEP allows members to earn a maximum of 10 CECs in any one 5 year period.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 

Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 

Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. 

North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Michelle Green's Profile

Michelle Green Related seminars and products: 7


Michelle Green, PT, DPT, C-NDT, NCS, is an expert in stroke rehabilitation, with over 20 years of experience helping countless patients recover from neurological conditions. Her background in NDT, Pilates, and yoga has influenced her assessment and treatment approach, providing her with enhanced insight into movement assessment and guided movement re-education.

Dr. Green travels nationally to present seminars on stroke rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and she teaches as an assistant professor in the DPT program at Campbell University. Her additional interests include education and learning, impairment-based treatment across the lifespan, and application of mind-body practices for improving mental and physical health.​

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michelle Green is an assistant professor at Campbell University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  

Non-financial: Michelle Green is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association; and the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association.

Additional Info

Program Information


Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.

Additional Resources

To order the book, Geriatric Pharmacology, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Improving Functional Outcomes in Physical Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition, please visit our product store.

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Discuss the latest advances in stroke rehabilitation and their implications for rehab. 
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating root causes of Pusher Syndrome.
  3. Integrate the most effective interventions available for targeting key impairments that cause pushing behavior.
  4. Combine multiple approaches for better outcomes, including postural re-education, core stabilization, movement layering, sensory input, exercise, taping and more.
  5. Design effective, innovative plans of care for mild, moderate, and severe pushing behavior.
  6. Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.


  • How patients with Pusher Syndrome can benefit from cutting edge research

Get to the root causes of pushing faster with better evaluation techniques for:

  • Severity of pushing
  • Lack of muscle activation
  • Poor motor control
  • Weight-shifting resistance
  • Movement dysfunction
  • Midline deficits and alignment faults
  • Limited attention/awareness
  • Visual/spatial neglect
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Deficits in ADLs, gait, sitting and standing


Practice effective techniques you can use immediately to:

  • Treat key impairments that are limiting progression in functional tasks
  • Build endurance
  • Improve awareness to midline
  • Increase postural and trunk control
  • Maximize symmetry
  • Treat underlying motor control deficits
  • Enhance functional mobility​


Practice integrating:

  • Safe transfer strategies
  • Postural reeducation
  • Core stabilization
  • Joint mobilization
  • Dynamic movement layering
  • Balance and gait training
  • Task-oriented approaches
  • Functional exercise
  • Strength, flexibility, and endurance training
  • Sensory input
  • Assistive devices


Practice developing effective treatment strategies for:

  • Contraversive pushing
  • Postural control deficits
  • Midline difficulties
  • Trunk malalignments
  • Retropulsion
  • Gait dysfunction
  • Abnormal tone
  • Movement limitations


Practice effective strategies to:

  • Safely position and transfer with ease
  • Use the patient’s environment to your advantage


Topics include:

  • Correctly select the root cause of impairment
  • Classify level of severity and identify appropriate treatment progression
  • Determine when to focus on recovery vs compensation
  • Treat key impairments that are limiting progression in functional tasks
  • Mimic functional demands when activating muscles
  • Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation


  • Justify therapy with the right progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners



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