When faced with a patient with limited to no movement in a limb, traditional therapy lacks interventions that can attain the repetitions required for motor recovery. In this training, you will go beyond conventional approaches and unlock the full treatment potential for your neuro patients.
Mirror therapy delivers faster progress, heightened patient involvement, and significant functional enhancements for diverse neurological issues like stroke, CRPS, amputation, and phantom limb pain.
This ingenious method involves the use of a mirror to create visual illusions, tricking the brain into perceiving the paralyzed or affected limb as moving. The reflected image makes patients feel as though the impaired limb is moving effortlessly, while simultaneously creating new neuronal connections and re-establishing pathways in the brain.
Filled with hands-on labs and experiential learning, this unique course provides a dynamic and immersive educational experience. Gain practical skills in setting up mirror therapy sessions, observing “patient” responses, and making informed adjustments to optimize treatment effectiveness.
And best of all…Mirror therapy is inexpensive and safe, making it easy to transfer to the home environment, a crucial step often overlooked by therapy professionals. Home programs are essential for recovery, especially when third party payers want patients discharged before recovery is complete.
Take the next step towards excellence in skilled therapy - confidently incorporate mirror therapy into your practice today and witness remarkable transformations in your patients’ lives.
Accelerate rehabilitation • Enhance neuroplasticity • Versatile across conditions
Cost effective • Increase ROM • Reduce pain • Restore motor function • Improve body image
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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners. For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. 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 profession's standards.
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider # 3322. This Live activity is offered at .625 CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery and Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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.
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.
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.
Debra Battistella, MS, OTR/L, has over 22 years of experience working with the adult & older adult populations in physical medicine rehab. Most of her career she worked in a certified stroke center where she participated in the development of several programs, including a modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy program and a critical care Early Mobility Protocol.
She has taught to her area of expertise and coordinator fieldwork for occupational therapy assistant students at the community college level. While there, Debra worked with Level II Field work students and the Student Access Center to develop & provide campus-based OT services at the group and population levels.
Debra is owner of Creative Concepts in Occupational Therapy PLLC, where she supports physical medicine occupational therapy practitioners with online trainings and programs. She also provides occupational therapy serves to those in need at Tampa General Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center.
Financial: Debra Battistella is the owner of Creative Concepts in Occupational Therapy, PLLC. She has an employment relationship with Erie Community College. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Debra Battistella is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, New York State Occupational Therapy Association, and the International Association of Reiki Professionals. She is the host of a podcast.
Dorothee Zuleger, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, CSRS, CDRS, and founder of The Neuro Hub is a skilled occupational therapist in central Florida. A graduate of Advent Health University, Doro provides her passion and over 10 years of experience in neurological rehabilitation through a client-centered, evidence-based treatment approach.
Doro’s main focus at The Neuro Hub is providing specialty high- and low-tech programs for stroke survivors. These high intensity programs include Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT, CIT) and Brain Computer Interface (BCI). BCI insists on correct brain area activation through visual imagery, which then provides immediate feedback through activation of an external robotic device.
She holds multiple specialty certifications that include Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) and Certified Driving Rehab Specialist (CDRS).
Financial: Dorothee Zuleger has an employment relationship with The Neuro Hub Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dorothee Zuleger has no relevant non-financial relationships.
Please note: There will be a 70-minute 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.
Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.
The Science of Mirror Therapy
Mirror Therapy Protocol
Experiential Lab I: Design Goal-Oriented Treatment Sessions
Power Hour: Brainstorm to Increase Compassion & Tackle Challenges
Experiential Lab II: Clinical Reasoning
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