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Digital Seminar

Neuroplasticity and Stroke Rehab: A Roadmap to Functional Recovery

Benjamin White, PT, DPT, C/NDT, LSVT BIG
5 Hours 31 Minutes
Audio and Video
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Mar 16, 2018
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Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Rewiring the Brain for Better Recovery

More and more, people are coming through our doors for treatment post-stroke. However, we find ourselves torn between promoting “recovery” and the reality of ever-decreasing rehab length of stays, which force us to focus on function alone. This pressure can cause us to resort to quick fixes or shortcuts that may help in the short-term, but may not have proper evidence for long-term recovery. Stroke rehab is not a quick fix. The fact is that we are increasingly pressured to provide evidence that our interventions are working (can someone say G Codes!). The critical necessity for rehabilitation professionals to act decisively, responsibly, and effectively with this growing population cannot be overstated.

Get the roadmap to stroke rehab that actually leads to recovery in this impactful course. Discuss common impairments seen in stroke (e.g., apraxia, neglect, pusher syndrome) and the interventions based on current principles of neuroplasticity to treat these impairments. Evidence-based treatments of the hemiparetic/hemiplegic upper and lower extremities after stroke will be covered as well. By the end of the course, you will walk away with the tools and resources needed to effectively improve outcomes for your stroke patients.



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). 

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The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 5.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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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 5.5 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.

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Benjamin White, PT, DPT, C/NDT, LSVT BIG Related seminars and products: 5

Benjamin White, PT, DPT, C/NDT, LSVT BIG, is an expert in stroke rehabilitation who serves as the lead neurological therapist at a not-for-profit healthcare institution in Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center’s physical therapy doctoral program, he has treated a wide array of neurological diagnoses over the years, from concussions and vestibular disorders to stroke, Parkinson’s, and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Dr. White is an award-winning clinical instructor, a renowned national speaker on stroke rehabilitation topics, and has published numerous articles on the topics of neuroplasticity and stroke. In addition, he serves on the Neuro-Development Treatment (NDT) publication committee and is the co-president of the Brazos Valley Parkinson’s Association.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Benjamin White has an employment relationship with Baylor Scott & White. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Benjamin White is a member of the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association.

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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.


  1. Recall basic concepts of motor control as they apply to persons with stroke
  2. Apply basic principles of motor learning to persons with stroke
  3. List the causes and evidence-based treatments for some common impairments in stroke
  4. Recognize some of the commonly used outcome measures in stroke rehabilitation
  5. Determine the basic features of gait after stroke, as well as bracing options and a defined treatment protocol for gait recovery after stroke
  6. List evidence-based approaches for treatment of all extremities after stroke, including determining prognosis for recovery
  7. Analyze differences between various forms of weakness involving force production, timing, and sustainability



  • Defined
  • Various motor learning phases in the rehab process


  • Ataxia
  • Hemiparesis
  • Neglect
  • Pusher Syndrome
  • Subluxation
  • Decreased Sensation


  • Progress measures with the use of G-coding
    • Acute stroke
    • Chronic stroke
    • Continuum of care


  • Forms of strength
    • Force production
    • Timing
    • Sustainability
    • Eccentric vs Concentric
  • Kinetic chains
    • Open
    • Closed
    • Modified closed
    • When to use each


  • Upper extremity
  • Lower extremity
  • Four limbs simultaneously
    • How
    • Why
    • Constraint-induced movement therapy
    • Bimanual vs unimanual training


  • Power of salience
  • Thinking beyond sets of ten
  • Constraint-induced movement therapy




Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Exercise Physiologists


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