You’ve been working with stroke patients for a while now, and you’re seeing how treatment requires a more complex plan of attack.
Maybe you’re just now getting into stroke rehab and have no idea how to approach your client’s treatment in the most effective way possible. No one wants to waste time, right?
Either way, treating stroke is complicated.
Patients exhibit a variety of impairments that encompass the physical and cognitive. The growing number of impairments is overwhelming when you’re trying to map a rehab plan.
And some patients - no matter how hard you try - don’t seem to respond.
The progress falls apart in less controlled environments. The patient isn’t responsive to your instructions. They grow more disengaged by the day.
It’s understandable if you get frustrated, even though you love working with this population.
The trick is feeling confident you can approach treatment with a wider understanding of why your patient isn’t responding well, and how to navigate their situation, so both of you can see progress. Discover how to create a comprehensive treatment plan in Stroke Rehab Master Class: Best Practices for Improved Outcomes.
Guided by 3 top stroke rehab experts, this online course will show you adaptable rehab interventions that give you a better understanding of the physical and behavioral implications of stroke, along with how to navigate them.
Walk away feeling confident you can:
- Correctly identify the root cause of the impairment in your stroke patient
- Apply advanced gait training and additional rehab techniques for better function
- Re-engage a difficult or depressed patient
- Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
- Adjust your care plan for technological advances
- Work with “pusher” patients
- Use neuroplasticity-backed techniques to increase cognitive function
… and most of all?
Give your clients a way back to being themselves again when you enroll.
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Join Dr. Jonathan Henderson PT, DPT, C/NDT, Dr. Michelle Green, PT, DPT, C-NDT, NCS, and Jerome Quellier, MS, CCC-SLP, as they guide you through the complex world of stroke rehab. This online training shows you how to effectively approach stroke rehab treatment with the most up-to-date techniques that encompass the brain and body. You'll gain a better knowledge of how the brain functions and after an injury like stroke, what the effects are that could be complicating your treatment interventions, making it all harder than it has to be, along with how to alleviate the frustrations and build a better functional treatment plan.
Stroke Rehabilitation Master Class:
Best Practices for Rapid Functional Gains and Improved Outcomes
Stroke is a complex condition your patients have to live with, but the more you know about it, the more you can help them get back to their lives as much as possible.
Module 1 of this session gives a quick overview of stroke and the common characteristics you see in your practice, plus treatment strategies for recovery after stroke! You'll dive into the what and why of stroke, common impairments and treatments used today, the best functional outcomes measures, and how you can set goals and properly document your treatment so your patient gets the help they need.
How do you determine which tests and measures to use? What treatment will be most effective for the patient in front of you? Module 2 of this session will take you deep into effective evidence-based treatment strategies used to treat a variety of stroke patients.
Dr. Henderson will dive into treatment strategies including:
- Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
- Psychological and motivational aspects
- Frequency, Intensity, Type and Time (FITT)
- Neuro-Development technique (NDT)
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
- Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
- Motor function strategies
- Task-specific training
- Gait and balance training
- Modalities such as taping, cryotherapy, NMES, and thermal heat
- And much more!
You'll also walk through case studies and training videos that show what to expect and how to implement these in your practice!
Jonathan Henderson, PT, DPT, C/NDT, is an expert in stroke rehabilitation, who brings a unique clinical eye to treating patients with neurological deficits, honed from his experience in both acute care and inpatient rehab settings. He maintains a busy outpatient clinical practice in Memphis, TN, which focuses on providing neurological and orthopedic care to older adults, and is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CCI) and has served as director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Concorde Career College.
Dr. Henderson travels nationally to present seminars on stroke rehabilitation, and he is known for his dynamic, hands-on teaching style. He earned his Doctor of physical therapy from Alabama State University, and he is also certified in neuro-developmental treatment with a focus on stroke and brain injury rehab. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association (NDTA), and the American Academy of Physical Therapy. (AAPT).
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Stroke Rehab for Patients who “Push”:
Management Strategies for a Unique Patient Population
Most stroke rehab focuses on a wide population but with that range comes a loss of working with pinpointed patient types, like pusher patients. Defining pusher patients is more complicated than you think, which is why in this module Dr. Michelle Green walks you step-by-step through the common misconceptions surrounding this type of patient, and how to properly identify them.
You'll dive deep into common characteristics you can expect, the frequency of this population, and the underlying reasons why "pushing" can occur in your stroke patients.
This module also shows you how to identify the impairment NOT the function, the models you need to work with them in the clinic, and strategies to eliminate common frustrations you have with pusher patients.
Module 2 focuses on how you can set up your treatment for success by reducing risk, improving safety, and moving your patients through the best treatments for successful outcomes. Dr. Green focuses on the impairment in her treatment strategies and walks you through hands-on assessments, and examples of commonly used compensation patterns.
Walk away able to confidently address the root causes of pusher syndrome with evidence-based treatment activities, develop and prioritize a problem list to attack first, and treat different levels of a "pusher".
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.
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What if you could assess your stroke patient's cognitive deficits before you ever met them? Your diagnosis could be quicker with an easier treatment process because you know the patient's behavioral pattern and can reduce barriers that limit engagement and progress.
This FREE bonus session introduces you to the complex neuroanatomy and turns this confusing subject into actionable interventions that can predict dysfunction and expedite stroke and other brain injury treatment.
Module 1: Neurophysiology and Cognitive Impact on Your Treatment
Part One of this session provides a simplified understanding of the brain's anatomy so that you have a stronger foundational approach to stroke treatment.
Usually, anatomy and terminology can be long-winded and difficult to stay awake for, but this comedic approach by Jerome Quellier, MS, CCC-SLP, turns this complex subject into an actionable and funny learning experience with real-life examples.
Dive into anatomy and terminology of the brain, including a section on the optic system, and how it affects your stroke patients. You'll also discover how neuroplasticity interventions in your stroke treatment plan can increase healthy development, learning, memory and recovery, improving the mind and the physical body of your patient.
Module 2: Function, Communication & Your Patient Relationship
Stroke, tumor, TBI, and neurodegenerative diseases can greatly impact the communication system and affect mood, motivation, memory, motor function, and executive functions in your client, so in the second part of this session, you'll gain a greater understanding of how your treatment plan can get the brain's nerves firing again!
The strategies you learn can increase your patient's ability to learn new techniques, safely judge surfaces and decrease falls, and much more, including:
- Addressing agitation management strategies
- The reasons why you patients might have difficulty recalling your verbal instructions or following your commands and what to do about it
- How to enrich your patient relationship for better outcomes, shorter treatment times and a lot less frustration
After watching these sessions, you'll have greater knowledge of why the behaviors and difficulties you see are happening, how knowing this information can make it easier to properly assess from day one, and interventions that make addressing it much easier.
More About Your Expert Instructor:
Jerome Quellier, MS, CCC-SLP, is a clinical specialist in traumatic brain injury and communication disorders at a 450+ bed Level 1 Trauma hospital in Saint Paul, MN with almost 25 years of acute, residential, and outpatient rehabilitation experience.
Mr. Quellier has made a career-long study of the intricacies of neurology, completed advanced training in brain dissection at Marquette University, actively engages in staff development training, and recently joined a surgery team in preserving language function during tumor resections.
Mr. Quellier is excited to bring this topic to the forefront after working with the interdisciplinary team’s challenges in understanding the “what and why” of traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and tumor resections as they apply to behavioral changes.
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This Rehab Summit exclusive with Dr. Michelle Green, PT, DPT, C-NDT, NCS, gives you a concentrated look at the latest neuroplasticity techniques you can use to unlock your stroke rehab patient's cognitive potential.
This 2-hour bonus module increases your treatment success by showing you how to add neuroplasticity-backed cognitive activities that re-educate movement patterns your patients need to recover. These evidence-based treatment interventions will ease the roadblocks you face with patients who can't communicate well or have difficulty understanding treatment requirements.