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Recovery of Function Following Stroke


Credit: 26 hours/2.6 CEU/26 CCU

Length: 2 days

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For: PT, OT

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This course will serve to tie together knowledge acquired in previous courses, and to introduce the most current evidence-based interventions for the most common post-stroke deficits in posture, balance, functional mobility, UE function, and gait. The course will focus on holistic, patient-centered treatment of the patient following stroke across the continuum of care. The concepts of neuroplasticity, motor learning, and intensity of practice will be synthesized into effective treatment plans to maximize recovery. The on-site intensive will allow participants the opportunity for hands-on practice of specific skills and techniques covered in the course via peer practice, written and video cases, and live demonstration and practice with persons with stroke.


Contact Hours: 26 – 10 online & 16 on-site
CEUs: 2.6 – 1.0 online & 1.6 on-site
CCUs: 26 – 10 online & 16 on-site

Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Apply the concepts of neuroplasticity, recovery versus compensation, and motor learning/motor control as it relates to the continuum of stroke rehabilitation (acute, subacute, chronic).
  • Critically appraise current evidence on best practice across the continuum of stroke rehabilitation.
  • Apply current evidence to plan of care development for patients with stroke.
  • Identify common postural abnormalities, musculoskeletal impairments and movement disorders following stroke and best practices for intervention.
  • Review and appraise the evidence regarding upper extremity recovery and best practice following stroke.
  • Identify and demonstrate common gait deviations and causative impairments present following stroke.
  • Review and appraise the evidence regarding promotion of gait recovery following stroke.
  • Apply knowledge of gait impairments and deviations to create the appropriate interventions, and/or assistive device and orthotic prescription.
  • Identify and practice treatment techniques, technologies, strategies and handling skills to facilitate improved posture, postural control, balance, functional mobility, UE use, and gait.
  • Review and appraise current evidence regarding adjunctive therapies including, but not limited to electrical stimulation, biofeedback, gaming, taping, and locomotor retraining.
  • Review and integrate current evidence on the topics of spasticity, strengthening, medical management, cardiovascular wellness, intensity and gait biomechanics for persons with stroke.


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