Stroke Recovery Toolbox: Evidence Based Clinical Strategies and Assessments
November 23, 2013
Course Description:One of the longest-running and most-requested stroke courses in the field! Participants will develop a toolbox of evaluation tools and treatment strategies for people with stroke, from the days following stroke to the community setting. Learn easy, free ways to find the best evidence to support your treatments, 4 stroke-specific, validated evaluation tools to gauge patient progress and improve reimbursement, and effective treatment strategies. Frequently-seen impairments, and the theory and effectiveness of common treatments and technologies are discussed, including approaches to spasticity, shoulder pain, ambulation, and hemiparesis. Video cases and hands on “breakouts” complement didactic information. The course is hierarchically organized so that knowledge and treatments discussed build on previously-presented information. The day culminates with a discussion and “how to” of modified constraint-induced movement therapy; a reimbursable, outpatient therapy used for over a decade across the country that was developed by Dr. Page and his team.Expand your treatment and assessment toolbox with this stimulating course!
Audience:Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers
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If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Function
Integrating Cardiopulmonary & Postural Control Strategies in the Pediatric & Adult Populations
March 7-9, 2014
Course Description: This course will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift; acknowledging the importance of the cardiopulmonary system as an integral component of postural control. The speaker will present a model of postural control (Soda Pop Can Model) that demonstrates how breathing mechanics are linked to motor and physiologic behaviors. This is the cornerstone for the speaker’s multi-system clinical approach to the evaluation and treatment of trunk and/or respiratory impairments. She will demonstrate how to integrate the cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary and internal organ systems into every evaluation and intervention, as well as how to recognize physiologic causes or consequences that may accompany these motor dysfunctions. The speaker will show the participants how to effectively pair ventilatory strategies with specific movements in order to establish the pulmonary system as an asset rather than a liability for their patients, regardless of whether their original diagnoses were physiologic or physical. The emphasis of the presentation will be on developing and applying practical quick clinical solutions that are applicable for both pediatric and adult patients in all practice settings.
Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP
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Early Registration: Sign up today to receive early registration prices! Prices increase to $235 for the lecture/demonstration on Friday, March 2, and $655 for the lecture & lab formats Friday-Sunday, March 7-9.
Group Discount: There is a %5 discount for multiple members of the same organization who sign up for this event. Please call the hospital to register multiple guests for the discount: (845) 786-4225
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