Stroke is the leading cause of disability in America. Therapists play a vital role in reducing or even eliminating disability resulting from stroke. However, therapists are increasingly pressured to produce better outcomes in a shorter period of time, often with less staff support. The results are generic treatment plans, traditional supine therapeutic exercise prescription, range of motion or seated group activities. All of these fail to address the impairments keeping the patient from having success in functional life activities. To reduce disability, therapists must be able to improve functional mobility in activities such as transferring, walking, dressing and bathing through better assessment and treatment planning. For maximal recovery in stroke patients, you must be able to accurately determine each
patient's specific impairments that are limiting function. From this, you can develop precise, customized treatment plans which prioritize the impairments and reduce disability quickly and effectively.
In this one-day seminar, you will expand your intervention "toolbox" by learning to create effective treatments that directly reduce functional limitations for any level of stroke patient, from acute care to community re-entry. This will be accomplished without expensive equipment, time-consuming protocols or labor-intensive techniques. Normal movement requirements will be reviewed, which will better equip you to efficiently and accurately identify the impairments that are causing dysfunction. Treatment interventions will be developed based on motor control and learning principles aimed at integrating cognition, motor ability and the environment for maximal carryover to functional task performance. An extensive review of treatments to reduce commonly seen impairments will be accomplished through lab work, demonstration and video analysis and will be provided in written form for take-home use. Those with the largest "toolbox" of treatment interventions are best equipped to meet the needs of the patient and can do so independent of time restraints, staffing demands and equipment limitations. Expand your treatment toolbox in this fun, stimulating one-day course.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Learn to detect movement dysfunction in commonly impaired functional tasks following stroke
- Understand the impact of various impairments on function
- Utilize the identified impairments to develop strategic, specific treatment interventions for any level stroke -- from acute care through community re-entry
- Develop a toolbox of effective treatments for commonly seen impairments through video analysis and lab work
- Identify normal movement requirements for basic functional tasks, including sit-stand, bed mobility, gait, steps, dressing and a variety of reaching tasks
- Utilize a framework for clinical problem solving from assessment through treatment
- Identify probable impairments causing movement dysfunction and recognize how to test each hypothesized impairment
- Recognize the impact of motor control and learning theories on treatment session development
- Implement appropriate treatment interventions for identified impairments
- Modify treatment interventions to maximize carryover of tasks and movement
patterns into functional activities
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Michelle Green, MS, PT, is a Physical Therapist with 12 years experience providing stroke rehabilitation, primarily in the inpatient setting. She currently serves as the Stroke Team Leader at Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She also teaches courses regionally on "pusher syndrome" in stroke patients, impairment-based treatment and abdominal anatomy and function. Ms. Green is the Group Exercise Coordinator for two
Gold's Gym locations in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and teaches a variety of fitness classes to all age groups. She also specializes in incorporating the principles of yoga and Pilates into therapy practice and travels throughout the East Coast presenting courses for physical and occupational therapists on weight and strength training. Ms. Green earned her
bachelor's and master's degrees from Ithaca College in New York and also completed NDT training in 1999.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Registered Nurses
- Physician Assistants
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT AND 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Check-in: 7:30 Class Begin - 8:00 AM Class End - 3:30 PM