The Key to Greater Independence and Mobility
Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and loss of independence in
America. Today, there are more than four million stroke survivors. Regaining
mobility leads to renewed independence. Being able to walk again is the most
common goal expressed by stroke survivors. The ability to walk post-stroke is
associated with improved quality of life, greater independence, and return to
life roles. Post-stroke gait is characterized by numerous deviations, which
increase energy demand, decrease efficiency, create the need for assistance, and
increase fall risk. The ability to transfer and stand moves individuals toward
functional independence. Getting people mobile again is the emphasis of
post-stroke rehabilitation. In order to do so, therapists need to be able to
identify deviations, determine their case, and design effective treatment
This one-day seminar provides practitioners with the foundations and tools
needed to effectively get stroke survivors ambulating again. Participants will
examine the etiology of gait deviations and how the presence of each affects
gait and the rehabilitation process. Using principles of neuroplasticity and
motor learning and the reinforcement of normal movement, attendees will assess
functional goals and treatments for each deviation. Instruction will be provided
to identify patients who would benefit from an ankle-foot orthosis. In addition,
body-weight-supported treadmill training, overground walking, and robotic gait
trainers will be discussed. The class incorporates case study review, video
analysis, and hands-on demonstration and equips participants with practical,
evidence-based techniques that can be applied in any treatment setting the next
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Help and motivate your patients to stand and
- Treat the impairment not the gait deviation
- Discover tips to incorporate the principles of
neuroplasticity and motor learning into everyday treatment plans
- Achieve better performance from your patients
and save costs using equipment you already have!
- Discuss techniques to facilitate functional
- Describe transfer techniques for increased
- Describe and demonstrate evaluation techniques
for assessing gait post-stroke
- Identify and describe common gait deviations
- Discuss and demonstrate treatment techniques
for each deviation
- Define the role of ankle-foot orthotics
post-stroke and who will benefit
- Compare and contrast overground walking,
body-weight-supported treatment training, and robotics for gait training and
What You Should Bring
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
TONI PATT, PT, DPT, GCS, is a licensed
physical therapist and board-certified specialist in geriatrics with 25 years of
clinical practice. She has worked with stroke patients in acute care, inpatient
rehab and skilled nursing settings, and as outpatients. Most recently, she
worked on a stroke unit where she was able to follow patients from admission
through inpatient rehabilitation. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Patt has
assisted with stroke research at the University of Texas in Houston. She
presents live and online presentations on several stroke related topics
including rehabilitation of gait after stroke and use of ankle-foot orthotics,
and writes a weekly blog for Advance for Physical Therapists.
Dr. Patt received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1984
from St. Louis University and her post-professional Doctorate degree in Physical
Therapy from AT Still College of Health Sciences in 2010. She is an active
member of both the neurological and geriatric sections of the APTA.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Rehabilitation Nurses
Alabama Physical Therapy Association -
This program has been approved by the Alabama Physical Therapy Association for
7.2 contact hours for PTs and PTAs.
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - 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 Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational
Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy - This program has been approved
by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy for 6.0 contact hours for
District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy - This program has been
approved for 6 continuing education credits by the District of Columbia Board of
Physical Therapy for Physical Therapists.
Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice -
Cross Country Education is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida
Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is
approved for 6 contact hours for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy
Florida Physical Therapy Association - This program has been approved by
the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 7 continuing education hours
(Approval #CE150024091). Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply
the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
General Statement - This educational offering 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
Illinois Physical Therapy Association - The Illinois Chapter Continuing
Education Committee has approved this course according to the Criteria for
Approval of Continuing Education offerings established by the Illinois Physical
Therapy Association. According to the Rules for the Administration of the
Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 1340.61) published by the Illinois
Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical
therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of
50% of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours
awarded for this course are designated for self-study CE credit. This course is
approved for 6 Credit Hours. IPTA Approval #75-5528.This course content is not
intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Physical Therapy Committee - This
meets the IN-PT approval under 844 IAC 6-8-5 Approved Organizations #9, please
contact IN Board or Association if you have questions.
Kentucky Physical Therapy Association - This program has been approved by
the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hours (Category 1)
Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 10/31/15.
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board - This program has been approved by the
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 6.0 Clinical contact hours for Physical
Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - This course has been
approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEUs.
Minnesota Board Of Physical Therapy - This program has been approved by
the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 6 hours of continuing education
hours, category 1, (Approval #7099) for Physical Therapists.
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - NCBPTE approval by
virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the
Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA
chapter Approval good through 8/31/2015.
New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - This program has
been approved for 6 continuing education credits by the New Jersey Board of
Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy
Assistants (Approval # 181-2014).
State of Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - This program has
been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6
CEUs for Physical Therapists.
The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State
Board for Physical Therapy - Cross Country Education is recognized by the
New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an
approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant
continuing education. This seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hours.
Ohio Physical Therapy Association - This program has been approved for 6
CEUs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and
Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval #15S0475).
Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, Physical Therapy
Advisory Committee - This program has been approved by the Board of Medical
Licensure & Supervision State of Oklahoma for 6 hours for Physical Therapists.
Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy - This program has been
approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6
contact hours of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (ProCert) - This activity
has been submitted to the FSBPT for certification. FSBPT certification is
accepted by the physical therapy regulatory boards/agencies in certain U.S.
jurisdictions. FSBPT's ProCert certification is currently accepted by Alabama
(effective October 1, 2013), Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District
of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, North
Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and
Texas Physical Therapy Association - This course has been approved by the
Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education
requirements for PTs and PTAs for 6 continuing competence unit(s) (Course ID #
WV Board Of Physical Therapy - This program has been approved by the West
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 Continuing Education hours (Approval
#CCE-R15-70). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV
Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM