This 2-day course will provide an overview of current treatment approaches used to address frequently seen problems in the field of stroke rehabilitation. While evidence-based, the emphasis during the course will be on analysis of movement, understanding the concepts of functional rehabilitation and demonstration of practical hands-on treatment strategies. Current information on increasing therapy intensity such as constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT), visual mirror feedback and motor imagery will be presented, as well as a review of orthoses and neuro-visual rehab. Jacquie and Wendy will draw on their many years of experience working with clients with neurological impairments to distill into 2 days the skills to help therapists differentially treat commonly seen neurological problems and initiate and progress functional neurological rehabilitation in clients with stroke.
- At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to describe:
- Why neuro-rehabilitation is different than orthopedic treatment
- Underlying principles behind current approaches to neuro-rehabilitation
- Importance of addressing cardiovascular re-conditioning in persons living with stroke
- Impact of sensory and visual-spatial deficits on movement and rehabilitation
- Underlying pathology, presenting movement issues and interventions for the most common neurological deficits seen after a stroke
- An increased knowledge of techniques to help increase the intensity of practice and treatment for people living with stroke