Instructors:

Geoff Willard, PT, DPT, NCS

Amy Jo Rohe, MSOT, OTR/L, CBIS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Stroke accounts for a large amount of death and disability annually across the world. With advancing medicine, more individuals are surviving stroke than ever. As rehabilitation professionals, it is our responsibility to provide these individuals with the most evidence-based approach to examination and treatment to maximize functional recovery. The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive approach to stroke management based on functional presentation. In addition, we will review medical, pharmacological, and anatomical characteristics in stroke management to develop a collaborative and thorough approach to treatment.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this course, PT/OT participants will be able to:

  • Describe incidence, prevalence, and characteristics of individuals who suffer from stroke
  •  Apply understanding of neuroanatomy to functional exam and treatment planning
  • Integrate task analysis into functional examination and treatment planning
  •  Develop appropriate evidence-based treatment utilizing the principles of neuroplasticity through case-based learning
  •  Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to develop comprehensive patient care plan
  • Discuss secondary risks for stroke survivors and professional role in intervention

At the end of this course, PTA/OTA participants will be able to:

  • Describe incidence, prevalence, and characteristics of individuals who suffer from stroke
  • Correlate gross neuroanatomy with clinical findings
  • Understand and implement evidence-based interventions and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to improve patient outcomes
  • Better understand the examination process, clinical reasoning, and task analysis in individuals post-stroke
  • Discuss secondary risks for stroke survivors and professional role in intervention

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for licensed Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) clinical designations.

CEUS:
18 Contact Hours = 18 hours total (1.8 CEUs).

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email CEU@brooksihl.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

Enrollment:

If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.