Driving Neuroplastic Change in Stroke Survivors: Leading-Edge Treatments, Tools and Strategies

Course Description:

Designed to take the complexity and guesswork out of planning treatment, this seminar affirms a new perspective on stroke recovery. Based on principles proven to drive neuroplastic change in stroke survivors, this seminar will provide the tools necessary to seamlessly incorporate leading-edge, research-based recovery options singularly, and in tandem. Included will be an indepth review of a variety of strategies, technologies and treatment options emerging from research labs around the world that are designed to aid stroke survivors in reaching the highest level of potential recovery.

Participants will learn how to select and implement the most appropriate treatment strategies including modified Constraint Induced Therapy (mCIT), a new reimbursable treatment approach that has received a lot of media coverage for its success, video assisted gaming technology such as the Nintendo Wii, motor imagery techniques, Neuromove, and Bioness products for the upper and lower extremities, and more. Valid and reliable measures of progress are also taught. The seminar is humorous, progressive, and evidence based, and is led by scientist- clinicians who develop and continue to test stroke recovery options.

On day two, participants will learn modified constraint induced therapy (mCIT), a new reimbursable treatment approach that has received a lot of media coverage for its success. Other strategies that will also be discussed, include gaming technologies, motor imagery techniques, EMG-based electrical stimulation (ie. NeuroMove) and functional electrical stimulation (ie. Bioness), and more. Evidence based measures of progress are also taught on Day Two.

Participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the evidence for neuroplasticity of the brain after stroke.
2. List the stages of motor recovery after stroke as they relate to progress in the Fugl-Meyer test.
3. Discuss the evidence for treatments for the stroke patient including: electrical stimulation, bilateral arm training, bilateral leg training, and constraint induced movement therapy.
4. Choose the right candidate for modified constraint induced therapy (mCIT).
5. Evaluate and treat the (mCIT) patient as a stand alone therapy or as an adjunct to traditional therapies.

What others are saying:

\\\"I loved this seminar, it was by far the best one that I have been to. An awesome speaker who delivered the material in a fun way which made you eager for more! The material will be directly applicable to my patients and I\\\'m armed with some great treatment ideas.\\\" -Stacy Munson

\\\"This course has been an excellent learning experience and is a great encouragement to clinicians to use Evidence Based treatments. The presenters are excellent, offering a mix of clinical and research based information.\\\" -Susan Clark

\\\"The speaker was very knowledgeable. He kept us well entertained and informed simultaneously. I would recommend this course to any therapist across disciplines.\\\" -Shiona Thompson


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