Improving Functional Outcomes in the Neurologic Upper Extremity

Course Description:

FEE: $435 until three weeks prior to the course date
$450 within threeweeks of the course

In this highly interactive course, the focus is on improving functional outcomes in patients with upper extremity dysfunction due to central nervous system deficits using assessment and treatment strategies within a contemporary paradigm. Designed as an integration of evidence-based treatment approaches, current neurophysiologic understanding of motor control, motor-learning, that can be immediately applied to practice in any treatment setting. This course will incorporate selection of the best outcome measure to evaluate and document progress to support intervention approach. Patient Population: Adults with upper extremity dysfunction based on a central nervous system deficit. Course Objectives: At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Determine treatment approach, reasonably predict targeted outcomes/goals based on current neuroscience and evidence.
  • Implement evidence based treatment strategies and techniques to improve functional outcomes.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan of care that addresses upper extremity function at participation level.
  • Choose appropriate standardized assessments to support measurable outcomes.
  • Analyze movement patterns and correlate to stage of recovery to select best practice interventions.

What others are saying: "LaMar Bolden is very knowledgeable and has motivated me to stay informed regarding evidence based research and current treatment interventions."-Cassandra Muth, OT

Instructor(s):

LaMar Bolden