Featured Stroke Rehabilitation Courses
"This course will be retired and no longer available as of January 13, 2023. Please complete the course by December 31, 2022 to receive credit or look for Facilitate, Force, and Function: Stroke Recovery for UE and LE Applied (Recorded Webinar)
, available in the course catalogue.
Each year an estimated 970,000 people in the U.S., and 15 million people globally, have a stroke. Stroke is a major cause of life-long disability. In order to address the needs of stroke survivors and their family caregivers it is critical to implement a family-centered approach to care. This course focuses on understanding the issues and concerns of stroke survivors and their family caregivers during stroke recovery and rehabilitation, from acute care to home. Dr. Barbara Lutz discusses examples of evidence-based models of stroke recovery. She describes health care system gaps that contribute to these issues and potential interventions. Evidence-based strategies for assessing and addressing the needs of stroke survivors and their family caregivers are included. Learn more
Hemiparesis is one of the most common impairments experienced by individuals with stroke. It is one of the most disabling of conditions, and regaining adequate use of the arm and leg after stroke is a highly desired goal for many individuals. Currently, the only treatment for hemiparesis is motor rehabilitation. Thus, it is important that therapists provide the most efficacious and effective motor rehabilitation. The goal of this course is to present the attendee with information about the kinds of motor training that facilitate the most motor function recovery in the upper extremities after stroke. The first module will review the neurology of the motor system, and discuss the main motor impairments that arise following a stroke. Module two will present the principles of practice that facilitate neuroplasticity in the motor system. These principles serve as a basis for designing motor rehabilitation protocols for promoting motor recovery after stroke. The third module will discuss the evidence for the most commonly studied upper extremity motor rehabilitation protocols, while the last module of the course will expose the attendee to experimental treatments for post-stroke hemiplegia/hemiparesis.