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Heather T. Peters

PhD (cand.), MOT, OTR/L

Heather is an occupational therapist and PhD candidate in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Ohio State University. Currently working in the B.R.A.I.N. lab as a graduate research associate, she is primarily interested in developing and testing interventions that improve motor function and quality of life in stroke survivors. Specifically, her primary research area of emphasis is examining the effect of noninvasive brain stimulation combined with occupational therapy (Functional Brain Stimulation(TM)) on improving arm and hand function in survivors of stroke. Heather has also engaged in research and/or published in the topics of mental practice, outcome measurement validity, and portable upper extremity robotics.

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Noninvasive Brain Stimulation in Neurologic Diagnoses

Presented by Heather T. Peters, PhD (cand.), MOT, OTR/L

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation in Neurologic Diagnoses

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New and cutting edge technologies to address neurologic impairments are emerging every day. However, many of them are exceedingly expensive, only effective for a minority of patients, or difficult to implement in clinical practice. One of the most cutting edge and exciting new adjunctive techniques is transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a safe and portable form of noninvasive brain stimulation that can be overlaid onto repetitive, task-specific training ("Functional Brain Stimulation(TM)") without interfering with patient movements. tDCS is inexpensive, easy to use, and you may already have the necessary equipment in your clinic! In this course, we will discuss the rationale for tDCS use, differentiate between tDCS and other forms of noninvasive brain stimulation, and look at neurologic mechanisms and evidence supporting tDCS use in a variety of diagnoses and impairments. In addition, we will specifically describe and provide video examples of how tDCS could potentially be implemented into your treatment sessions so that you can maximize outcomes for your patients.

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Neurologic Upper Extremity Part 1: Assessment and Treatment of the Minimally Impaired UE

Presented by Heather T. Peters, PhD (cand.), MOT, OTR/L

Neurologic Upper Extremity Part 1: Assessment and Treatment of the Minimally Impaired UE

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Deficits in upper extremity function are among the most common and devastating impairments, spanning virtually every neurologic diagnosis. As clinicians, we have more evidence than ever at our disposal describing the optimal treatment strategies for addressing neurologic upper extremity impairment. However, there are still therapies used routinely in the clinic that are outdated or not supported by current research, which may prevent our patients from maximizing their recovery. As such, it is of critical importance to share evidence-based treatment strategies, based on the scientific principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning, with clinicians across the country in order to maximize UE outcomes and quality of life for our patients. This course is designed to provide a rationale for and description of evidence-based treatment approaches as well as assessments that can be incorporated into clinical practice in a variety of neurologic diagnoses. This course will also provide recommendations for approaches based on impairment level so that our therapy sessions can be tailored to the skillset of each individual patient in order to maximize outcomes.

CHTs, when submitting this for recertification through HTCC, this course can be used for CAT B (hand therapy courses < 3 hours in length); however, if this course certificate is submitted with the following course certificates listed below, they can be submitted under CAT A (hand therapy courses > 3 hours in length).

  • Neurologic Upper Extremity Part 1: Assessment and Treatment of the Minimally Impaired Upper Extremity (1.5 hours)
  • Neurologic Upper Extremity Part 2: Adjunctive Treatment Strategies for Moderate to Severe Impairment (1.5 hours)

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    Neurologic Upper Extremity Part 2: Adjunctive Treatment Strategies for Moderate to Severe Impairment

    Presented by Heather T. Peters, PhD (cand.), MOT, OTR/L

    Neurologic Upper Extremity Part 2: Adjunctive Treatment Strategies for Moderate to Severe Impairment

    Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.

    Deficits in upper extremity function are among the most common and devastating impairments, spanning virtually every neurologic diagnosis. As clinicians, we have more evidence than ever at our disposal describing the optimal treatment strategies for addressing neurologic upper extremity impairment. However, there are still therapies used routinely in the clinic that are outdated or not supported by current research, which may prevent our patients from maximizing their recovery. As such, it is of critical importance to share evidence-based treatment strategies, based on the scientific principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning, with clinicians across the country in order to maximize UE outcomes and quality of life for our patients. This course is designed to provide a rationale for and description of evidence-based treatment approaches as well as assessments that can be incorporated into clinical practice in a variety of neurologic diagnoses. This course will also provide recommendations for approaches based on impairment level so that our therapy sessions can be tailored to the skillset of each individual patient in order to maximize outcomes.

    CHTs, when submitting this for recertification through HTCC, this course can be used for CAT B (hand therapy courses < 3 hours in length); however, if this course certificate is submitted with the following course certificates listed below (or any combination totaling 3 hours or more), they can be submitted under CAT A (hand therapy courses > 3 hours in length).

  • Neurologic Upper Extremity Part 1: Assessment and Treatment of the Minimally Impaired Upper Extremity (1.5 hours)
  • Neurologic Upper Extremity Part 2: Adjunctive Treatment Strategies for Moderate to Severe Impairment (1.5 hours)

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