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Mike Studer

PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Mike Studer received his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991. He received his postprofessional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. He has been board-certified as a clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy since 1995 and designated a certified exercise expert in the aging adult (CEEAA) by the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy since 2011. Mike has served as the vice president of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has been the chair and vice-chair of several special interest groups at the national level in each of the Academies of Neurologic and Geriatric Physical Therapy, including balance and falls, stroke, and the practice committee in neurology. He is a full-time treating therapist and founder of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates in Oregon. Dr. Studer has presented courses and published articles on neurologic and geriatric rehabilitation since 1995 and has authored and coauthored more than 30 articles on topics of neurology and geriatrics, as well as several book chapters on stroke, cognition, Parkinson's disease, and preventive care. Mike is now regularly a guest lecturer on a national and international basis at several universities and national meetings on the topics of stroke, Parkinson's disease, balance, motor control, motor learning, cognitive impairment, and case management. He was awarded the 2011 Clinician of the Year award by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, and in 2014, he received the same award from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. He was the first to receive this national distinction from each entity.

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Advanced Lessons in Stroke Rehabilitation: Shoulder, Pusher, and Neglect (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Advanced Lessons in Stroke Rehabilitation: Shoulder, Pusher, and Neglect (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 178 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 47 Minutes

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Join us for this interactive, high-level webinar with Dr. Mike Studer, covering poststroke shoulder, neglect, and pusher syndrome--issues affecting the most challenged patients after stroke. You'll gain insight and instruction to help you advance your assessment and treatment tools for these conditions so you can better help people who may appear to have poor rehabilitation potential access neuroplasticity and the highest level of function possible. The webinar will include video case studies and literature review, delivered in a practical, application-based style so you can immediately incorporate what you've learned into your own practice.

Learning Objectives
  • Create an evidence-based care plan for persons with subluxed, flaccid, and/or painful shoulders post stroke
  • Correlate best evidence in applications for poststroke contraversive pushing (pusher syndromes): retro (backward) and lateropulsive (side)
  • Prioritize best management for rehabilitation and caregiving in persons with body and environmental neglect
  • Design home programming for persons with complicated stroke syndromes (shoulder, neglect, and pusher) in order to facilitate participation in daily activities

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Treating Fear: Imbalance, Pain, Reinjury, Incontinence, and Beyond (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Treating Fear: Imbalance, Pain, Reinjury, Incontinence, and Beyond (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 160 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Fear is the most pervasive barrier inhibiting recovery and function across the life span. Fear-avoidant behavior is well established as a reason not to move. However, fear also impacts how we move (symmetry, speed, compensations), offering opportunities for intervention. Changes due to fear include reduced step length, foot clearance, and gait speed for persons with fear of falling; urgency in those with incontinence; limited head motion for those with fear of dizziness; gait deviations, word-finding difficulties, and altered UE biomechanics after stroke; depression in MCI; and movement substitutions to retrieve something from the floor or arise to standing for those in fear of pain. Functionally, we see the consequence of reduced participation (movement, social, vocational) as an unfortunate and unnecessary commonality of all. The time has come for PTs, OTs, and SLPs to recognize that we must directly treat fear itself, not just as a consequence of physical impairments (imbalance, weakness, pain, tone, dizziness) or cognitive impairments (word-finding, reduced working memory). We must come together in addressing fear directly, accomplishing this by systematically addressing the common threads of maladaptive neuroplasticity (sensory, motor, psychological) that lead to altered motor control and limited participation emanating from fear.

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Neuropracticity: Your Guide to Applying Neuroplasticity (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Neuropracticity: Your Guide to Applying Neuroplasticity (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 168 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

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You have heard about neuroplasticity. You know how to explain it to patients and caregivers. You have read articles. You still struggle with applying, innovating, and translating the evidence to your full satisfaction--until now. Engage with master clinician and two-time APTA Clinical Excellence Award winner Dr. Mike Studer in this updated delivery of his nationally sought-after applications-based course that has come to be known as "Neuropracticity," addressing persons in recovery from stroke, concussion, PD, neuropathy, and vestibulopathy.

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Facilitate, Force, and Function: Stroke Recovery for UE and LE Applied (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Facilitate, Force, and Function: Stroke Recovery for UE and LE Applied (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 180 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 41 Minutes

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While we as rehabilitation professionals know that the techniques to facilitate movement in a flaccid upper extremity and lower extremity are similar, we may not know how to improve each as movement emerges. Can you name three ways to "force" movement and drive neuroplasticity in motor control or sensory recovery? What principles and applications do we have evidence for when it comes to rehabilitating automized UE and LE skilled movement (movement that is accomplished without thinking)? Are these techniques different for UE and LE recovery? This webinar will address these critical questions and more to help you build your expertise in post-stroke recovery.

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Attendance, Compliance, and Fear: Applications in Patient Engagement (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Attendance, Compliance, and Fear: Applications in Patient Engagement (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 176 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

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Ready to improve your patient experiences and maximize patient engagement? In this webinar, participants will learn how to improve attendance, compliance, and intensity--as well as reduce patient fear--in health, wellness, and rehabilitative settings. This cutting-edge and applications-based course will provide a unique opportunity to leverage Nobel Prize-winning developments in psychology that you can then incorporate into your practice. As you learn to apply these concepts directly in patient care, you'll improve your effectiveness when encouraging patients to adopt your recommendations. Upon completion of this course, you will be fluent in the application of psychological concepts such as gamification, nudge, choice architecture, confirmation bias, the halo effect, loss aversion, autonomy, and more.

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Functional Neurological Disorders: Examination, Diagnosis, and Education

Presented by Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS and Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Functional Neurological Disorders: Examination, Diagnosis, and Education

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Video Runtime: 90 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 47 Minutes

This course will help clinicians organize their evidence-based approach to persons with functional neurological disorders (FNDs). Clinicians will be empowered to rule in FND, use objective measures to build a plan of care, and develop a foundation for patient education regarding confirming a diagnosis, treatment, trigger management, and postdischarge wellness.

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Functional Neurological Disorders: Evidence and Applications in Treatment

Presented by Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS and Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Functional Neurological Disorders: Evidence and Applications in Treatment

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Video Runtime: 75 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 41 Minutes

This course will help clinicians organize their evidence-based approach to persons with functional neurological disorders. Clinicians will be empowered to engage in an evidence-based manner through patient education, goal setting, trigger management, motor relearning, and following a comprehensive plan of care to discharge.

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The Chronic “Invisible” Conditions and FND: PPPD, PPCS, and Chronic Pain

Presented by Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS and Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

The Chronic “Invisible” Conditions and FND: PPPD, PPCS, and Chronic Pain

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Video Runtime: 82 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

This course will help clinicians organize their evidence-based approach to persons with conditions related to FND: PPPD, chronic pain, and persistent postconcussion syndrome (PPCS). Clinicians will be empowered to engage in patient education, project outcomes, and follow a POC to discharge.

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The Evidence and Applications of Endurance for the Recreational and Competitive GeriAthlete (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

The Evidence and Applications of Endurance for the Recreational and Competitive GeriAthlete (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 172 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

In this presentation, we will cover the latest information about dosing and improving your older athletes' competitive and recreational endurance in sport and avocation. Debunk the myths of age-related performance and learn how to individualize the science of dosage, recovery, and prescription so that you can help these athletes achieve success in swimming, running, cycling, or other modalities.

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Parkinson's Disease and the Parkinsonisms: The Advanced Course (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Parkinson's Disease and the Parkinsonisms: The Advanced Course (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 179 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

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Parkinson's disease is not the same as parkinsonism, from the cellular mechanism and pathophysiology to the presentation, prognosis, and treatment. This course will clarify the main clinical subtypes of parkinsonisms, including vascular and inherited, as well as multiple systems atrophies, corticobasal ganglionic degeneration (CBGD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and a differential with Huntington's disease. Viewers should expect comprehensive coverage of these topics. If you are a PT or an OT, you will learn the basics of differentiation, treatment, and treatment timing, as well as what to expect based on the evidence presented in this course.

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Parkinson's Disease: Applying What We Know Now (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Parkinson's Disease: Applying What We Know Now (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 170 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses.

Disease modification, compensation, and rehabilitation for Parkinson's disease (PD) are three different tracts. Within these, it is common to see the rehabilitation for Parkinson's disease discussed as "one approach" and oversimplified into a one-size-fits-all schema. This course will further delineate the subtypes of PD, include a thorough discussion of the various subtypes (phenotypes), and begin to ascribe treatment strategies specific to each presentation. We will address the primary symptoms in PD. Thereafter, the course builds on this well-established classification paradigm for patients with primary tremor and rigidity and those with primary dyskinesia, freezing of gait, posture, and festination. Clinicians in the audience will be invited to use the paradigm to further the discussion of subtyping PD and researching within these categories as well as extend into matters of compensation and disease modification. We will provide video and case study application across three different classifications of Parkinson's disease and reveal applicable treatment strategies that are salient for all rehabilitation professionals in the acute, home, inpatient (SNF and IRF), and outpatient settings.

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Stroke Rehabilitation: The Advanced Interventions Course (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Stroke Rehabilitation: The Advanced Interventions Course (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 174 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses.

Have you been practicing neurologic rehabilitation for a few years or completed a neuro residence? Are you bored by the same basic continuing education shouts for more intensity? Do you find yourself looking for advanced application-based courses? You may be ready for Stroke Rehabilitation: The Advanced Interventions. In this recorded webinar, we will address and show evidence-based, targeted stroke rehabilitation interventions to promote greater functional recovery through central (neuroplastic) avenues, peripheral (fitness-based) resources, and psychological (patient engagement, attention, intensity) mechanisms. Topics such as rebuilding automaticity, employing practical and task-specific dual-tasking, and promoting UE/LE sensory return will be covered.

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Maximize Functional Recovery Across the Continuum: Acute & Chronic Stroke (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Maximize Functional Recovery Across the Continuum: Acute & Chronic Stroke (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 179 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

In this webinar, attendees will be introduced to the six distinctly different parameters of improvement available to achieve full rehabilitation potential. For people recovering from a stroke, these include neuroplasticity, strength, muscular and cardiovascular endurance, balance, and psychological parameters. How to access these and where to focus is specific to the time after recovery, the type of stroke, individual traits, and additional personal variables. If you are ready to take your patient and your practice to the next level in stroke rehabilitation, tune in and be ready to be challenged.

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Dual Task Training in Stroke Rehabilitation: Recovering Automaticity in Gait, ADL, Swallow, and Other Procedural Memories (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

Dual Task Training in Stroke Rehabilitation: Recovering Automaticity in Gait, ADL, Swallow, and Other Procedural Memories (Recorded Webinar)

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This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. In this course, therapists will be exposed to the evidence and direct clinical application of dual task testing and treatment in the patient recovering from stroke. Therapists will learn how to test, treat, document, and progress individuals recovering from stroke with the correct dosage of dual task intervention. It will also help patients achieve greater tolerance of distractions and improved procedural memory formation after stroke, thereby maximizing their true functional independence and safety in community integration.

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Apr 2, 2024

Neuropathy: Challenging Your Assumptions and Advancing Your Practice

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Jan 9, 2024

Advanced Lessons in Stroke Rehabilitation: Shoulder, Pusher, and Neglect

Presented by Mike Studer

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Mar 2, 2023

Treating Fear: Imbalance, Pain, Reinjury, Incontinence, and Beyond

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Jan 9, 2023

Neuropracticity: Your Guide to Applying Neuroplasticity

Presented by Mike Studer

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Sep 22, 2022

Facilitate, Force, and Function: Stroke Recovery for UE and LE Applied

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May 17, 2022

Attendance, Compliance, and Fear: Applications in Patient Engagement

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May 3, 2021

The Evidence and Applications of Endurance for the Recreational and Competitive GeriAthlete

Presented by Mike Studer

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Feb 8, 2021

Parkinsons Disease and the Parkinsonisms: The Advanced Course

Presented by Mike Studer

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Oct 8, 2020

Parkinson's Disease: Applying What We Know Now

Presented by Mike Studer

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Feb 3, 2020

Stroke Rehabilitation: The Advanced Interventions Course

Presented by Mike Studer

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Oct 14, 2019

Maximizing Functional Recovery Across the Continuum: Acute & Chronic Stroke

Presented by Mike Studer

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Jan 31, 2019

Dual Task Training in Stroke Rehabilitation: Recovering Automaticity in Gait, ADL, Swallow and Other Procedural Memories

Presented by Mike Studer

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