2013 Practical Stroke Rehabilitation Care: Staying on the Cutting Edge

Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, April 25, 2013


2013 Practical Stroke Rehabilitation Care: Staying on the Cutting Edge
Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:35 AM -
Friday, April 26, 2013 4:00 PM (Central Standard Time)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 E. Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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Course Description
Current research in neuroscience, motor learning and cognitive function has added new dimensions in our understanding and management of stroke. This course will focus on the latest research and clinical advances that have impacted the rehabilitation of stroke. We will link novel discoveries and their practical applications in order to help participants improve their practice. Lectures and workshops will address such topics as application of current research to clinical practice, pharmacological interventions, management of right hemisphere stroke, rehabilitation of upper and lower extremity function, family adaptation after stroke, return to work and health and fitness. In addition, a new model of care that integrates research and clinical practice will be addressed. These will provide participants with both the theoretical and practical advances in the rehabilitation of stroke.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Summarize the research published over the past year in stroke recovery and rehabilitation, discuss their implications to future research and apply them to clinical practice
Describe a model of care for stroke rehabilitation that integrates clinical practice and research
Discuss the purpose and use of commonly prescribed medications in stroke patients during rehabilitation
Develop evidence-based outcomes for therapeutic management of attentional, perceptual and cognitive-communication interventions for right hemisphere stroke
Summarize the research related to using non-invasive brain stimulation for neurorehabilitation of motor recovery (upper limb, lower limb and speech) following stroke
Discuss strategies for increasing the number of steps in gait training for persons with stroke
Apply various modalities and treatment options for  persons post-stroke with mild-moderate levels of upper extremity recovery
Summarize how families cope and adapt after stroke
Describe the survivor’s perspective on returning to and maintaining work after stroke and provide recommendations to clinicians as to how to address these issues with their patients
Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of the barriers and facilitators associated with limitations in access to exercise and physical activity in people with stroke

Who Should Attend
Physiatrists, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, and Other Professionals Interested in Stroke Rehabilitation


Contact Information

  • Please Contact:

    Mary Eugene
    Registrar - RIC Academy
    Phone: 312-238-4251
    Fax: 312-238-4451

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