2013 Walk the Walk: Locomotor Training in Neurorehabilitation in Patients with Stroke or Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, March 21, 2013


2013 Walk the Walk: Locomotor Training in Neurorehabilitation in Patients with Stroke or Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:50 AM -
Friday, March 22, 2013 4:45 PM (Central Standard Time)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
(312) 238-6042
345 E. Superior Street - 16th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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Course Description
This two day course focuses on evaluation and treatment of gait impairments in individuals with neurological injuries. Normal gait kinematics and changes in gait following neurological injury will be reviewed.  Clinicians will have the opportunity to gain knowledge through observation and application of evidence-based locomotor strategies.  Tips for documentation and goal writing will be presented. Special considerations for locomotor training for patients with ataxia or with cardiovascular impairments will be provided. This course is taught via lecture, workshops, case presentations, and patient demonstrations.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Describe normal gait kinematics and kinetics and changes in gait that occur as a result of neurological injury
Describe the evidence that supports traditional and contemporary approaches to gait training
Apply motor learning concepts to gait retraining for individuals with stroke and spinal cord injuries.
Recognize how to measure progress in individuals who are receiving locomotor training interventions in various settings (acute, inpatient rehabilitation and OP)
Demonstrate appropriate locomotor training strategies involved in the treatment of patients with stroke and spinal cord injuries.
Identify modifications in treatment planning appropriate for patients with cerebellar lesions or musculoskeletal or cardiovascular considerations
Interpret essential gait components to appropriately document and create locomotor goals during training sessions
Demonstrate application of functional electrical stimulation and orthotics to improve  the ability to ambulate

Who Should Attend
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants.

Contact Information

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

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