2013 Therapeutic Interventions in Neurorehabilitation

Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, November 14, 2013


2013 Therapeutic Interventions in Neurorehabilitation
Thursday, November 14, 2013 8:35 AM -
Friday, November 15, 2013 5:15 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 will discuss the medical complications and management for the neurologically involved patient populations, (particularly those seen in brain injured and stroke). The intervention focused agenda provides evidence based treatment strategies and practical approaches for impairments such as decreased balance, ataxia, pusher syndrome, shoulder strengthening/complications, visual perceptual changes and executive deficits as well as motor learning concepts and their implications for treatment.  The program includes lab sessions on the topics of   gait training techniques, upper extremity shaping techniques and shoulder management, and hand edema.

Who Should Attend
Due to the focus on therapeutic interventions, this course is designed for Occupational Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapist Assistants. Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists looking for an intervention-focused course on neurorehabilitation may also be interested and are welcome to attend.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Identify potential medical complications seen in the neurologically involved client and how they affect rehabilitation potential

Describe motor learning concepts and their implications on treatment

Describe common visual perceptual, ataxia, pusher syndrome, and balance deficits and possible treatment techniques to facilitate functional outcomes

Discuss painful hemiplegic shoulder complications and treatment options/strategies for addressing these complications 

State 1-2 cognitive and communication treatment strategies that can influence participation in therapies and facilitate functional outcomes

Demonstrate appropriate evidence based locomotor training treatment strategies for patients with stroke

Describe 1-2 evidence based edema techniques for the edematous hemiplegic hand.

Practice strengthening techniques for the neurological shoulder.



Contact Information

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

    Email: meugene@ric.org

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