Stroke rehabilitation workshops for physiotherapists and occupational therapists

This website contains information about evidence-based workshops for physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Professionals across Australia and in other countries are invited to browse the site, and make contact if they wish to organise a workshop.

Upper Limb Retraining

  • Does the routine use of electrical stimulation after stroke reduce shoulder subluxation and help muscle recovery?
  • Does muscle stretching or hand splinting prevent wrist contractures after stroke?

This workshop teaches therapists how to minimise upper limb impairments in people post-stroke, and increase engagement in activities such as picking up a cup and using cutlery to eat. Workshop content is based on research about movement science/motor relearning and evidence-based interventions.

Evidence-based retraining after stroke
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Retraining Lower Limb Skills

  • What muscles are essential for sitting and standing balance during reaching?
  • Why is acceleration of the trunk forward (ie hip flexion) important for standing up?
  • How does hip flexion at the beginning of swing phase contribute to knee flexion?

This workshop teaches therapists how to minimise lower limb impairments in people post-stroke and increase engagement in activities such as sitting, standing up, sitting down and walking. Workshop content is based on research about movement science/motor relearning and evidence-based interventions.

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1000 Reps

  • How much practice is enough?
  • How can therapists increase patient motivation and involvement in practice?
  • How can therapists help coach patients with varying levels of motivation?

The aim of this workshop is to recommend strategies that can increase the dosage and intensity of practice in inpatient, outpatient and community rehabilitation settings. The workshop is relevant to diagnoses such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, amputation and hip fracture and will be of interest to physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, allied health assistants and nursing professionals. Evidence is reviewed for the effectiveness of extra practice, and strategies that have been shown to increase practice including one-to-one, semi-supervised and independent practice.

Lower limb evidence based workshops
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“We inspire therapists to be good coaches, to help stroke survivors reach their potential and continue improving with challenging goals, judicious feedback and by measuring progress.

If therapists and stroke survivors persist, recovery will continue.”

The Strokeed Team

Current Workshops

Registrations are being accepted for the following workshops.
Click on an event to contact the local organiser or register to attend

Upcoming Events

  1. Brighton Health Service

    February 1, 2018 - February 3, 2018
  2. Caulfield Hospital/Alfred Health

    February 15, 2018 - February 17, 2018
  3. Ipswich Hospital

    February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018
  4. Braeside Hospital

    March 1, 2018 - March 3, 2018
  5. Shoalhaven Hopital, Nowra

    March 9, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Planning a Workshop

Upper Limb Workshop

The workshops are aimed at occupational therapists and physiotherapists who work with people who have had a stroke. Therapy assistants can attend the workshop.

What do I need to know?
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Lower Limb Workshop

These workshops are aimed at physiotherapists who work with people who have had a stroke.
Occupational therapists who work with people with stroke are welcome to attend as there is significant overlap of skills between these professions.

What do I need to know?

1000 REPS Workshop

This workshop aims to give therapists strategies to help patients to increase the amount of practice they are doing in inpatient, outpatient and community rehabilitation.

What do I need to know?
1000 Reps a day

Participant Feedback

The most beneficial course I have attended and very practical, so I feel confident to apply information tomorrow (at work)

Excellent suggestions about treatment and environmental setup to minimize compensations, and increase out patients ability to set up their practice at home.

Lots of excellent examples for strength training; easy practical ideas.

The workshop opened my eyes up to how little I push my patients to work longer at one specific task, which is more challenging to them.

I think the pre-reading was great. Relevant to the course and it made me motivated to do some anatomy revision.

Photos in the workbooks were very clear in explaining set-up and movements. Provides practical examples to use in future.

Presenters were very approachable – advice and feedback from presenters very helpful.

I loved the practical component and also the verbal explanation, photos and demo of treatment ideas Great to work with real patients and get to see if any improvements occur from day to day (which they did).

Great to work with patients – I think the 2 hours each day was about right.

Our patient made an improvement since yesterday! Our new patient provided the opportunity to work on new skill acquisition. After we changed our approach, it was great to see progress – the progress our patient made was exciting.

I liked seeing REAL patient improvements that could be achieved in one day.

Made me feel more confident to use a mirror box and mental practice.

I did not know about constraint therapy so appreciated definitions and research.

Removed the fear of using electrical stimulation (as our department hadn’t started using it yet)

Challenged my ideas about ‘tone’

Presenters

Karl Schurr
Karl Schurr
Clinical experience in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation for 30 years+ in Australia and the UK.

Dr Annie McCluskey
Dr Annie McCluskey
Occupational therapist, health services researcher and educator. She has 30+ years experience in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation.

Dr Kate Scrivener
Dr Kate Scrivener
Kate is a physiotherapy researcher and educator. She has 14+ years experience in stroke, brain injury and aged care rehabilitation…

Dr Simone Dorsch
Dr Simone Dorsch
Simone has worked in neurological physiotherapy for 20 years, in traumatic brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. She has a Masters of Health Science…

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Phone: +61 2 9644 8217
Mobile: +61 419 447 738

PO Box 3105, Regents Park
NSW 2143 Australia