Border restrictions have resulted in the workshop being changed to a hybrid delivery model. The presenters in NSW will deliver the workshop via Zoom / Microsoft Teams. Registrants from SA can attend Flinders Medical Centre in person, and stroke survivor participants will attend in person. Interstate (and SA) therapists can attend via Zoom/ Microsoft Teams
Presenters: Dr Annie McCluskey, occupational therapist & Karl Schurr, physiotherapist, The StrokeEd Collaboration, Australia
Website information: http://strokeed.com/about-workshops/evidence-based-upper-limb-retraining/ – an amended program / timetable is being delivered by distance.
Cost: $600 + 10% GST + Eventbrite Admin fee = $694.09
Learning objectives: By the end of the 3 days, participants will be able to:
- Name the essential components of normal reach and manipulation
- Recognise common compensations when observing stroke survivors attempting to grasp objects, and explain how to minimise compensatory strategies
- Name and discuss factors thought to contribute to the development of muscle overactivity, spasticity and stiffness, and intervention strategies to help minimise these secondary problems
- Explain the relationship and differences between overactivity, spasticity, muscle length changes and stiffness, missing essential components and compensations
- Plan and conduct an assessment and training session with a stroke survivor using motor learning principles and task-specific practice
- Discuss factors which affect motor learning, and can be modified to enhance learning and increase client practice
- Use an electrical stimulation machine to stimulate upper limb muscles.
- Discuss current evidence for constraint-induced movement therapy, mental practice, mirror box therapy and electrical stimulation for improving upper limb motor recovery
Pre-requisites: None. Suitable for students and recent graduates through to experienced clinicians.
Number of registrants: Limited to 30 therapists
Pre-reading & homework: is available from the StrokeEd website. Pre-reading includes a book chapter and some analysis tasks. .
Workshop manual – the amended program and content will be provided as a PDF workbook via the StrokeEd website for therapists to print or use electronically .