Analysis and training of walking after stroke (online)

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This workshop will outline a clinical reasoning process for the analysis and training of walking after stroke

Workshop format

This workshop will be presented over 2 x 4-hr sessions and will be run via Zoom from 6pm to 10pm Sydney, Australia time.

Participants will be asked to complete homework before each session.

Target audience:

Physiotherapists, occupational therapists and exercise physiologists who work with people with neurological conditions and/or older people in inpatient, outpatient or community settings, in private or public settings.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this workshop, participants should be able to;

  • Explain the kinematics and kinetics of walking
  • Identify common kinematic deviations seen in people with stroke during walking
  • Discuss potential impairments that can contribute to common kinematic deviations seen in people with stroke during walking
  • Describe evidence-based training strategies to address the common kinematic deviations seen in people with stroke when walking

Workshop content

The homework for Session 1 includes watching recorded lectures about the biomechanics of walking, the contribution of impairments post-stroke to walking problems, and optional content on the biomechanics of the trunk, spasticity after stroke and strength after stroke.

Session 1 covers the following content:

• consolidation of walking biomechanics

• video analysis

• prioritising kinematic deviations

• listing potential impairments

• Identifying strategies for testing the contribution of impairments to kinematic deviations

The homework for Session 2 includes recorded lecture content on evidence-based training of walking after stroke. Attendees will be asked to prepare a case study of a stroke survivor’s walking, with identification and prioritisation of the kinematic deviations, description of the testing strategies used and conclusions about priorities for training.

Session 2 contains:

  1. Presentation of case studies
  2. Features of effective training
  • Delivery of practice
  • Amounts of practice
  • Progression of practice
  • Measurement
  • Application of principles of effective training to case studies

Presenters: Dr. Simone Dorsch & Dr. Kate Scrivener

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