Evidence-Based Upper Limb Retraining after Stroke (3-days F2F or ONLINE via Zoom)

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A 3-day hybrid workshop for occupational therapists and physiotherapists

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: https://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 .

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