Upper Limb Retraining (F2F), Woy Woy, NSW

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A 3-day face-to-face workshop for occupational therapists and physiotherapists

Presenters: Dr Annie McCluskey & Dr Lauren Christie, occupational therapists and Karl Schurr, physiotherapist, The StrokeEd Collaboration, Australia

Website information: https://strokeed.com/about-workshops/evidence-based-upper-limb-retraining/

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.

Vaccination: Registrants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the health facility and attend the workshop

Number of registrants: Limited to 24 therapists


  • Internal staff of Central Coast LHD – $750 + Eventbrite admin fee + 10% GST = $867.34
  • External registrants ( non Central Coast -LHD employees) – $850 + Eventbrite admin fee + 10% GST = $982.84

Register via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/evidence-based-upper-limb-retraining-after-stroke-3-days-tickets-261550162577

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