Upper Limb Retraining (F2F), Melbourne, VIC

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** The 3 day workshop is now fully subscribed ** (at 31 Oct 2023).  

While it is possible that a vacancy will arise for the workshop, we are offering 10 ‘lecture only‘ places as an alternative because the lecture room can accommodate extra registrants.  This option will allow registrants to attend 1.5 days, and receive some continuing education about UL rehabilitation in 2024.

  • The cost will be $364 + 10% GST ($64) = $400 (AUD)
  • Attend Day 1 in full, and Day 2 until approx 2pm when clinical sessions commence (which is why numbers are limited).
  • Opportunity to watch both Karl Schurr and Annie McCluskey assess and train a stroke survivor, then review their practice and homework on Day 2.
  • Full workshop manual, electronically and in printed hard copy.
  • Catering including lunch will also be provided on both days.

If the “lecture only” option interests you, please contact Annie McCluskey  – Email: dranniemccluskey@gmail.com

** Sorry, but all 10 ‘lecture-only’ places now filled ** (at 4 Jan 2024)

PresentersAnnie McCluskey, occupational therapist & Karl Schurr, physiotherapist, The StrokeEd Collaboration, Australia

A 3-day practical workshop for occupational therapists, physiotherapists and allied health assistants.

Website informationhttps://strokeed.com/about-work…

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.

Entry requirements: To participate in clinical sessions and work with patients at the Royal Melbourne Hospital during the workshop, registrants should be AHPRA registered occupational therapists / physiotherapists (or AHPRA registered student therapists), and wear a face mask (unless exempt, in which a face shield must be worn). Health requirements may be subject to change at short notice.

Number of registrants: Limited to 24 therapists because there are clinical sessions involving 8 stroke survivors and small groups of 3 therapists. The workshop presenters assist teams of therapists to assess and establish a training program for the 8 stroke survivors.

Pre-reading & homework: will be available from the StrokeEd website. Therapists are asked to start preparing 4-6 weeks before the event. Allow several hours for the homework. Pre-reading includes a book chapter and some analysis tasks. .

Workshop manual including PowerPoint slides and worksheets will be provided in both electronic and hard (printed) copy.

Registration Fee:

(a) Royal Melbourne Hospital employees x 4$403.03 ($350 + $16.39 booking fee + $36.64 GST) – 4 therapists who will assist at the workshop
(b) Royal Melbourne Hospital employees x 4$873.87 ($760 + $34.43 Booking fee + $79.44 GST) – 4 protected places
(c) All other registrants (n=16): $873.87 ($760 + $34.43 Booking fee + $79.44 GST)

Enquiries: Annie McCluskey  – Email: dranniemccluskey@gmail.com –  0419 447 738

Local enquiries:  Belinda Woods  – Email: Belinda.Woods@mh.org.au

Apply here via Humanitix: https://events.humanitix.com/upper-limb-retraining-f2f-melbourne-vic

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