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, occupational therapist 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.

Number of registrants: Limited to 24 therapists


  • Internal Central Coast LHD staff (10 places) = $750 + Humanitix admin fee + 10% GST = $862.39
  • External registrants (14 places) = $850 + Humanitix admin fee + 10% GST = $977.823

NB You or your employer can request an invoice via the Humanitix platform at the time of ticket payment if you do not wish to pay via credit card online; in that case an invoice will be emailed to the preferred contact person, for payment within 7 days via the StrokeEd bank account (or the ticket will be cancelled).  Non-Australians can request an invoice excl Australian GST and also pay StrokeEd via direct bank payment, but need to request a separate invoice by emailing us at: info@strokeed.com]

Register via Humanitix here https://events.humanitix.com/copy-of-evidence-based-upper-limb-retraining-f2f-woy-woy-nsw

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