Frequently Asked Questions

Can the workshops be run over 1 or 2 days?2017-06-28T01:39:32+10:00

The upper limb and lower limb retraining workshops require 3 days to cover the content. We no longer offer these workshops over 2 days (or 1 day).

The balance retraining workshop is run over 2 days.

The only 1-day workshop is the “1000 reps a day: Strategies to increase intensity of practice in rehabilitation”.  

The balance retraining and ‘1000 reps a day’ workshops are relevant for therapists who work with rehabilitation populations including stroke and older people.

Is there any recommended reading or preparation required before attending?2018-01-25T03:59:33+11:00

Yes, for most workshops therapists will be asked to prepare by doing some analysis tasks or pre-reading, to help introduce topics and content covered on Day 1.

The pre-reading and homework materials are available free of charge for the upper limb retraining workshop on this website (see “Resources’ at the bottom of the home page). Organisers ask registrants to access these materials a few weeks before the workshop.

For other workshops, pre-reading materials are emailed to organisers and participants in advance.

How many therapists can attend each workshop and what experience is required?2017-06-28T01:50:14+10:00

Usually up to 24 occupational therapists, physiotherapists and therapy assistants can register and attend.  New graduates and experienced therapists are all welcome to attend, in addition to student therapists. The pre-reading materials introduce content and help therapists prepare for Day 1.

Are the workshops taught outside Australia?2017-06-28T01:50:49+10:00

Yes, the workshops have been taught in Scotland, England, South Africa, Chile, India, Singapore, Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Canada.

Do therapists attending the workshops need professional indemnity?2021-12-16T11:56:43+11:00

All therapists who attend face to face workshops will require professional indemnity insurance. You may or may not be asked to show evidence of this insurance. Different health districts may have different requirements (such as vaccination status, police checks) of visiting therapists. Either StrokeEd or the host site will provide this information.

Planning: How far ahead should we plan for a workshop?2017-06-28T01:40:11+10:00

About 12 months ahead is preferred, partly to obtain management approvals but also because other workshops will already be scheduled for 6-12 months ahead.

What costs are involved?2021-08-31T20:46:35+10:00

Presenter fees for 2022 (including online Zoom workshops):

3-day workshop (UL and LL) = $4,500 per presenter (plus 10% GST). All 3-day workshops involve two presenters. Not offered via Zoom.

2-day workshop (balance) = $3,500 per presenter (plus 10% GST). Usually a 2-day workshop will involve two presenters. Not offered via Zoom.

1-day workshop (1000 reps & coaching skills, including online via Zoom). = $2,000 per presenter (plus 10% GST). Some workshops involve more than one presenter.

Organisers from low-income countries are encouraged to contact us and discuss reduced fees if necessary, to enable a workshop to be offered in their country.

Accommodation and travel (airfare and taxi/car rental) costs need to be budgeted for venues outside Sydney (there are usually minimal travel costs in Sydney, such as taxi fares or car rental).

Air or train travel arrangements are usually booked and paid for by local organisers for non-Sydney workshops.

Other costs to include in the budget: printing of the workshop manuals (some therapists prefer a digital copy which can reduce costs), catering, venue rental, gifts for stroke survivors who participate in the workshop.

Are people with stroke/patients involved in the workshops?2017-06-28T01:44:36+10:00

Yes – most workshops involve at least 6 stroke survivors (or adults with reduced balance) for 2 hours each day, where therapists apply evidence-based training ideas. People with stroke/reduced balance may be an inpatient or an out-patient. They may come alone or with their relatives. Each stroke survivor will be given practice to undertake overnight and their performance and goal achievement will be reviewed the following day.

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