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Stroke Recovery and OT Implications within the Continuum

Course: #2842 1 Hour

In this the first of a 5-part course series. The author will review the two major components of brain recovery after stroke: natural recovery during the acute stage and functional recovery or CNS reorganization from the acute stage and beyond. The author will discuss the mechanisms that underlie these stages and present evidence for the proper timing, type and intensity of rehabilitative treatment that contribute to positive functional outcomes. The author will also present an alternative view to rehabilitation for chronic stroke survivors from a primary care model. This course is open captioned.

This course is part of the "Stroke Treatment Across the Care Continuum" Virtual Conference (Day 1).

Course created on May 16, 2016

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Learning Outcomes

  • After the course, participants will be able to describe the natural and functional recovery process following stroke.
  • After the course, participants will be able to describe the rehabilitative implications from the early stages of recovery to greater than 2 years (chronic period) post stroke that considers neuroprotection and neuroplasticity as key mechanisms to functional outcomes.
  • After the course, participants will be able to reconsider traditional approaches to rehabilitation during for chronic onset stroke.


0-10 Minutes Introduction; Stroke epidemiology
10-25 Minutes Natural recovery and rehab implicationsPhysiologic healing vs. Early rehabilitation
25-45 Minutes Functional recovery and neuroplasticityDevelopment of compensatory strategiesDevelopment of learned non-useMotor relearning
45-55 Minutes Beyond the plateau rethinking rehabilitation in the chronic stages
55-60 Minutes Q and A, Summary

Course Presenter

Presenter Disclosure: Salvador Bondoc receives an honorarium for his role as Guest Editor and presenting this course.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved CE provider #7659 by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This course is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama or Florida, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

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