Arm weakness is frequently encountered in neurorehabilitation, and its incidence is expected to increase during the next decade. Led by one of the field’s most active clinician-researchers developing upper extremity treatments, this seminar reviews common upper extremity impairments, their causes, symptoms, and the rationale and evidence supporting the most effective treatments. The seminar will also discuss which therapies can be used successfully with various levels of upper extremity impairment, as well as resources to find and identify the best upper extremity assessments, and the application of assessments into practice. Come and learn the latest treatments from one of the leaders in the field of neurorehabilitation!
This course is part of the OT Neuro Series.
Course created on December 21, 2016
Course Type: Video
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC); IACET/0.2; NBCOT/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to describe neuroplasticity and its relevance to upper extremity rehabilitation.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify and briefly describe 2 tools for finding evidence for upper extremity rehabilitative therapies.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify and describe two asessment strategies for measuring upper extremity status.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to briefly describe the Brunnstrom stages.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to recognize the Brunnstrom stages with choices for upper extremity treatment strategies.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify four strategies for increasing affected arm use and function.
|20-40 Minutes||Finding the evidence for upper extremity treatment strategies|
|40-65 Minutes||Assessing progress and making rational choices for intervention|
|65-90 Minutes||Evidence-based strategies for people with plegia to moderate impairment|
|90-115 Minutes||Evidence-based strategies for people with moderate or minimal upper extremity impairment|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary; Questions and Answers|
Stephen Page, OTR/L, PhD, MS, FAHA, FACRM, FAOTA
Dr. Page’s team develops and tests approaches that increase function and independence after stroke and other neurologic diseases. He has held uninterrupted extramural funding to support his rehabilitative trials for over 15 years, and has produced many "firsts" in neurorehabilitation, developing and showing efficacy of mental practice, portable robotics, modified constraint-induced therapy, functional electrical stimulation, brain stimulation in moderately impaired individuals, and several other innovative strategies in people with acquired brain injuries. This includes 8 NIH grants and 5 grants from the American Heart Association, as well as funding from multiple private organizations and subcontracts. He has also published well over 120 peer-reviewed articles and has served as guest issue editor for 14 special issues of rehabilitative and neurological journals since 2001, including The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. He was named a "fellow" by the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, the American Heart Association, The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and The American Occupational Therapy Association, and a standing panel member on NIH's Function, Integration, and Rehabilitation Sciences Panel. Previously, he was named Outstanding Graduate Student at both Ball State University and the University of Tennessee and was named “Outstanding Occupational Therapy Student” in the State of Ohio by the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association. As a result of his high level of research activity, Dr. Page was recently ranked as the field’s most impactful researcher in terms of publication intensity (Y-index) during the period 1991-2014.
Finally, he has mentored well over 60 students, with almost all of them at least publishing a paper and/or presenting the results of their work at a professional meeting. His mentees have won multiple awards for their work, including 4 "Outstanding Poster" Awards in the past 2 years alone at the annual, international, meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and 4 capstone awards, won by mentees in engineering over the past 4 consecutive years. In 2008 Dr. Page was co-awarded the "Outstanding Mentor" Award from Xavier University.
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