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
- 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 has also provided > 100 of "lunch and learns" and inservices to community therapists, and volunteers for local and national organizations (e.g., National Stroke Association; American Stroke Association) and regularly presents CEU seminars to clinicians across the country, and webinars on a monthly basis. He has mentored over 50 medical, engineering, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy students, with most of these resulting in at least a peer-reviewed publication and/or presentation.
Dr. Page feels it is important for those in academic positions to continue to also be active clinicians; therefore, he also treats older adults and individuals with neurologic diagnoses locally.
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