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
- 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|
Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CHT, FAOTA
Salvador Bondoc is Professor and Department Chairperson of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University where he teaches foundational neurosciences and neurological rehabilitation in the combined Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Occupational Therapy program and Evidence-based Practice and Doctoral Capstone in the post-professional OTD program. Dr. Bondoc has been honored as Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association for his Leadership and Clinical Excellence in Evidence-based Physical Rehabilitation in 2012; and granted the Award of Merit by the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association in 2013 and by New York State Occupational Therapy Association in 2008. He is engaged in research and clinical practice with special emphasis on outpatient neurorehabilitation, hand therapy, and geriatric rehabilitation.
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