Live & Online CE Courses - Summit Professional Education

Summit Certification Series

Stroke

Expand your stroke knowledge

- Assessment, treatment, and overcoming challenges in rehab

- Immediate take-homes to improve outcomes

- Earn your Summit Stroke Rehabilitation Certification

Stroke

Combining two popular stroke courses into a 12-hour series, therapists will look at assessment, treatment, and overcoming challenges in stroke rehab and recovery. Each course is geared to further equipping therapists with immediate take-homes to impact patients the very next day.

What this certification series addresses

By the year 2050, one in every 5 people living in the United States will be in the age category of 65 or older thus resulting in a surge of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. These trends will necessitate effective, non-invasive treatment strategies. Stroke related physical disabilities include but are not limited to edema, hypertonicity, hypotonicity, lack of coordination, contractures, and skin breakdown.

Therapists are increasingly challenged to apply current best evidence into everyday practice and to provide objective measures of patient outcomes showing functional improvement. The huge volume of research and outcome measures has made keeping up with all the latest documentation practices increasingly difficult. Furthermore, many patients may have more significant or complex deficits than are included in many research studies, and therapists often have fewer resources available.


What courses are included

"Overcoming Challenges in Stroke Rehab"

Taught by Erica Pitsch, MPT, DPT, NCS

"Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Stroke Recovery"

Taught by Ron Sheppard, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT, FABDA