Overcoming Challenges in Stroke Rehab - Summit Professional Education

Overcoming Challenges in Stroke Rehab

Erica A. Pitsch, PT, MPT, DPT, NCS

Overcoming Challenges in Stroke Rehab

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This course is part of Summit's Stroke Certification Series.

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Course Highlights

  • Treatment strategies for some of the most challenging impairments after stroke, including neglect and sensory deficits.
  • Assess functional limitation and select appropriatemeasurement outcome tools to show medical necessity in your documentation
  • How to effective use practice, feedback, and attention to promote learning and recovery.
  • Fitness strategies for stroke survivors to improve endurance and mobility
  • Effectively choose and perform functional outcome measures to capture meaningful change and identify for fall risk
  • Combining evidence-based interventions for the most effective results
  • Motor imagery - the most effective strategy you're probably not using

Additional Info

Therapists are increasingly challenged to apply current best evidence into every day 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 of our patients may have more significant or complex deficits than are included in many research studies, and we have fewer resources available to work with them.

This workshop offers evidence-based, practical solutions to challenging topics in stroke rehabilitation. Participants willlearn which outcome measures to choose and what the latest research shows about some of our more challenging problems with stroke rehabilitation including sensory impairment, neglect, and spasticity. In addition, you will be inspired to try a few new things with your patients who havesurvived a stroke, including motor imagery, TENS, mirror therapy, and promoting cardiovascular exercise.

  1. Describe the science driving motor recovery after stroke.
  2. Apply motor learning strategies to the drive recovery ofupper limb, gait, and balance.
  3. Determine the best recommendations on spasticity management based on current research evidence.
  4. Employ strategies for neglect and sensory impairment.
  5. Distinguish the most optimal recommendations to promote physical fitness for stroke survivors.
  6. Efficiently and effectively choose outcome measures to capture change and identify fall risk.
  7. Implement a motor imagery session for appropriate participants.
  1. The Science of Stroke Recovery: Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning
    1. Guiding principles of neuroplasticity
    2. Motor learning review and update: Strategies for optimal motor learning
    3. External focus of attention
    4. Types of feedback and strategies for setting expectations
  2. Motor Imagery as an Adjunct to Therapy: The Lowest Risk, Most Beneficial Thing You're Probably Not Doing
    1. The case for motor imagery
    2. How to do it
    3. Practice
    4. Hands-On Lab
  3. Outcome Measure Decision Tree: Match the Outcome Measure to Your Patient and Needs
    1. Justification for levels of care
    2. Prognostic indicators
    3. Upper limb specific outcome measures
    4. Gait and balance-specific outcome measures for fall risk
    5. G-Code worthy measures to document progress
  4. Rehabilitation of the Upper Limb
    1. Decision tree - What to do and when to do it
    2. Strengthening strategies
    3. Task-oriented training
    4. Mirror therapy
    5. Electrical stimulation
    6. Priorities for limb protection
    7. Case Study
  5. Re-Training Gait and Balance: Best Practice Guidelines
    1. Body-weight-supported treadmill training, or not?
    2. Rhythmic cueing
    3. Electrical stimulation
    4. Balance training: Specificity matters
    5. Address the impairments - If they can move it, strengthen it!
    6. Lab/Case Study
  6. Treatment and Management Solutions for the Hard Stuff:Spasticity, Neglect, Sensory Impairment
    1. Spasticity: What is it and what do we do about it
    2. To botox or not to botox
    3. Neglect: Assessment and intervention strategies
    4. Optokinetic training, prism glasses, what works?
    5. Sensory training: Add sensory experience to task- oriented training
    6. Lab/Case Study

Erica A. Pitsch, PT, DPT, NCS works exclusively with persons with neurologic problems in both outpatient and wellness settings - which means she works with clients on a long-term basis and has to learn to keep things fresh and interesting. She is a board-certified Clinical Specialist in Neurology (NCS) and collaborates closely with the neurologists the university medical center where she works and teaches. In addition to patient care, she is also dedicated to teaching both as a course director, clinical instructor, and mentor. Dr. Pitsch's primary interest in both roles as clinician and professor is translating the current evidence into practice. As such, she strives to develop multi-modal rehabilitation strategies for physical function, cognition, and physical fitness/wellness at any level and most of all, making it fun! She earned her Transitional Doctor of Physical therapy from the University of Southern California and has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1993.

DISCLOSURES

FINANCIAL: Erica Pitsch is compensated by Summit as an instructor. She is an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco for which she receives a salary.

NONFINANCIAL: Erica Pitsch has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

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Content Level: Intermediate

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