Stroke Help-Functional Treatment Ideas & Strategies in Adult Hemiplegia
The following courses on improving life for stroke survivors are available from AOTA Continuing Education by special arrangement with International Clinical Educators, Inc., Port Townsend, Washington.
Presented by Jan Davis, OTR
Earn 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs/18.75 NBCOT PDUs)
Tasks taken from real-life situations provide the basis for this systematic approach designed to facilitate movement and improve function in stroke survivors. Presenter Jan Davis skillfully demonstrates how to use functional activities taken from real-life situations to improve upper and lower extremity function with actual stroke survivors. This course combines Motor Learning Theory with handling methods based on NDT principles that can be used in any treatment setting. A "must have" for occupational therapists and physical therapists working in stroke rehabilitation.
- How to select functional tasks designed to individual patient's needs
- How to prepare the patient for function
- Facilitation methods for improved trunk and limb control
- How to select tasks to improve functional standing
- How to identify key problem areas
- How to write treatment goals with functional outcomes
- Methods to decrease UE pain and swelling