Sunday, April 29, 2007

One-day seminar schedule example

Note: Seminars schedules can be modified in a number of ways. For instance, the schedule could reflect an additional day, or an alternate focus.

7:30am – Registration & Breakfast
8:00am – Course Begins

I. Neuroplasticity I: Neuroplasticity Made Simple
  • Neuroplasticity demystified  
  • A historical perspective on neuroplasticity  
  • Rules for driving neuroplastic change  
  • Technologies for measuring neuroplastic change

II. Neuroplasticity II: Direct Implications Of Neuroplasticity On Stroke
  • The importance of neuroplasticity after stroke  
  • How the brain rewires after stroke  
  • Reactivating salvageable neurons after stroke  
  • Tools, treatments and therapies to rewire the brain after stroke

10:00-10:15 Break

III. Modified Constraint Induced Therapy (mCIT): Neuroplastic and Reimbursable
  • The history of constraint induced and forced use therapies
  • An evidence based review of constraint induced therapy
  • Understanding learned non-use
  • Modified Constraint Induced Therapy: a reimbursable alternative
  • Choosing the “right candidate” for mCIT therapy
  • Implementing a structured mCIT program
  • Reimbursement for mCIT

11:30am 12:30 pm — Lunch on Your Own

V. Evidence-Based Stroke Recovery
  • The research–based therapist as the ultimate stroke recovery tool
  • How rehabilitation research establishes efficacy
  • Easy and seamless ways to an evidence-based practice
  • Tricks for easy access to stroke-specific rehabilitation research

1:00-1:15 Break

V. Spasticity Measurement, Management, and A New Vision of Spasticity Reduction
  • What works and what does not: a critical review
  • Understanding spasticity: the first step in reduction
  • Spasticity management and therapeutic strategies
  • Spasticity measurement that can be done clinically
  • A new perspective on tone reduction: start with the brain

VI. Tools To Reestablish Sensation and Proprioception
  • Prevalence of sensation loss after stroke
  • Passive and active sensory recovery strategies
  • Using technology to reestablish sensation

VII. Review, Wrap-up and Evaluations

3:30pm – Course Adjourns

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