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Stroke Rehabilitation: Evaluation, Treatment and Selected Topics
Saturday, April 15, 2023
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

MossRehab at Elkins Park
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Wallace, Sheila
Fee: $200.00

Stroke Rehabilitation: Evaluation, Treatment and Selected Topics

Saturday, April 15, 2023: Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Lectures start promptly at 8:30 AM. Includes continental breakfast. Lunch on your own.

Sunday, April 16, 2023: Lectures begin at 8:30 AM. Course concludes at 3:00 PM.

Mayer Conference Room, Elkins Park, PA

Target Audience: Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants

Physical therapy researchers are at the forefront of innovating techniques for stroke recovery.  
Build confidence in CVA skills, from early stabilization through managing chronic stroke conditions. The course highlights evidence-based motor recovery techniques, neuroanatomy, and movement system deficit. 

Click here for a copy of the brochure with the agenda

Course Description

Therapists often make contact with stroke patients within the first 24 hours of admission. An efficient, thorough mobility program is the key to better outcomes.  This in-person intermediate level, two-day course will address physical therapy management of individuals following a stroke. This program consistently receives high marks for its interactive problem solving, exposure to the most current literature and straightforward applicable concepts. The focus will be on assessment, treatment planning, goal setting and progression of patients through the rehabilitation process: from early medical stabilization to management of chronic stroke conditions. This course will integrate concepts of neuroplasticity, principles of motor learning, and evidence-based practice to inform treatment decisions. Topics highly relevant to the stroke population, such as pusher syndrome, neglect, apraxia, orthopedic complications, gait theory and strategies, the hemiplegic UE, and cerebellar dysfunction will be discussed in detail. 

The content of this course is directly related to the provision of physical therapy as outlined by Guide to Physical Therapy Practice Pattern 5D.

Target audience: Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants

Course Objectives:
1. Explain early stroke management and therapy implications
2. Describe potential patient presentations based on the anatomical location of a stroke.
3. Apply current concepts of neuroplasticity and motor learning to treatment selection.
4. Apply movement theory to maximize treatment of gait and movement dysfunction
5. Describe evidence-based treatment techniques for individuals with CVA who demonstrate:
 Pusher Syndrome
 Neglect
 Apraxia
 Upper extremity dysfunction
 Cerebellar dysfunction
 Orthopedic dysfunction
6. Select (3) outcome measures validated for individuals with CVA.

COVID-19 Precautions: We strive to keep our attendees healthy.  As a healthcare facility, MossRehab follows all CDC guidelines for COVID-19.  Due to the current trends in new COVID-19 cases, and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of all those who will be attending the course, we are asking that all attendees be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination upon arrival on-site.  

Cost:  General admission: $200
MossRehab and Jefferson Enterprise per diem employees: $100
MossRehab and Jefferson Enterprise full and part time employees: Free

Continuing Education Units:
This program has been submitted for 13.00 contact hours (1.3 CEUs) to:
  -Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
  -New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  -New York State Education Department: MossRehab is an approved provider of continuing education credits for the New York State Board of Physical Therapy.

Requirement for successful course completion: Satisfactory completion of the continuing education units consists of full attendance with monitored sign in and sign out forms, and completion of a course feedback form that includes self assessment of learning outcomes.

Speaker Financial/Non-Financial Disclosures: All of the speakers are employees of MossRehab and will receive a fee for speaking. None of the speakers have non-financial disclosures.

For more information: Contact Sharon Manas at sharon.manas@jefferson.edu, 215-663-6530.

Conflict of interest statement: Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by MossRehab are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be submitted to the MossRehab in writing. Please explain the circumstances of the cancellation in a fax or e-mail to ensure a timely response. For cancellations from 2 to 7 days prior to the course there is a 50% non-refundable administrative processing fee. For no shows and cancellations within 1 day of the course, there are no refunds. MossRehab will reimburse you the cost of the registration, if we have to cancel a course due to low enrollment, weather, or an emergency situation. We are not responsible for any other costs associated with attending a conference. If you are on the waiting list of a course and do not get in, we will not charge your credit card; if you paid by check we will send the check back to you. In the event that a course is rescheduled we will provide you the option of applying the tuition towards the rescheduled course in lieu of a full refund.

Non-discrimination Statement: MossRehab unconditionally complies with Americans with Disabilities Act, endorses and supports the intent and objectives of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act which together prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation and physical or mental disability.

Special Needs: If you have special needs that we can address to make your participation more meaningful and enjoyable, call us at 215-663-6530

Complaint policy: MossRehab views complaints as an opportunity to improve. As an institution we are open to feedback from staff, course participants, speakers, and patients/clients. Course participants and speakers are asked to notify course coordinators of any urgent issues, either small or large, so they may be resolved in a timely fashion. Complaints may be communicated either verbally during a course or upon its conclusion through the Course Evaluation Form.

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