Contact Hours: 10
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Text
The course materials for this text are available in our online format available instantly or by mail.
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This continuing education course utilizes text from a hard back textbook by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR/L, BCN, FAOTA “Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach” 3rd edition ©2011. This detailed text combines aspects of background medical information, a comprehensive review of standardized and nonstandardized evaluation procedures and assessments, treatment techniques and evidence based interventions.
- Chapter 7: Trunk Control: Supporting a Functional Independence
- Chapter 8: Overview of Balance Impairments: Functional Implications
- Chapter 9: Vestibular Rehabilitation and Stroke
- Chapter 10: Upper Extremity Function and Management
- Chapter 11: Rehabilitation Technologies to Promote Upper Limb Recovery after Stroke
This continuing education course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the principles of stroke rehabilitation.
At the end of this course, the professional will be able to:
- Understand the functional anatomy of the trunk.
- Understand the control requirements for various movement patterns and activities.
- Understand treatment activities to improve and compensate for loss of trunk control.
- Identify systems involved in balance, and review the assessment and evaluation of component balance skills and balance during functional activity.
- Provide examples of treatment plans and ideas based on specific balance dysfunctions to allow the therapist to implement focused intervention.
- Understand key components of the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system.
- Understand stroke syndromes that are associated with vestibular signs and symptoms
- Understand general concepts of vestibular rehabilitation.
- Develop treatment plans to regain upper extremity function through the use of functional tasks.
- Choose functional treatment activities appropriate to the level of available motor control.
- Identify the common biomechanical malalignments of the upper extremity and trunk after stroke and recognize their effect on function.
- Describe causes and underlying medical conditions that result in clinical symptoms of edema.
- Recognize that robot-assisted technologies are appropriate for persons with moderate to severe motor impairments.
- Recognize two of the most widely studied rehabilitation robots.
- Define ArMin.
- Define HOWARD.
- Identify and differentiate between the SaeboFlex and AutoCITE devices.
The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first.
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About Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
- Ed.D. in Health Education from Columbia University/Teachers College
- M.P.A. in Health Management from New York University
- B.S. in Occupational Therapy from New York University
- Roster of Fellows: American Occupational Therapy Association
- Award of Clinical Excellence in Rehabilitation: American Occupational Therapy Foundation/Healthsouth.
- Recognition of Achievement Award for "Author/Educator Who Has Advanced Neurorehabilitation Practice" American OccupationalTherapy Association.
Most Recent Published Texts:
- Gillen, G. Cognitive and Perceptual Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach. Elsevier/Mosby, St. Louis, (in preparation)
- Gillen, G. Cerebral vascular accident. In Schultz-Krohn, W. & Pendleton, H. (eds.) Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical
- Dysfunction, 6th ed., Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis (in press)
- Gillen, G. Commentary on Exploring social and leisure participation among stroke survivors part two. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 13:5 (2006)