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An Evidence-Based Approach to Stroke Rehab
An Evidence-Based Approach to Stroke Rehab

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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The Key to Greater Independence and Mobility
Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and loss of independence in America. Today, there are more than four million stroke survivors. Regaining mobility leads to renewed independence. Being able to walk again is the most common goal expressed by stroke survivors. The ability to walk post-stroke is associated with improved quality of life, greater independence, and return to life roles. Post-stroke gait is characterized by numerous deviations, which increase energy demand, decrease efficiency, create the need for assistance, and increase fall risk. The ability to transfer and stand moves individuals toward functional independence. Getting people mobile again is the emphasis of post-stroke rehabilitation. In order to do so, therapists need to be able to identify deviations, determine their case, and design effective treatment programs.

This one-day seminar provides practitioners with the foundations and tools needed to effectively get stroke survivors functional again. Participants will examine the etiology of gait deviations, aphasia, neglect, and their influence on the rehabilitation process. Using principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning and the reinforcement of normal movement, attendees will assess functional goals and treatments. Instruction will be provided to identify patients who would benefit from an ankle-foot orthosis. The class incorporates case study review, video analysis, and hands-on demonstration, and equips participants with practical, evidence-based techniques that can be applied in any treatment setting the next day.

What You Should Bring
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing.

  • Discuss neuroplasticity and its importance for motor learning

  • Explain pusher syndrome and how to manage it

  • List three techniques to increase awareness of the neglected side

  • Characterize expressive and receptive aphasia and explain two communication strategies for each

  • Identify the components necessary to incorporate motor recovery into every transfer

  • Define the role of ankle-foot orthotics post-stroke and who will benefit

  • Describe the advantage of treating gait deviation causes instead of presentation

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Rehabilitation Nurses


TONI PATT, PT, DPT, GCS, is a licensed physical therapist and board-certified specialist in geriatrics with 25 years of clinical practice. She has worked with stroke patients in acute care, inpatient rehab, and skilled nursing settings, and as outpatients. Most recently, she worked on a stroke unit where she was able to follow patients from admission through inpatient rehabilitation. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Patt has assisted with stroke research at the University of Texas in Houston. She presents live and online presentations on several stroke related topics including rehabilitation of gait after stroke and use of ankle-foot orthotics, and writes a weekly blog for Advance for Physical Therapists.

Dr. Patt received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1984 from St. Louis University and her post-professional Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from AT Still University of Health Sciences in 2010. She is an active member of both the neurological and geriatric sections of the APTA.

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Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Maryland: This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEUs.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New Jersey: This program has been approved for 6 continuing education credits by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval # 2016-490).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Pennsylvania: This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6 contact hours of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval #PTCE011386.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: West Virginia:

Other Professions
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"Gained a lot of applicable ideas. I feel like I can integrate these ideas directly into my treatments."
Maggie Cooper, Physical Therapist

"Learned techniques, effects, and outcomes. The best seminar I have ever been to. Speaker was engaging and extremely knowledgeable!"
Joy Krick, Occupational Therapy Assistant

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