Advance Rehab Centre is delighted to be hosting this 3 day comprehensive course focusing on helping therapists to minimise upper limb impairments post-stroke, and increase the patient's engagement in activities.
This course will benefit occupational therapists and physiotherapists from hospitals and community-based settings, who work with adults following stroke and acquired brain injury, as well as clinical educators. This course has specific learning outcomes to assist you in developing your skills and knowledge in upper limb rehabilitation.
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Annie is an occupational therapist, a health services researcher and educator. She has 30+ years’ experience in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, in Australia and the UK.
Annie has provided private occupational therapy and stroke rehabilitation services for over 20 years, consultations and mentoring for graduates. She is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, and Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University.
Research and publications: Annie has published over 70 peer reviewed journal articles and been awarded over $4 million in competitive grant funding. Her research focusses on: translating evidence into practice particularly in stroke rehabilitation; adult handwriting and upper limb retraining; improving community participation and outdoor mobility; sexuality and intimacy after stroke.
Karl is a physiotherapy clinician, researcher and educator. He has over 30+ years’ experience in stroke, brain injury and aged care rehabilitation in Australia and the UK.
Research and publications: Karl has published 29 peer reviewed journal articles and been awarded over $1 million in research funding. His research focuses on methods to increase exercise intensity, dosage, and evaluating the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions for stroke survivors and older people.
Dr Lauren Christie
Dr Lauren Christie is an occupational therapist and recent PhD graduate from The University of Sydney. She has over 15 years of clinical experience in neurological rehabilitation and has held clinical leadership roles in Australia and the United Kingdom. She is currently a Senior Implementation Science Research Fellow within Allied Health at St Vincent's Health Network Sydney and continues to work clinically as an occupational therapist.
Lauren has published six peer-reviewed journal articles and has been awarded over $400,000AUD in research funding. Her research focuses on translating evidence into practice, particularly in stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, including the implementation and sustainability of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) programs. Her program of research also explores stroke and brain injury survivors' experiences and preferences in relation to rehabilitation service delivery and health economics.
By the end of the 3 days, participants will be able to:
Name the essential components of normal reach and manipulation.
Recognise common compensations when observing stroke survivors attempting to grasp objects, and explain how to minimise compensatory strategies.
Name and discuss factors thought to contribute to the development of muscle overactivity, spasticity and stiffness, and intervention strategies to help minimise these secondary problems.
Explain the relationship and differences between overactivity, spasticity, muscle length changes and stiffness, missing essential components and compensations.
Plan and conduct an assessment and training session with a stroke survivor using motor learning principles and task-specific practice.
Discuss factors which affect motor learning, and can be modified to enhance learning and increase client practice.
Use an electrical stimulation machine to stimulate upper limb muscles.
Discuss current evidence for constraint-induced movement therapy, mental practice, mirror box therapy and electrical stimulation for improving upper limb motor recovery.
Date: Friday 12th - Sunday 14th of August 2022
Day 1: 8 am - 5 pm
Day 2: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Day 3: 8 am - 4 pm
Advance Rehab Centre,
43 Bridge St, Hurstville NSW 2022
Seats: 24 places available
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