z Z11/11/16: Management of the Neurologic Upper Extremity with a Focus on the Hand

$ 650.00

Early Bird Pricing through September 30th! Regular price = $650

This course, taught by Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CHT, FAOTA presents practical solutions for upper extremity neuromotor and sensory deficits after a stroke or TBI. Therapists will practice evidence-based approaches including electrical stimulation and task-specific training. Management and prevention of secondary complications associated with the neurological hand and arm will be explored. By the end of the course, participants will have hands-on experience with current outcomes and interventions to progress their patient’s functional upper extremity.

DATE: November 11-12, 2016

LOCATION: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

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    SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION: Participants will complete 2.0 hour of self study activities in advance of the course (earning 14.25 contact hours.)   These self study activities for the course will consist of 2 recorded lectures to better develop the foundational knowledge that will be necessary for the in-person workshop.   After registering for the course, you will be notified by email when online materials will be available. During the onsite portion of the course, participants must sign in and complete an online evaluation. 

    AUDIENCE: This course is intended primarily for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Hand Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants. 

    OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

    • Describe and identify common complications and issues associated with the neurological hand
    • Analyze the neurologically impaired arm and hand using biomechanical and motor control approaches
    • Describe selected measurements and tests specifically used for the hemiplegic UE
    • Practice evidence based interventions for different levels of motor return for the hemiplegic UE
    • State scientific, theoretical and evidence-based supports to interventions that address the various functional levels of the neurological upper extremity (mirror, therapy, task specific, e-stimulation, splinting)
    • Identify selected therapy implications related to medical management of the hemiplegic UE
    • Develop an intervention plan that addresses common issues associated with the neurological hand based on evidence and pragmatic clinical reasoning improving functional performance of the UE.


      Occupational Therapy
      The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 1.475 CEUs or 14.75 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process

      Physical Therapy
      This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 14.5  Contact Hours (2.5 Self-Study, 12.25 Live). 


      Rooms have been reserved at the Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile, 162 East Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611

      The Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile is located 3½ blocks from RIC. Please contact their reservations department from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at (312) 787-3100 and ask for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago room block. You may also contact the hotel’s Housing Coordinator, Marcia Manley, at (312) 573-3103. Ms. Manley is available on Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The group rate is $119.00 for a Single King or Queen (1 bed) and $129.00 for a Double / Double (2 beds) plus the *17.4% tax. Covered parking is available to registered guests and is located at Park One at Ohio and Grand. The current parking fee is *$46.00 for self-parking with no in/out privileges and *$52.00 for valet, which includes in/out privileges for 24 hours. The group rate will be available until October 11, 2016 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

      To make your reservations online, please use this link http://bit.ly/UEHandHotelReservation. To use the online link, enter the arrival and departure dates and select LNEURO rate.

      *The rates for parking and taxes are subject to change without advanced notice.


      If you live in the area and are driving daily to the Institute, there are several pay lots in the surrounding area. The average charge is approximately *$33.00 per day. Two options for early-bird parking are as follows:

      Erie Ontario Garage
      321 E. Erie
      Chicago, Illinois
      Enter garage from Erie or Ontario Street.
      Please call for the current early-bird rates.
      Parking validation is not available to RIC Academy course participants.

      680 N. Lake Shore Drive Parking Garage
      680 N. Lake Shore Drive
      Chicago, Illinois
      Garage entrance is at the corner of Huron Street and Lake Shore Drive.
      Please call for the current early-bird rates.

      Please be aware that street parking is metered and very limited.

      * The rates for parking and taxes are subject to change without advanced notice.
      ** The valet parking at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is not available to RIC Academy course participants.