Clinical Application of High Intensity Gait Training Post-Stroke

Webinar Title & Description: Clinical Application of High Intensity Gait Training Post-Stroke: Demonstrating Skilled Intervention and Maximizing Outcomes - There is a large body of evidence in support of high-intensity gait training in order to recover or improve ambulation for individuals post-stroke. This course will discuss the relevant principles and evidence for neuroplasticity, review the biomechanical subcomponents of gait, and instruct on how to grade the challenge of the task utilizing those subcomponents. Participants will learn to incorporate motor learning principles within high intensity gait training for justification of skilled intervention. Finally, clinicians will enhance their confidence for providing high intensity gait training interventions based on available resources within the clinic to maximize patient outcomes.

Instructor: Samantha Pietrzak, PT, DPT, NCS

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:  

  1. Recall the key principles of neuroplasticity and detail the evidence on high intensity gait training to improve functional recovery following neurologic injury.
  2. Review clinical decision-making, development of plan of care, and implementation of gait interventions.
  3. List 2 commonly used outcome measures to track progress with gait training and write a specific, measurable, and functional goal for each outcome measure.
  4. Apply principles of neuroplasticity with critical evaluation of motor learning principles for high intensity gait training through case-based application.
  5. Identify barriers and develop solutions to implementation of high intensity gait training.

Successful Completion: Participants will watch the on-demand recording in its entirety and complete an attendance verification and assessment in the Academy Learning Portal. You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Audience: Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants 

Continuing Education:

Physical Therapists: This online course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by California and the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.5 Contact Hours on 3/21/2024.

The following states require continuing education units or contact hours with no state specific approval: CT, IA, and WA

Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:
Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP - Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT - Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT - Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC - Has nothing to disclose.
Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:
Samantha Pietrzak, PT, DPT, NCS Financial: Has nothing to disclose. Non-financial: Secretary of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association; Programming Committee for APTA Combined Sections Meeting for ANPT.

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.

High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 
Additional requirements include: Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, JavaScript and Cookies enabled, Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators, Do NOT use Internet Explorer as it is not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter or email or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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