Interdisciplinary Management of Contraversive Pushing Behaviors in Individuals Poststroke

Webinar Title and Description: Interdisciplinary Management of Contraversive Pushing Behaviors in Individuals Poststroke - Contraversive pushing behaviors (CPB) refer to a postural control disorder in individuals poststroke and often lead to longer lengths of stay, poorer functional outcomes, and institutionalized discharge locations compared to individuals with stroke without CPB. At times, this behavior can be accompanied by neglect, sensory, and cognitive deficits, making it challenging to mobilize these individuals. This webinar will discuss the pathophysiology of CPB, outcomes assessment, evidence-based therapeutic interventions to decrease CPB, and ways to safely mobilize these individuals while keeping therapists, staff, and caregivers safe.

Instructors: Katherine Enzler, PT, DPT, NCS, CLT-LANA and Alyssa Jones, PT, DPT, NCS

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

  1. Define the pathophysiology and identify the clinical presentation of contraversive pushing behaviors (CPB) poststroke.
  2. Select appropriate clinical outcome measures when developing a plan of care for individuals with CPB.
  3. Describe safe mobilization and handling techniques for individuals with CPB.
  4. Apply evidence-based practice and high-intensity gait training principles for individuals poststroke with CPB.
  5. Analyze the effects of two high-intensity gait training interventions on CPB.

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: Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants 

Continuing Education:


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Occupational Therapists:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 7395. This distance learning independent webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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 the California and New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been retroactively approved for 1.5 Contact Hours on 2/9/2024.

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

Speech-Language Pathologists:

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:
Katherine Enzler, PT, DPT, NCS, CLT-LANA - Has nothing to disclose.
Alyssa Jones, PT, DPT, NCS - Has nothing to disclose.

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.


      Nurses Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Online Learning


      RESEARCH, Stroke