The Application of High Intensity Training in Stroke Rehabilitation
Description: Current research in neuroscience, motor learning and cognitive function have added new dimensions in our understanding and management of stroke. This one-hour recorded lecture introduces current concepts regarding neuroplasticity and neurorecovery in patients and ability to predict recovery after stroke. We then discuss evidence-based common measures used to predict outcome and then introduce some foundational principles for predicting general recovery of function. We review the necessary monitoring and equipment required to perform high intensity gait training. This lecture reviews the techniques that predict recovery of walking, arm and hand use and language after stroke. We discuss patient adjustment, supporting adaptive coping mechanisms through this process.
Instructor: Richard L. Harvey, MD, Clinical Chair, Brain Innovation Center, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses, Social Workers (see list below for available CEUs)
Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss current concepts regarding neuroplasticity and neurorecovery in patients with acute stroke
- List equipment options and necessary cardiovascular monitoring for patients engaged in high intensity gait training
- List the techniques for high intensity training in upper limb, aphasia and swallowing
- Discuss expected outcomes with the use of high intensity gait training
- Explain to the family why an intensive therapy program, that includes repetition, specificity and intensity, leads to optimal psychosocial recovery after stroke
Successful Completion: After viewing the 50 minute pre-recorded talk, you will complete a course evaluation and take a short assessment. You may download copies of your certificate from the Academy Learning Portal.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-362- 9/01/2020).
This CNE activity is being offered for 1 contact hours
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is registered by the State of Illinois to sponsor continuing education programs for social workers. This program will award 1 CEU.
Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
- PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
- MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax 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.