Z 11/9-11/10 Management of the Neurologic Upper Extremity: An Evidence-Based Approach with Practical Solutions

$ 675.00

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One of the most challenging and frustrating issues that rehabilitation professionals confront is their patient’s loss of hand and arm function following an insult to the brain. Even with early rehabilitative intervention, a significant proportion of the neurological population will continue to have lasting sensorimotor impairments that if left unmanaged will continue to present further secondary impairments.

This comprehensive blended course will present evidence-based and practical solutions for neuromotor and sensory issues that beset patients with neurologic conditions (especially stroke). Evaluations and innovative approaches to commonly used interventions such as splinting, modalities and task-specific training will be discussed with evidence and clinical reasoning throughout the course. Course participants will be provided with useful tools for implementation of interventions for managing the neurologically impaired hand and arm.  Workshops will include patient models and selected evidence based evaluations and interventions. 


Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CHT, FAOTA is currently an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University plus additional faculty from Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, 355 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611

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This course is intended primarily for occupational therapists and physical therapists. 


Participants will complete 3.5 hours of self-study activities in advance of this two-day course (earning a total of 17 contact hours.) Self-study activities for the course will consist of webinars, and readings that provide a foundation for the in-person lab and workshops.  In order to receive contact hours, daily sign in and completion of an on line evaluation are required.


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

  • Discuss the process of recovery of the neurological upper extremity and factors that influence them
  • Describe and evaluate common primary and secondary impairments associated with the neurological upper extremity
  • Administer and analyze findings from select tests and measures specifically used for the neurological upper extremity {ARAT, FMA}
  • State the scientific, theoretical, and evidence-based rationale to interventions that address the various functional levels of the neurological upper extremity
  • Demonstrate emergent skills in delivering select evidence-based intervention for the neurological upper extremity {NMES, TOT}
  • Discuss intervention strategies for common neuromotor impairments of the upper extremity based on pragmatic clinical reasoning and evidence.


Physical Therapy

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this two-day course for 17 contact hours ( 3.5 hours pre-work &  13.5 hours live)  Approval #216-000069. 

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by 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 three-day course has been approved for 17 Contact Hours (3.5 Hours Self-Study 13.5 Live).

Occupational Therapy

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. The two day intermediate level program awards occupational therapists  1.7 CEU or  17 contact hours ( 3.5 hours for pre-work &  13.5 hours live.   The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.  AOTA CLASSIFICATION CODE: CATEGORY 2: Occupational Therapy Process


Rooms have been reserved at the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile, 166 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile is located 3½ blocks from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Please contact their reservations department from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm Monday-Friday at (312) 523-0902 and ask for the Management of the Upper Extremity room block or use this link to register online: https://bit.ly/CAMBRIA-ROOM-BLOCK.  The corporate room rate is $139.00 for 1 king bed (single or double occupancy) or 2 two queen beds in the room plus the *17.4% tax.  Overnight valet parking is *$62.00 per night per car; it includes in and out privileges. The corporate room rate will be available until October 11, 2018 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

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

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