z 11/15-11/16 Management of the Neurologic Upper Extremity: An Evidence-Based Approach with Practical Solutions

$ 675.00

Early Bird Pricing Ends September 12. Regular Fee = $675

One of the most challenging and frustrating issues that rehabilitation professionals confront is the loss of hand and arm function in patients 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. Teaching strategies include on demand self-study webinars, demonstrations, lectures, workshops, case studies, and problem solving. Workshops will include experiences with selected evidence-based evaluations and interventions. The course is designed for those whose caseloads include persons with stroke and related neurological conditions.


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 4 hours of self-study activities in advance of this course. These self-study activities 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 online 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, TST}
  • 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 18.5 contact hours (4 hours pre-work & 14.5 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 two-day course has been approved for 18.50 Contact Hours (4.0 Hours Self-Study 14.5 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 1.85 CEU or 18.5 contact hours (4 hours for pre-work & 14.5 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 Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile, 633 North St. Clair, Chicago, Illinois, 60611. 

The Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile is located 1½ blocks from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Please contact their reservation agent from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at (888) 591-1234 and ask for the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Management of the Neurologic Upper Extremity course (Group Code G-MNUE)  or make your reservation online using this link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHIMM/G-MNUE. The corporate rate is $189.00 for a Deluxe Guestroom (single or double occupancy) plus *17.4% tax. The daily rate for parking at the Hyatt Chicago is *$69.00/day with in and out privileges. The cut-off date for room reservations is October 17, 2019. Please note that the room block could reach its maximum before the cut-off date. Rooms and rates revert to a space-available basis after the room block has reached its maximum or after the cut-off date (whichever comes first.) *The rates for parking and taxes are subject to change without advanced notice

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