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Upper Limb Retraining (F2F), Woy Woy, NSW
July 29 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
About this workshop
Presenters: Dr Annie McCluskey & Dr Lauren Christie, occupational therapists and Karl Schurr, physiotherapist, The StrokeEd Collaboration, Australia
Learning objectives: By the end of the 3 days, participants will be able to:
- Name the essential components of normal reach and manipulation
- Recognise common compensations when observing stroke survivors attempting to grasp objects, and explain how to minimise compensatory strategies
- Name and discuss factors thought to contribute to the development of muscle overactivity, spasticity and stiffness, and intervention strategies to help minimise these secondary problems
- Explain the relationship and differences between overactivity, spasticity, muscle length changes and stiffness, missing essential components and compensations
- Plan and conduct an assessment and training session with a stroke survivor using motor learning principles and task-specific practice
- Discuss factors which affect motor learning, and can be modified to enhance learning and increase client practice
- Use an electrical stimulation machine to stimulate upper limb muscles.
- Discuss current evidence for constraint-induced movement therapy, mental practice, mirror box therapy and electrical stimulation for improving upper limb motor recovery
Pre-requisites: None. Suitable for students and recent graduates through to experienced clinicians.
Number of registrants: Limited to 24 therapists because there are clinical sessions involving 8 stroke survivors and small groups of 3 therapists.
To find out more and to register, visit the StrokeEd website. Click on the link below.