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Evidence-Based Upper Limb Retraining after Stroke

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Caulfield Hospital

Caulfield Education Centre

260 Kooyong Road

Caulfield, VIC 3162

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This workshop focuses on supporting therapists to learn skills and strategies to minimise upper limb impairments post-stroke, and increase engagement in activities. Course notes and content will be based on published research and movement science/motor relearning.

Target audience: The workshop will be of interest to occupational therapists and physiotherapists from hospital and community based settings, who teach adults following stroke and acquired brain impairment, as well as university lecturers. The workshop focuses on upper limb rehabilitation.

Pre-reading will be provided to the organising group for distribution to participants.

Numbers: The workshop accepts only a limited number of registrants, enabling small groups to work with clients and receive feedback from the presenters during clinical sessions.

Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Name the essential components (invariant kinematic features) of normal reach and manipulation.
  • Recognise common compensations when observing people with stroke/brain injury attempting to reach for and use everyday objects; understand and explain why these compensatory strategies should be discouraged during practice.
  • Discuss factors thought to contribute to the development of muscle overactivity/spasticity, and strategies to prevent these secondary problems.
  • Explain the relationship and differences between spasticity/overactivity, muscle length changes, missing essential components and compensations.
  • Plan and conduct an observational analysis and motor training session with a person who has had a stroke
  • Name key factors that affect motor learning, and how these factors can be modified to enhance learning and increase intensity of practice.
  • Use an electrical stimulation machine to stimulate paralysed muscles
  • Discuss evidence related to various interventions including constraint-induced movement therapy and mirror therapy to improve motor recovery and function of a person’s upper limb

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please email Jacqui Wheatcroft on J.Wheatcroft@cgmc.org.au

What is the refund policy? Alfred Health reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event. If this occurs r

egistration fees will be refunded, but organisers bear no responsibility for any costs incurred (such as flights, accommodation, travel expenses) or loss of income. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome on notification to the organisers. If you cancel, a refund less $30 or 10% (whichever is greater) will be given for a written cancellation received 14 days prior to the event. Cancellation within 14 days or failure to attend will result in no refund.

Why do I need to provide my registration details? This is a hands-on practical workshop where you will be working with the instructors to treat clients. Therefore, we need to arrange an honorary appointment for each participant for the duration of the workshop (3-days). This will necessitate a copy of your CV (1-page only) and registration details.

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Caulfield Hospital

Caulfield Education Centre

260 Kooyong Road

Caulfield, VIC 3162

Australia

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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