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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Stroke Rehabilitation – A Function Based Approach” Third Edition by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA © 2011, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This course provides the latest research in assessment and intervention; offering a definitive guide to successful outcomes in stroke rehabilitation.  The text combines aspects of background medical information, a comprehensive review of standardized and nonstandardized evaluation procedures and assessments, treatment techniques and evidence-based interventions.

Throughout this course clinicians are provided with specific suggestions to maintain a client-centered approach when working with stroke survivors.  The course includes the most up-to-date research on stroke rehabilitation from a variety of rehabilitation settings and professions, challenging the clinician to use the most current treatment approaches (including both remediation and adaptation approaches) to decrease impairments, prevent secondary complications, improve the clients ability to perform meaningful activities, decrease participation restrictions and improve quality of life.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 776 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 7 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format.  

Module Description

Included in Module 2:  Trunk and Motor Control Dysfunction, Balance Impairments and Vestibular Rehabilitation
Chapter 6:  Approaches to Motor Control Dysfunction: An Evidence-Based Review
Chapter 7:  Trunk Control: Supporting Functional Independence
Chapter 8:  Overview of Balance Impairments: Functional Implications
Chapter 9:  Vestibular Rehabilitation and Stroke

Module Goals

Stroke Rehabilitation
Module 2: Trunk and Motor Control Dysfunction, Balance Impairments and Vestibular Rehabilitation
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Trunk and Motor Control Dysfunction, Balance Impairments and Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Define evidence-based rehabilitation.
2.    Differentiate between randomized controlled trials, a cohort study and before-and-after design studies.
3.    Discuss neurotherapeutic approaches to stroke rehabilitation.
4.    Discuss functional task-oriented trainings in stroke rehabilitation.
5.    Demonstrate knowledge in trunk control.
6.    Identify the improvements in trunk control that may be observed during the first month of rehabilitation.
7.    Explain common trunk impairments.
8.    Identify the results associated with anterior and/or posterior pelvic tilt.
9.    Demonstrate knowledge in range of motion of the vertebral column.
10.  Identify the main action of the transverse abdominis and the impairments associated with weakness.
11.  Discuss the actions of the Posterior trunk muscles.
12.  List standardized test that are available measurements for trunk control.
13.  Discuss observations of trunk alignment/malalignment.
14.  Identify typical malalignments that occur after stroke.
15.  Demonstrate knowledge in the evaluation of specific trunk movement patterns.
16.  Explain treatment techniques to enhance trunk control during task performance.
17.  Discuss sensory organization.
18.  Demonstrate knowledge in postural control.
19.  Identify the cerebellum as the primary integrating and modulating force in balance control, and the effects of disorders involving the cerebellum.
20.  Discuss the Berg Balance Scale.
21.  Demonstrate knowledge in establishing goals and treatment plans for balance impairments.
22.  Explain treatment planning and sensory organization.
23.  Discuss vestibular rehabilitation.
24.  Demonstrate knowledge in the basic anatomy of the vestibular system as it relates to function.
25.  Identify the inertial mechanisms of the vestibular labyrinth.
26.  Discuss lateral medullary syndrome.
27.  Demonstrate knowledge of the complications associated with lesions of the vestibular areas in the cerebral cortex.
28.  Identify the most common stroke of the vestibular system.
29.   Discuss habituation exercises and activities.