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COURSE # 1: Stroke Survivor: Effective Management in Physical and Occupational Therapy - DR. PRADIP GHOSH


Dr. Pradip Ghosh PT, PhD., DMS, MS

Course Description

Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. Every year, about 790,000 people in the United States have a stroke and about 150,000 dies each year. There are 7 million stroke survivors living in the US today and two-thirds of them are disabled who need long-term assistance from caregivers and from society. This two-day course will focus on therapeutic management of stroke survivors and address the latest research and clinical advances that have impacted the functional improvement following rehabilitation of individual with stroke. The concepts and principles of this intermediate to advance-level course will enhance the clinician’s knowledge base and hands-on skills through lecture, case studies, videotape presentations and lab sessions.  Instruction will include review and analysis of relevant topics including pathophysiology, vascular syndromes, sensory-motor deficits, diagnostic test, differential diagnosis, medical managements, acute and post-acute rehabilitation with different interventions. Emphasis will be placed on current research and novel discoveries on variety of therapeutic approaches in the rehabilitation of stroke survivors. This course is designed for participants with an intermediate level of experience. 

Contact Hours

Upon completion of this course, participants will be given a certificate of attendance for 14.0 contact hours. This course is approved for 14 contact hours by Illinois Physical Therapy Association, for 14.0 CE hours by Illinois Physical Therapy Association, for 14.0 Contact hours by Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy. The Learning and Training Center is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.  AOTA Provider number is 5184. Contact your state board for specific filing requirements.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to:
* Describe stroke syndromes and link them to the corresponding damaged areas of brain.
* Understand diagnostic technologies for differentiation between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.
* Implement at least 3 examination procedures used to evaluate patients with stroke in order to establish a diagnosis and plan of care.
* Discuss the scientific and clinical rationale behind the development of plan of care for improvement of functional mobility in individuals following stroke
* Identify and describe intervention strategies to promote functional movements in patients with acute, sub-acute  and chronic stroke and relate them to current evidences.
* Identify and implement different treatment techniques to improve balance and gait in managing the patient with stroke.
* Describe and demonstrate at least 3 treatment strategies in improving awareness of individual with perceptual deficits following stroke
* Identify dysfunctional movement patterns of upper extremity and implement 5 treatment techniques to reduce the pattern and improve overall functions.
* Demonstrate taping of shoulder, hand, knee, and ankle for protection of joints, management of pain and facilitation of movements.

Course Agenda

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Introduction of Stroke: Vascular Syndromes, Impairments, Diagnostic Tests and Differential Diagnosis
10:00 a.m. Break 
10:15 a.m. Application of PNF and NDT in Stroke Rehabilitation 
10:45 a.m. Therapeutic Interventions: Positioning, Bedside activities for LE and UE movements (Demonstration Lab)
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m. Sensory Training, Tone Reduction,Postural Corrections, Functional Movement Reeducation of LE, Balance Training with Supporting, Evidences (Demonstration Lab)
3:15 p.m Break
3:30 p.m. Gait Training using Weighted Belt, Thera-Band, Auditory and Visual Cueing, and Body Weight Supported Treadmill with Supporting Evidences (Demonstration and Practice Lab)
5:30 p.m. Adjourn

8:00 a.m. Functional Movement Reeducation of UE, Shoulder Mobilization (Demonstration Lab)
9:00 a.m. Bilateral Arm Training and Functional Outcome with Supporting Evidences
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Shoulder Subluxation and Therapeutic Interventions for Management of Subluxed Shoulder with Supporting Evidences
10:30 a.m. Rehabilitation Through Constrain-induced Movement Therapy, Virtual reality, Imagery Techniques, Mirror Therapy with Evidences
11:30 a.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:15 p.m. Taping Techniques and Taping Lab: Demonstration and Practice of Taping Techniques for Sensory Training, Facilitation of Movement (shoulder, hand, knee and ankle), pain, and for protection of joint (shoulder)
2:15 p.m. Case Study
2:45 p.m. Questions and Discussions
3:00 p.m. Adjourn


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Meet Our Faculty


I am excited that I will take back new ideas to the clinic and use right away with my patients.
- Samantha B. (PT from Illinois)
Instructor is very knowledgeable. Dr. Ghosh explained complicated topic with ease and simplicity.
- Oliver P. (OT from Kentucy)


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Chesterfield, MO 63005
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Phone: :(636)536-0272