Advanced Clinical Practice of the CVA Patient
Saturday, September 3 - Sunday, September 4, 2011
In this one-day seminar, you will learn to create effective treatment gait/locomotion interventions that directly reduce functional limitations for any level of stroke patient, from acute care to community re-entry. Normal movement requirements will be reviewed, which will better equip you to efficiently and accurately identify the impairments that are causing dysfunction. Treatment interventions will be developed based on motor control and learning principles aimed at integrating cognition, motor ability and the environment for maximal carryover to functional task performance.
At the completion of this course the resident will be able to:
- Perform a detailed observational gait analysis for persons with neurologic deficits
- Classify individuals with stroke into one of 4 cluster-analysis groupings
- Prioritize gait deviations and problems for targeted treatment of movement dysfunction
- Be familiar with evidence-based treatment interventions for individuals with hemiparesis from stroke
About the Instructor:
Walt Weiss, MPT, NCS
Mr. Weiss began his physical therapy career in 1989 as a graduate of the University of Southern California. He received his NCS in 1995 and 2005. He has worked at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center for the past 20 years as a master clinician, instructor, researcher, and mentor. Under the guidance of Dr. Jacquelin Perry, Mr. Weiss spent several years in the Pathokinesiology Laboratory where he coordinated two nationally funded research grants (NIDDR, NIH) studying rehabilitation, recovery and bracing for individuals with hemiparesis after stroke. Mr. Weiss is adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California, and is the Clinical Manager of the USC/Rancho Los Amigos Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy. Mr. Weiss is nationally recognized as an expert in gait analysis and intervention. He has presented at CSM, the Annual Meeting for the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, the Annual Conference for the CPTA, as well as several International Conferences. His work has been published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gait and Posture, the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and the Neurology Report. Mr. Weiss was the 2007 recipient of the Award for Clinical Excellence in Neurology by the APTA.
Who Should Attend:
Day 1 – September 3:
8:30 – 9:00 Introduction, course overview and objectives
9:00 – 12:00 Review of normal gait kinematics, kinetics, and EMG
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 5:30 Pathological Gait
Day 2 – September 4:
8:30 – 12:00 Stroke Gait
Cluster Analysis Groups
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 4:30 R.O.A.D.M.A.P.
Recommendations for Orthotic Assessment and Decision-Making
Prescription – a clinical tool
4:30 – 5:30 Research Update and Treatment Lab: AFO adjustment, assisted jumping, hip / knee flexion progression
When & Where
Brooks Institute of Higher Learning
Brooks Post-professional Education Programs
Brooks Rehabilitation is a leader in post-professional clinical education for healthcare practitioners focused in the area of rehabilitation. This is demonstrated by its active involvement in providing residency and fellowship level training as well as through providing world class continuing education courses for all clinicians in the field of rehabilitation practice. Currently Brooks has four post-professional education programs including a multidisciplinary Geriatric Residency (includes residents from OT, Nursing, SLP, and PT), a PT Neurologic Residency, a PT Orthopaedic Residency, and an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Brooks Rehabilitation offers over 25 post-professional continuing courses each year that includes a wide variety of course offerings for multiple disciplines and a variety of specialty practice areas. The speakers include both nationally renowned experts from around the country as well as nationally recognized clinical experts that currently practice within Brooks.