Recorded online course - Tackling the Most Challenging in Neuro Rehab: Cognition, Spasticity, Pusher and Flaccidity
Recorded online course - Tackling the Most Challenging in Neuro Rehab: Cognition, Spasticity, Pusher and Flaccidity
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In this challenging push-the-limits course, expect to advance your capacity to help some of the most challenged patients that we work with. Patients that may seem to have poor rehabilitation potential - until we create that initial spark to show potential. Patients with cognitive impairment, acute and degenerative will be addressed in both rehabilitative and (dementia) management capacities. If you have been challenged by matters of spasticity, "tone" - find some answers here. Additionally, who hasn't been nearly maxed-out to "hold up" a patient with Pusher Syndrome? Work smarter after this course. Finally, learn how to help movement emerge from where there may seem to be the wrist, fingers, and throughout the lower extremity. I am personally looking forward to engaging with you in evidence, discussion, and case presentation!

Speaker biography

Mr. Studer has been focused in neurologic PT for the entirety of his 31 year career. He founded
and owned a 4 clinic, 6 site outpatient PT, OT, and SLP program in 2004, Northwest
Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. Mike has served at the state and national (APTA) level in many
capacities as high as the Vice Presidency of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy ANPT),
and Chair of the Practice Committee. As a full-time clinician, he has innovated treatment ideas
and helped to translate knowledge to practice, serving as an invited speaker at the APTA
Combined Sections Meeting (peer reviewed) more than 15 separate platform presentations
from 2004 to 2021. He has similarly been an invited presenter at several state chapter
meetings, large rehabilitation conferences, universities and for all sizes of rehabilitation
centers, spanning 48 states, 7 countries, and 3 continents on the subjects of motor learning,
motor control, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke rehabilitation, neuroplasticity, concussion, dual task
rehabilitation, and imbalance. Mike has authored or co-authored 6 book chapters, over 30
articles, and several invited commentaries within the fields of neurologic and geriatric
rehabilitation. He has been and is currently the principle site investigator for NIH-funded clinical
research in neurologic rehabilitation, having co-developed the Modified Dynamic Gait Index.
Mr. Studer was honored with the Mercedes Weiss Award from the Oregon PT Association in
2021, the Clinical Excellence awards by the ANPT (neurologic) and AGPT (geriatric), as well as
the designation as Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. Lastly, Mr. Studer holds
a Trademark issued from the US Patent and Trademark Office and has a patent pending from
the same entity, in the field of motor learning.

Course Objective(s)

 In attending this course, learners will be able to: 

1. List 3 techniques to more successfully facilitate motion in the flaccid UE and LE. 

2. Identify best evidence in applications for post-stroke, PD, and other latero/anterior/and retropulsive (Pusher Syndromes).

3. Identify best management for rehabilitative and caregiving in cognitive impairment for rehabilitative and degenerative conditions. 

4. Discriminate between and identify spasticity vs tone, the functional implications, and the best evidence in management for each. 

Course Outline

20min   Introduction

20min   Severe stroke mechanisms, timelines, prognosticators

75min   Weakness

75min   Cognitive impairment

60min   Pusher syndrome and the “pulsions”: lateropulsion, retropulsion, anteropulsion

60min   Spasticity and tone

60min   Cases and discussion

30min   Questions and Summary


Recorded on-demand course

Registration Information

Target Audience: The class is appropriate for rehabilitation professionals including PT and OT.  

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows:  

$125 for Providence caregivers, $250 for non-Providence participants.   

Registration fee covers recorded zoom course, electronic certificate of attendance and electronic course handout.  Once you purchase the course you will receive access to the private Youtube video.  The course will NOT be immediately available.  Please allow up to 48 hours for access. 

Refund Policy: No refunds will be offered. 

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 7.0 hours for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Speech and Language Pathologists in Oregon and Washington. Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.