Stroke Rehabilitation Maximizing Outcomes: Anatomy Review and Evaluation

About the Course: 
It is easy in the day-to-day grind of clinical care to not only begin to forget some of the basic knowledge of stroke and its underlying physiology but also to stay abreast of the latest developments in therapy assessment and care. It is often difficult to know how to efficiently tap into this information and feel as if you have a full grasp of the state of best practice in stroke rehabilitation. Participants will, by the end of this video course, feel confident in their understanding of any gaps in their knowledge, comprehend the current state of evidence-based best practice in stroke rehabilitation, and have new tools for approaching evaluation of their patients with stroke. 

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Identify key structures of the central nervous system as they pertain to stroke.
  • Identify the physiology of key brain structures and how they affect neurological function in the event of stroke.
  • Identify Training for managers on creating a respectful culture and dealing with reported issues
  • Recognize the different types of stroke and understand their impact on health care in the US.
  • Identify the various methods for managing acute stroke medically and during the transition to rehab. 
  • Identify evidence-based methods for assessing the following areas post-stroke: 
    • History 
    • Cognition including neglect 
    • Cranial nerve function 
    • Range of motion and tone 
    • Muscle strength/control 
    • Coordination 
    • Sensation 
    • Balance including controversies pushing
    • Functional mobility including gait analysis 
About the Instructor: 
Geoff Mosley, PT, NCS, has been a physical therapist in the neuro-rehabilitation setting since 1997, when he graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a BHS in Physical Therapy. He has been involved with both direct patient care and administration in an adult inpatient rehabilitation setting. He attained his specialty board certification in neurologic physical therapy (NCS) in 2001 and was recertified in 2011. In the past he has also received certification in vestibular rehabilitation from Emory University in 2003, and as an Assistive Technology Provider (ATP) in 2007. He has been adjunct faculty at the Missouri State University and has been invited multiple times to guest lecture and instruct at both Southwest Baptist University and at his alma mater. He has participated in multiple research studies, including a study currently pending publication on the administration of the Functional Gait Assessment. He has authored numerous continuing education seminars, and has been a guest speaker at meetings, seminars and conferences on both the regional and national level.

This course is a video, on-demand course.