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Neurological and functional recovery following a neurological insult vastly varies in terms of the clinical presentation and the corresponding intervention. This course covers evidence-based interventions for upper extremity conditions with significant impairments during acute to sub-acute stages of recovery. More specifically, this segment will focus mainly on interventions that address the flaccid to significantly limited motor functions.
Salvador Bondoc is a tenured professor of occupational therapy and has been a faculty member of Quinnipiac University since 2006. He received his post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Creighton University in 2004. He has been a practicing occupational therapist since 1995, has held the designation of Certified Hand Therapist since 2001, and has…
2. Interventions at Motor Recovery Levels One and Two
This chapter will identify various impairment-focused and function-based interventions appropriate for the flaccid/non-assistive upper extremity while discussing the indications and scientific and theoretical bases for specific interventions.
3. Interventions at Motor Recovery Level Three
This chapter will identify and incorporate evidence-based strategies to address the painful and subluxed shoulder, with a particular view of interventions at motor recovery Level Three.
This course explores the process of recovery following a neurological insult typical in strokes or brain injury and how it impacts arm and hand function. Special focus will be given to understanding of spasticity and associated impairment patterns in sensorimotor control and biomechanics of reach and grasp. Such knowledge will provide the clinician the critical foundation during assessment and intervention planning throughout the continuum of recovery.
With the foundational knowledge presented in Part 1, the learner will now explore the application of this knowledge to the evaluation and assessment process. Part 2, therefore, focuses on an approach to evaluation to generate a targeted intervention plan for the neurological upper extremity. The use of physical tests and measures will be discussed and demonstrated.
Neurological and functional recovery following a neurological insult vastly vary in terms of their clinical presentation and the corresponding interventions. Part 3 covers evidence-based interventions for upper extremity conditions with significant impairments during acute to sub-acute stages of recovery. This course, Part 4, is a continuation, with its focus mainly on interventions that address the upper limb with some recovered motor functions.
This course explores more in-depth treatment considerations for the hemiplegic shoulder. Two issues that are common to the hemiplegic shoulder are subluxation and pain. These issues may be interrelated or independent of each other.