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Part B: Functional Treatment Ideas and Strategies in Adult Hemiplegia

presented by Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L

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Functional Treatment Ideas & Strategies in Adult Hemiplegia: Part A is a prerequisite for this course.
In the second of this two-part course, Jan Davis skillfully demonstrates how to select and use functional activities, taken from real-life, to improve upper and lower extremity function with stroke survivors. This course combines Motor Learning Theory with practical handling methods that can be used in any treatment setting. Jan Davis makes complex principles easy to understand. This course is a "must have" for occupational therapists, physical therapists, and assistants working in stroke rehabilitation.

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Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L

Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L is an internationally recognized leader in providing clinical training for therapists working in stroke rehabilitation. Trained as an occupational therapist (OT) in the United States, Davis' career has spanned several areas of healthcare. She has worked in inpatient rehabilitation centers, directed OT departments in rehabilitation centers located in California and Switzerland.…

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1. Introduction to Course

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how to use this learning module, and presents the course workbook used throughout the chapters.

2. Preparing for Function

Watch as Jan Davis demonstrates a variety of treatment strategies with four stroke survivors (previously seen in Functional Treatment Ideas & Strategies in Adult Hemiplegia, Part A). Learn how to prepare your patients for functional activities with clear step-by-step handling methods including tips for muscle re-education, regulation of muscle tone, mat activities and more. Also included are 13 Practice Labs.

3. Functional Activities

In this chapter Jan Davis skillfully demonstrates the process used to select and utilize the best therapeutic activities to improve function and encourage independence with stroke survivors. The latest research in neuroplasticity concludes that therapy performed in enriched environments (not stacking cones or repetitive exercises) have the best potential for long-lasting improvement. Learn how to select functional activities and incorporate them into your treatment program!

4. More Treatment Ideas with Functional Activities

Would you like more functional treatment ideas? In this chapter Jan Davis demonstrates several additional activities that engage the patient, can be modified for low level patients, are easy to accomplish in one treatment session and are inexpensive. Tips for functional activities in standing are also included in this chapter. Bonus feature: watch 2 full treatment sessions without interruptions or explanation.

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