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Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L

Jan Davis Instructor Bio:
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. She has held faculty and guest faculty positions at universities. In addition, Davis has presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the American Society of NeuroRehabilitation and the American Academy of Neurology. Davis is committed to providing interesting and highly effective training materials developed specifically for the purpose of improving the quality of life for stroke survivors.

Since 2000, Davis has developed state of the art educational materials for both practicing clinicians and educational programs and universities schools for PT and OT education. Her unique and highly successful multi-media programs combine excellent written materials with state-of-the-art video technology.

With an emphasis on evidence-based practice, Davis completed her MS degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science in 2007. Her work has been published in university texts, medical journals, and publications for OTs and PTs. She has written articles to provide helpful information for families and caregivers published by the American Stroke Association and the National Stroke Association.

Perhaps best known for providing high-quality continuing education to physical therapists and occupational therapists worldwide, she makes complex principles easy to understand as she provides practical, functional treatment ideas to illustrate her classes. Her teaching style is highly effective as she skillfully combines Motor Learning, Motor Control and NDT theory.

Jan Davis's Continuing Education Courses

Part B: Treatment Strategies in the Acute Care of Stroke Survivors

Part B: Treatment Strategies in the Acute Care of Stroke Survivors

Every minute counts in acute care. Learn how to maximize each treatment session and provide safe and exceptional care. Observe skilled intervention with four acute stroke patients including ambulation, facilitation of trunk and limb control,… Read Morearrow_right

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Part C: Treatment Strategies in the Acute Care of Stroke Survivors

Part C: Treatment Strategies in the Acute Care of Stroke Survivors

Working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) environment can be overwhelming. The focus of this course provides necessary and essential guidelines for therapists treating stroke survivors in the ICU. Content includes managing equipment and… Read Morearrow_right

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Part A: Treatment Strategies in the Acute Care of Stroke Survivors

Part A: Treatment Strategies in the Acute Care of Stroke Survivors

Optimize your early intervention of stroke survivors with powerful and practical guidelines filmed with actual patients at a certified Stroke Center of Excellence (rated one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation). The first of a 3-part… Read Morearrow_right

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StrokeHelp ®: Self-Care

StrokeHelp ®: Self-Care

This course includes many excellent methods to help stroke survivors become as independent as possible while improving daily living skills such as dressing, grooming and hygiene. This therapeutic approach facilitates movement and encourages… Read Morearrow_right

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StrokeHelp ®: Preventing Shoulder Pain

StrokeHelp ®: Preventing Shoulder Pain

Most painful shoulders are unnecessary and can be prevented if those working with stroke survivors are better informed and better trained. This course provides an introduction to the hemiplegic shoulder, treating soft tissue tightness and… Read Morearrow_right

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StrokeHelp ®: Improving Function and Awareness

StrokeHelp ®: Improving Function and Awareness

This course provides important fundamental treatment principles and practical therapeutic guidelines that the entire team can use when working with stroke survivors. The step-by-step approach described in this course is supported by the… Read Morearrow_right

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StrokeHelp ®: Wheelchair Transfers and Standing Safely

StrokeHelp ®: Wheelchair Transfers and Standing Safely

Wheelchair Transfers:
Videos, step-by-step handling methods and 10 practice labs demonstrated in this course provide essential information for safe and functional transfers with stroke survivors during various stages of recovery… Read Morearrow_right

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StrokeHelp ®: Bed Positioning and Mobility

StrokeHelp ®: Bed Positioning and Mobility

The rehabilitation process begins before the patient gets out of the hospital bed. Proper facilitation and handling methods can give your patients a big head start in their rehabilitation process. This course clearly demonstrates therapeutic… Read Morearrow_right

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Part A: Functional Treatment Ideas and Strategies in Adult Hemiplegia

Part A: Functional Treatment Ideas and Strategies in Adult Hemiplegia

Jan Davis skillfully combines Motor Learning Theory with handling methods designed to improve upper and lower extremity function with actual stroke survivors. She uses functional activities taken from real-life and makes complex principles… Read Morearrow_right

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Part B: Functional Treatment Ideas and Strategies in Adult Hemiplegia

Part B: Functional Treatment Ideas and Strategies in Adult Hemiplegia

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,… Read Morearrow_right

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