Maximizing Functional Recovery Across the Continuum: Acute & Chronic Stroke

Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST

Meet Your Instructor

  • Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST
    Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST

    Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST received his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991. He received his post-professional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. He has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995 and has been designated a Certified Exercise Expert in the Aging Adult (CEEAA) by the Academy of Geriatric PT since 2011. Mike has served as the vice president of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the APTA and has been the chair and vice-chair of several special interest groups at the national level in each of the Academies of Neurologic and Geriatric PT, including Balance and Falls, Stroke, and the Practice Committee in neurology. He is a full-time treating therapist and founder of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates in Oregon. Mr. Studer has presented courses and published articles on neurologic and geriatric rehabilitation since 1995 and has authored and co-authored over 30 articles on topics of neurology and geriatrics, as well as several book chapters on stroke, cognition, PD, and preventative care as well. Mike is now regularly a guest lecturer on a national and international basis at several universities and national meetings on the topics of stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, balance, motor control, motor learning, cognitive impairment, and case management. He was awarded the 2011 Clinician of the Year by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – a section of the American Physical Therapy Association – and in 2014 the same award by the Academy of Geriatric PT – the first to receive this national distinction from each entity.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify physiologic changes at the level of the brain and in the body that occur in many individuals months and years post CVA (stroke).
  • Apply recent evidence in motor learning and motivation to maximize the recovery for clients in acute and chronic stroke rehabilitation.
  • Apply recent evidence in practice structure and feedback to maximize the recovery for clients after stroke.
  • Debunk rehabilitation myths about recovery dependence on timing and technology in effective rehabilitative outcomes in those recovering from stroke.


5:00pm-5:30pm Chapter 1: The Physiology of Stroke in Rehabilitation
5:30pm-5:50pm Chapter 2: 6 Domains of Potential for YOUR Patient
5:50pm-6:30pm Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Rehabilitation: Recovery Principles
6:30pm-6:40pm Break
6:40pm-7:10pm Chapter 4: Motivational & Exercise Attributes After Stroke
7:10pm-7:40pm Chapter 5: Practice Structure & Feedback Attributes After Stroke
7:40pm-7:45pm Break
7:45pm-8:15pm Question & Answer Session