This course is guaranteed to make you feel empowered with new, exciting and proven techniques and strategies to treat people who have sustained a stroke, in the in-patient setting! Throughout this course, which focuses on real-life patients and the impairments and complications that they have secondary to a CVA, we focus on the most common issues that clinicians face, and how to manage it.
Complications such as: pusher syndrome, drop foot, hemi-neglect, shoulder pain, and problem-solving/safety issues, are among the common CVA after-effects that are dealt with in this course. Special populations, such as: the younger patient; the medically complex patient; the low-level patient- and so on, are also discussed with a simple, session-by-session outline. This is designed to give every clinician a clinical pathway of how to proceed in the realm of stroke rehabilitation.
This course also comes with actionable, practical tools and cheat sheets that you can use to immediately put your new skills into practice.
You can significantly improve your clinical skills, and upskill your practice working with those post CVA, with this fantastic educational seminar. Taught by an expert Physical Therapist with extensive stroke rehabilitation experience, and filled with engaging labs where you will implement your learning. This course has been specifically designed for the issues that inpatient clinicians face, though the education can be generalized to any setting.
Meet your presenter, Vanessa Johnson!
Vanessa Johnson PT, DPT, CBIS, MBA, C/NDT graduated with her doctorate in Physical Therapy with an elective track in rehabilitation in 2011. Vanessa has worked in inpatient rehabilitation and subacute/long term care since graduating PT school. Inpatient rehab is where Vanessa found her passion for working with patients with neurological disorders, and she has focused on furthering her skills in stroke rehabilitation. Vanessa earned her Certified Brain Injury Specialist in 2015 and her Masters in Business Administration in 2018. Most recently Vanessa earned the designation of C/NDT through the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. Vanessa has a passion for education and takes every opportunity available to learn a new skill, attend a new course, or go to a national conference. When she isn’t taking classes and furthering her education Vanessa loves to spend time with her young daughter and son, play with her three fur babies, and travel.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) affects millions of people every year- through traumatic injury, stroke, metabolic disease, and more. ABI can lead to many complications, of which one of the most challenging is distressed and agitated behavior. This 3.5 hour masterclass delves into deep understanding of ABI and the role of supporting distressed behavior for best outcomes.
After taking this course- you will:
🧠 Feel more confident in your communication with people post ABI
🧠 Understand how behavior and communication are linked and can be supported
🧠 Have the tools to foster a supportive and successful plan of care with your caseload!
Meet your presenter, Allison Frederick!
Allison Frederick, M.S., CCC/SLP, CBIST has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 12 years. For the first three years of her career, she developed her clinical skills working in the subacute/long term care setting where she was able to find her footing as part of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team. Allison then transitioned to acute rehabilitation, where she continued to develop her teamwork skills, and also where she found her love for working with patients affected by acquired brain injury. Allison became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist trainer in 2014 after finding there was a need for education about how to manage patients with brain injury. Allison has a passion for education, and never misses an opportunity to educate people about the prevention and treatment of brain injury. When Allison isn’t busy trying to convince everyone to wear a helmet, she enjoys practicing Baptiste style yoga, German beer, traveling anywhere and everywhere, and spending time with her English Bulldog, Sydney. On being part of ARC Seminars: “I’m so excited to join the ARC presenters and provide clinicians and nurses with the courses they need to expand and further their clinical practice!”.