In-patient Stroke Rehabilitation: 14 Strategies to Get your Patient Home!

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In-Patient Stroke Rehabilitation: 14 Strategies to Get your Patient Home!


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.

In-Patient Stroke Rehab: 14 Strategies to get your patient home: Schedule

The schedule for the training is the same for live in-person and virtual attendees.

7:45–  Sign in
8:00– Introduction and Stroke Demographics, Anatomy Review (45 minutes)
8:45- Facilitation lab, Stroke specific impairments (60 minutes)
9:45 Break (15 minutes)
10:00– Stroke specific impairments and limitations with videos and interventions (60 minutes)
11:00– Evidence based interventions (60 minutes)
12:00- Lunch (30 minutes)
12:30– NDT lab (60 minutes)
1:30–  Other conventional and non-conventional interventions (60 minutes)
2:30- Break (15 minutes)
2:45– Special Considerations (60 minutes)
3:45- Conclusion (15 minutes)
4:00- Questions

TOTAL: 7 Continuing Education Hours

Course Objectives:  Inpatient Stroke Rehab:  14 Strategies To Get Your Patient Home

  • Review basic anatomy of the brain and apply this understanding to the mechanics of a stroke in order to identify functional impairments
  • Evaluate common impairments and functional limitations that may occur post-CVA
  • Establish treatment interventions for 14 common complications that may occur post-CVA
  • Review the current evidence for stroke rehabilitation interventions
  • Discuss non evidence-based interventions for stroke rehabilitation
  • Apply learned techniques in hands-on labs
  • Apply learning to the specific needs of special populations through case studies

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • Pre and post-reading: In order to limit the amount of time spent on didactic teaching, ARC Seminars will provide you with a thorough pre-reading list prior to participation in the course. We will also follow up with you You can then get the most out of the course by engaging in hands on techniques and by asking us specific, case based problems to solve!
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of inpatient-based rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation facilities.
  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own stroke rehabilitation program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!

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, play with her three fur babies, and travel.

Disclosures: Financial- Vanessa is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Vanessa has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

 Who should attend?

  • Rehab Directors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Rehab Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

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Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

You also have the option to engage the Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Professional Clinical Consultants from ARC Seminars to come out to your facility and advise on your program, help you ‘iron out’ any of the problem areas, and help integrate your program with the rest of your staff. Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation!

Relevant Disclosures:

Financial- Vanessa Johnson is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Vanessa has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.


We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains introductory/intermediate content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs. 



Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.7 AOTA Credits, approval #0002351.

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 7 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation


We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

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