Stroke Recovery – Summit Professional Education CE Course

Stroke Recovery – Summit Professional Education CE Course

Stroke Recovery – Summit Professional Education CE Course by Laura K. Miller, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, ATP

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A stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the US, with death being the result in a stroke every 4 minutes. Since 1997, the death rate associated with Strokes has decreased over 30%, which means there are more stroke survivors than ever before. As the accuracy with diagnosis and medical interventions is improving, therapists in all settings need to beprepared to offer the highest quality of care for individuals affected by strokes. Professionals working with Stroke patients need a specially equipped toolbox of assessment and treatment techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for patient quality of life and optimal reimbursement for implementation of plans of care.

This revolutionary and results-oriented workshop is focused on maximizing all aspects of treatment for effective rehabilitation of patients with all varieties of stroke. Participants will leave with strategies, including evidence-based standardized tests, to effectively establish a metric for functional improvement. Designed to be relevant in all patient care settings and used the next day in your practice, these strategies will noticeably improve the quality of care for stroke patients. Evidence-based techniques for assessment, manual therapy, seating and positioning will be practiced in an interactive format along with other unique, interventions. Participants will walk away with easy-to use handouts that will improve functional limitation reporting and documentation. This workshop uses the latest research and best practices to effectively equip clinicians of all skill levels to treat the growing stroke population in every practice setting.

Laura K. Miller, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, ATP, is a board-certified physical therapist with a specialty certification in neurologic rehabilitation (NCS). After receiving a doctorate in physical therapy and NCS, she went on to pursue specialty certifications in Multiple Sclerosis (MSCS) and assistive technology (ATP). She has focused the majority of her clinical work in the outpatient treatment of neurologic disorders. She has trained and worked with some of the latest technologies available in physical therapy such as foot drop technologies and body-weight support locomotor training techniques. Dr. Miller has a passion for education and has recently started teaching continuing education in addition to being involved with her local academic institutions. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA), Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis, and Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society (RESNA). She is currently working towards a doctorate in health sciences degree to further expand her career.

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