Stroke Ed: Upper Limb Retraining

Three day workshop

Venue NRH Dublin
Member Price €365.00
Non-Member Price €500.00
Event Date 19 Sep 2024 - 21 Sep 2024
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  • AOTI will run a 3-day practical Stroke Rehabilitation workshop (Upper Limb Retraining) for Occupational Therapists in September 2024. 
  • This training is facilitated by Stroke Ed (AUS)
  • This is a face to face workshop, taking place in South Dublin.
  • This workshop is subsidised by the HSE. In the event of over-subscription, priority will be given to HSE employees. 


About the workshop.

Learning objectives: By the end of the 3 days, participants will be able to:

  • Name the essential components of normal reach and manipulation
  • Recognise common compensations when observing stroke survivors attempting to grasp objects, and explain how to minimise compensatory strategies
  • Name and discuss factors thought to contribute to the development of muscle overactivity, spasticity and stiffness, and intervention strategies to help minimise these secondary problems
  • Explain the relationship and differences between overactivity, spasticity, muscle length changes and stiffness, missing essential components and compensations
  • Plan and conduct an assessment and training session with a stroke survivor using motor learning principles and task-specific practice
  • Discuss factors which affect motor learning, and can be modified to enhance learning and increase client practice
  • Use an electrical stimulation machine to stimulate upper limb muscles.
  • Discuss current evidence for constraint-induced movement therapy, mental practice, mirror box therapy and electrical stimulation for improving upper limb motor recovery

Presenters: Annie McCluskey, Occupational Therapist & Karl Schurr, Physiotherapist, The StrokeEd Collaboration, Australia





Application and Payment information:
  • Payment in full is taken at the time of application.
  • Payment of the fee does not guarantee you a place at this event.
  • Full payment must be received prior to the closing date in order to secure your place.
  • If the event is oversubscribed you will be provided with a full refund.
  • Successful applicants will be notified that they have a place at the event following the closing date.
  • Places are limited and members are advised to apply early to secure a place.
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