The Pre-Conference Institute Sessions will be held the Friday prior to VOTA's Annual Conference, October 26, 2018.
*Pre-Conference Institutes require a separate registration from the Annual Conference registration.
Stroke Rehab: Utilizing a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Improve Outcomes
Kelly F. Ptachick, MS, OTR/L, CSRS
The incidence of stroke continues to rise annually and each year more individuals survive stroke, thus making it the leading cause of disability. Furthermore, changes in reimbursement have led to decreased length of stays and a decreased number of visits in the acute, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, home health and outpatient settings. These factors make it increasingly important for therapists to maximize the effectiveness of their interventions, across the continuum of care, in order to improve patient outcomes in a shorter period of time. OTs must work as a team with PTs, SLPS and other medical professionals to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care based on current evidence-based practice. This course is designed to review common deficits resulting from stroke (hemiparesis, visual-perceptual, apraxia, cognitive, balance, spasticity) and instruct therapists on how to effectively evaluate and treat these deficits with an emphasis on a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Participants will also review the importance of utilizing evidence-based practice to guide patient interventions and will be provided with tips on how to easily access the current research. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on lab activities and discuss case studies utilizing a roundtable format.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: There will be NO refunds issued less than 30 days prior to conference. Refunds may be issued if requested more than 30 days prior to conference, [less a $30 cancellation fee]
REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 23!