Stroke Survivors: Effective Management of Patients in Physical and Occupational Therapy

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NCORE Training & Events, The Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Pride Park, DERBY DE24 8JE

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Dr. Pradip Kumar Ghosh PT, Ph.D., DMS, M.Sc, - Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Maryville University, St. Louis, USA

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Date:  13th & 14th March 2024

Venue: NCORE Training & Events, The Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE.

Trainer:  Dr. Pradip Kumar Ghosh PT, Ph.D., DMS, M.Sc, Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Maryville University, St. Louis, USA


Stroke is the leading cause of death and disability in the UK. While the majority of strokes occur in the older people, about one third of first time strokes happen in middle-aged adults. There are 1.3 million stroke survivors living in the UK today and most of them are disabled who need long-term assistance from caregivers and from society.

This two-day course will focus on therapeutic management of stroke survivors and address the latest research and clinical advances that have impacted the functional improvement following rehabilitation of individual with stroke.

The concepts and principles of this intermediate to advance-level course will enhance the clinician’s knowledge base and hands-on skills through lecture, case studies, videotape presentations, and lab sessions including demonstration and practice Instruction will focus on review and analysis of relevant topics including risk factors, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and secondary complications. Diagnostic tests, evaluations, differential diagnosis, sensory-motor deficits, medical management, acute and post-acute rehabilitation with different intervention strategies, and evidence-based information on rehabilitation will also be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on current research and novel discoveries on variety of therapeutic approaches in the rehabilitation of stroke survivors.

Course Aims

At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe stroke syndromes and link them to the corresponding damaged areas of brain.
  • Understand diagnostic technologies for differentiation between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes
  • Implement at least 3 examination procedures used to evaluate patients with stroke in order to establish a diagnosis and plan of care.
  • Discuss the scientific and clinical rationale behind the development of plan of care for improvement of functional mobility in individuals following stroke
  • Identify and describe intervention strategies to promote functional movements in patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic stroke and relate them to current evidences.
  • Identify and implement different treatment techniques to improve balance and gait in managing the patient with stroke.
  • Describe and demonstrate at least 3 treatment strategies in improving awareness of individual with perceptual deficits following stroke
  • Identify dysfunctional movement patterns of upper extremity and implement 5 treatment techniques to reduce the pattern and improve overall functions.
  • Demonstrate taping of shoulder, hand, knee, and ankle for protection of joints, management of pain and facilitation of movements.

Who will Benefit

The course is suitable for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists with an intermediate level of experience.

    CPD Hours: 16

    Fee: £375.00

    Contact:  NCORE |  | 01332 254679 |