Stroke and Occupational Therapy

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Stroke and Occupational Therapy

Task-specific training: evidence for and translation to clinical practice
Isobel J. Hubbard, Mark W. Parsons, Cheryl Neilson, Leeanne M. Carey

Post-stroke fatigue: qualitative study of three focus groups
Nancy A. Flinn, Jan E. Stube

A review of bilateral training for upper extremity hemiparesis
Mary Ellen Stoykov, Daniel M. Corcos

Description of a return-to-work occupational therapy programme for stroke rehabilitation in Singapore
Mei Leng Chan

The impact of stroke: insights from patients in Taiwan
Ya-Chen Lee, Yi-Miau Chen, I-Ping Hsueh, Yen-Ho Wang, Ching-Lin Hsieh

Relationship of Cognitive and Perceptual Abilities to Functional Independence in Adults Who Have Had a Stroke
Ted Brown, Jennifer Mapleston, Allison Nairn, Andrew Molloy
*link goes directly to full article due to recent publication date

Effects of robotic-aided rehabilitation on recovery of upper extremity function in chronic stroke: a single case study
Nancy A. Flinn, Jennifer L. Smith, Christopher J. Tripp, Matthew W. White

Occupational Therapist Eligibility Determination Updates

Just an update from NBCOT…

Effective July 31st, 2013, internationally educated occupational therapists must meet one of the following minimum criteria to be considered eligible for the OTR® certification examination.

Completion of an Entry-Level Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from a government authorized and/or WFOT approved college or university occupational therapy educational program AND a Post Professional Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy** OR

Completion of an Entry-Level Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from a government authorized and/or WFOT approved college or university occupational therapy educational program**

Click here to read more…

World Physical Therapy Day

About World PT Day

World Physical Therapy Day is held every year on 8th September, the day the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) was founded in 1951. It is a day when physical therapists (known in many countries as physiotherapists) can promote the profession and its work.

2012’s Campaign Message – Fit for Life

Fit for life embraces the important role physical therapists have in promoting activity and health among every section of the population at every stage of their life.

Key Messages
The four key messages under this year’s Fit for life campaign are:
• If you want to keep healthy, keep moving – all through your life.
• People who stay active are more likely to keep working, engaging and enjoying without having to depend on others. They are fit for life.
• Inactivity causes disability and contributes to millions of deaths around the world every year. It can lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
• You’re never too young or too old to stay active – just half an hour of moderate exercise (like walking fast) every day can make a real difference.

Source: WCPT

Mulligan Concept Practitioner’s Course

The Mulligan Concept Course will finally come here in the Philippines!

And, these courses are part of the CERTIFIED MULLIGAN PRACTITIONERS (CMP) COURSE!
( visit www.bmulligan.com for more information on becoming a CMP)

UPPER QUADRANT- October 20-21, 2012
LOWER QUADRANT- November 17-18, 2012

prerequisite: the Philippine Program is OPEN TO licensed PTs and MEDICAL DOCTORS ONLY and Limited to 20 participants

Introduction to the Mulligan Concept
Brian Mulligan’s concept of mobilisations with movement (MWMs) in the extremities and natural appophyseal glides (NAGS & SNAGs) in the spine are the logical continuance of the evolution of manual therapy with the concurrent application of both therapist applied accessory and patient generated active physiological movements.

The Mulligan Concept – The Upper Quarter
Nags, Snags, MWM’s and PRP’s – Examination & Treatment Techniques for the Cervical Spine, & Upper Extremity(October 20-21,2012)

Content: This exciting two day clinical workshop will present in depth the unique concept developed and refined by New Zealand physiotherapist Brian Mulligan. This concept will provide clinical practice with a stimulating new dimension, giving an extensive array of treatment options to manage a client list. All the latest techniques, including Nags, Snags, PRP’s and MWM’s, for the cervical spine, thoracic spine and upper extremity will be covered in this fully comprehensive programme. No previous experience of the Mulligan Concept is required to attend. Participants are given very close practical supervision to ensure high levels of competency and an understanding of technique application through clinical reasoning and patient demonstration.

The Mulligan Concept – The Lower Quarter Snags, MWM’s and PRP’s – Examination & Treatment Techniques for the Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine, Pelvis and Lower Extremity (November 17-18,2012)
Content: This exciting two day clinical workshop will present in depth the unique concept developed and refined by New Zealand physiotherapist Brian Mulligan. This concept will provide clinical practice with a stimulating new dimension, giving an extensive array of treatment options to manage a client list. All the latest techniques, including Snags, PRP’s and MWM’s, for the Lumbar spine, pelvis and lower extremity will be covered in this fully comprehensive programme. No previous experience of the Mulligan Concept is required to attend. Participants are given very close practical supervision to ensure high levels of competency and an understanding of technique application through clinical reasoning and patient demonstration.

Trainer
GORMAN NGAI
Gorman is a registered PT in Hong Kong and accredited teacher of Mulligan Concept. Aside from these, he has the following credentials:
MS in Manipulative Therapy (Curtin University)
MS in Healthcare Physiotherapy (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Institute)
Ceritificate in Acupuncture (HKU)
Clinical Pilates Instructor (DMA, Australia)
ACSM Exercise Specialist (ACSM)

Fees
(includes hand outs, certificates, AM and PM snacks and hands on experience)
2 day course – (either UPPER or LOWER QUADRANT only)
On or before June 15, 2012 -15,000PHP
June 16, 2012 to Sept 28, 2012 – 18,000PHP
October 1, 2012 to Onsite – 21,000PHP

Both courses:
On or before June 15, 2012 – 25,000PHP
June 16, 2012 to Sept 28, 2012 – 30,000PHP
October 1, 2012 to Onsite – 35,000PHP

For inquiries, please contact:
+639159096652 / +639328584372
email: leomil_mspt@yahoo.com / somaticphils@gmail.com

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