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Stroke Rehabilitation - Enhancing Locomotor Function

Course #: 03-394

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

The extent to which muscle power limits walking performance or whether its remediation should be a primary component of locomotor rehabilitation has yet to be established.  The purpose of this CEU course is to examine the feasibility and the effects of Post-stroke Optimization of Walking using Explosive Resistance (POWER) training, a high-intensity and high-velocity lower-limb power training program and an intervention aimed at improving post stroke muscular and locomotor function.  Also evaluated is the effects of long-term Kinesio Tape (KT) application to quadriceps muscles on isokinetic muscle strength, gait, and functional parameters in patients with stroke.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss how the improvement of walking speed is related to overall health status and a predictor of recovery.

2.  Explain what muscle power deficits are associated with.

3.  Investigate how Kinesio Tape enhances muscle activation and reeducation.

CEU Course Syllabus

  Stroke Overview   0.30 CEUs  
  Lower Limb Muscle Power Training   0.42 CEUs
  Results of Training on Locomotor Function     0.20 CEUs
  Kinesio Taping Study Overview   0.52 CEUs
  Study Results and Discussion   0.56 CEUs

Total = 2 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Basic

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