Functional Motor Recovery: Neurologic Gait Disorders
This 4 hour course will review neurologic dysfunction and facilitation of motor recovery to improve functional gait and dynamic balance.
Lecture will include a summary of current principles of neuroplasticity and its application to motor recovery. Education will include an overview of neurologic dysfunction in relation to gait for patient's sustaining a spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, and peripheral neuropathy.
Additional time will be spent discussing how to incorporate neuroplasticity principles and facilitation into gait and dynamic balance training for patients with Neurologic disorders. Rehab principles associated with different types of technology including, body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT), NMES, FES, and FES cycle will be reviewed. As practitioners we know every patient’s goal is to return to walking. Time will be spent reviewing barriers to gait training, identifying appropriate DME to facilitate safety with gait training, and use of technology as appropriate.
7:30-8:00a Registration and sign-in
8:00-8:30a Neuroplasticity Review
8:30-9:15a Commonly Seen Gait Dysfunctions
9:15-9:45a Barriers to Safe Gait Training
10:00-10:45a Valid and Reliable Outcome Measures for Gait Training
10:45-11:30a Best Practices for Gait Training
11:30-12:15p Demonstrations & Questions
Sarah Glowacki, PT, DPT, NCS
Sarah has been practicing for 9 years at Advocate Christ Medical Center (ACMC), with experience working with neurological populations mainly in the inpatient rehabilitation setting, as well as the acute care and outpatient settings. Sarah is a level III therapist who has been an active participant of the Stroke Committee for 8 years and have previously served as the chair. Through her involvement with the Stroke Committee, Sarah has performed staff training, community presentations, development of and presentation at the ACMC’s Stroke Course in 2011 and 2015. Sarah received her board certification in Neurology in 2014 and serves as a mentor to staff for the neurological population. Sarah received her LSVT Big certification in 2014. Sarah also remains active with the IPTA previously serving as the chair for their iMAP program. Sarah graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and from Midwestern University in 2009 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
J Corey Silver PT, DPT
Cory graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 as well as a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2013. While working on his degrees Cory was a research assistant in the Integrative Physiology Lab at UIC where he assisted with a randomized controlled trial which studied the effects of various modes of exercise on cardiovascular function in participants with Multiple Sclerosis. Since graduating Cory has developed broad experience treating a full spectrum of neurologic and orthopedic condition
Cory holds two certifications in vestibular rehabilitation therapy, and a certification from the American Spinal Injury Association on the International Standards. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and their Neurologic and Orthopedic Sections.
Location: Advocate Christ Hospital
Address: 4440 95th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453