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Stroke SIG Student Corner

We look forward to sharing content with you and working with you during your student career. Please review the objectives of the group below, as well as watching this short video regarding our group's purpose. 

The objectives of this group are the following:

  • Provide resources and materials about rehabilitation management of individuals post-stroke for student learners.
  • Provide a platform for student learners to develop clinical skills related to rehabilitation management of individuals post-stroke.
  • Provide a platform for student learners to ask questions and seek feedback about rehabilitation management of individuals post-stroke.

Student Corner Liaisons

  • Lynn Johnson
  • Cicely Fabiano

Please use the online form below to send questions you would like answered to the Stroke SIG STUDENT CORNER LIAISONS. The goal of this platform is to provide a resource for students to ask questions they may have about Stroke Rehabilitation. Questions will be screened by the STUDENT CORNER LIAISONS. Questions will be used to guide future posts on this webpage. Questions will be answered by the Stroke clinical experts and a response will be posted on this webpage. 

We will keep your name anonymous on the webpage posting; however, we request that you complete the following information when submitting the “question(s) of interest”. This is requested in case we need to contact you to clarify a question.

Student Educational Resource Videos 

 

EXPERTS GUIDING YOU THROUGH STROKE MANAGEMENT 

 

Episode 1: Dr. Heather Hayes and DPT Student, Lynn Johnson - Gait Impairments Post Stroke 

  • Dr. Hayes and Ms. Johnson discuss the gait impairments of a woman post-stroke.  Using the Ranchos Los Amigos Gait Analysis format, impairments are identified and a treatment plan is formed.  

Episode 2: Dr. Heather Hayes and DPT Student, Jacob Striejewske - Examination Post Stroke Impairments

  • Dr. Hayes and Mr. Striejewske continue the discussion about the patient in episode 1.  This discussion focuses on the assessment of impairments. 

Episode 3: Dr. Heather Hayes and DPT Student Jacob Striejewske - Examination Post Stroke - Outcomes Assessment

Episode 4: Dr. Heather Hayes and DPT student, Kylie Roberts - AFO Clinical Practice Guidelines Post-Stroke

  • Dr. Hayes and Ms. Roberts discuss how to use the AFO CPG post-stroke in clinical practice given a patient case study example

Episode 5 - Case 1: Dr. Arco Paul and DPT student Kristen Hammack - High Intensity Gait Training (HIGT)

  • Dr. Paul and Ms. Hammack discuss how to use the HIGT CPG post-stroke in clinical practice given a patient case study example

Episode 5 - Case 2: Dr. Arco Paul and DPT student Kristen Hammack - High Intensity Gait Training (HIGT)

  • Dr. Paul and Ms. Hammack discuss how to use the HIGT CPG post-stroke in clinical practice given a second patient case study example

Episode 6 - Part 1: Dr. Rachelle Studer-Byrnes and Dr. Lynn Johnson - Defining Spasticity and Treatment Concepts for Patients Post-Stroke

  • Dr. Studer-Byrnes and Dr. Johnson discuss foundational concepts and clinical features of tone and spasticity. 
 
  • Dr. Romney and Ms. Hemmer discuss the evidence-based motivational and attentional factors involved in motor learning using OPTIMAL Theory

Episode 7 Pt 2: Dr. Wendy Romney and DPT student Mary Claire Hemmer: OPTIMAL Theory in Practice

  • Dr. Wendy Romney and DPT student Mary Claire Hemmer discuss a case-example of applying OPTIMAL theory in clinical practice for an individual post-stroke

Episode 8: Rachelle Studer-Byrnes and Dr. Lynn Johnson: Spasticity during gait

  • Rachelle Studer-Byrnes and Dr. Lynn Johnson discuss concepts of spasticity during gait

EXPERT RESPONSES TO YOUR QUESTIONS 

Episode 1: Dr. Heather Hayes - Falls and Fatigue

  • Dr. Hayes discusses the fear of falling and post-stroke fatigue  

Episode 2: Dr. Marissa Moran - Outcome Measures 

  •  Dr. Moran discusses diagnoses and tests she 'wished she knew' more in her early practice

Episode 3: Dr. Rachel Prusynski and Dr. Kiersten McCartney - DPT to PhD 

  • PhD Candidates Dr. Prusynski and Dr. McCartney discuss their respective paths into PhD programs 

Episode 4: Student Corner Question: Aphasia

  • Dr. Marissa Moran answers a student question about how best to communicate with patients with aphasia 

*The content in the videos is intended for professional educational purposes only. 

For additional content related to the all the discussions above please visit the following Clinical Practice Guidelines: 

Sample Test Questions

1.  A patient post-stroke with right hemiparesis demonstrates profound homonymous hemianopsia. Which of the following initial training strategies is BEST to assist in compensating for this deficit?

A.     Encourage decreased eye movements

B.     Encourage mirror therapy activities

C.     Provide guidance and reminders to look toward the right

D.     Provide guidance and reminders to look toward the left

Click here for a detailed explanation of the answer!

2.  A patient with a cerebrovascular accident demonstrates difficulty clearing the paretic foot during swing phase of gait due to hamstring weakness (MMT of 3+/5). The patient requires supervision during activities with a Berg Balance Score of 40/56. Which of the following physical therapy home program interventions is MOST APPROPRIATE?

A.      Alternating lower extremity marches while sitting on a therapeutic ball

B.      Repetitive stepping practice in standing while holding onto a counter

C.      Supine proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation extension patterns

D.      High-intensity gait training over obstacles in a busy environment

Click here for a detailed explanation of the answer !

ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE! 

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