Getting the arms and legs into action after a stroke can be difficult tasks for therapists to manage. Walking and reaching are universally necessary elements of daily task performance. The patient’s “activities of passion” reveal their unique demands for walking and reaching while their stroke impairments define current barriers of access and control for those motions. In this seminar, we will explore walking and reaching within patient defined activities and learn to select conditions of training, how and when to integrate actions in the extremities concurrently, and how one extremity might potentiate the other.
Open to all PTs, PTAs, OTs, and OTAs. Training level is intermediate to advanced.