Clinical Connections: Applying High Intensity Gait Training to Improve Walking Outcomes in Neurologic Rehab
While the physical therapist is primarily involved in development of a plan of care related to improving walking outcomes; across the continuum all professionals have a role in this goal. Many rehabilitation professionals incorporate walking into other rehab activities and patients/caregivers will often ask questions of multiple providers as it relates to their care in specific domains. Having all professionals involved understand the evidence, importance, and key contributors to improving walking outcomes is key to proving consistent care.
Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, case managers, social workers, physiatrists/physicians, psychologists, fellows, and residents involved with rehabilitation are encouraged to attend.
By the end of the presentation, participants will:
1. Discuss the key recommendations from the 2020 CPG addressing locomotor function in people with chronic stroke, brain, and spinal cord injury.
2. Identify the roles of specificity, repetition, and intensity in promoting optimal walking outcomes for people with stroke, brain, and spinal cord injury.
3. Apply the concepts from the CPG and principles of experience-dependent neuroplasticity to the evaluation and treatment of patients in the inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient settings
4pm Sign in
4:15pm Welcome and Introduction Briana Kelly
4:20pm Presentation and Q&A Hallie Zeleznik, Darcy
Bonaventura, Ruth Hallas
Briana Kelly, MOT, OT/L
Director of Operations
UPMC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
Darcy Bonaventura, PT, DPT UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
Ruth Hallas, PT, DPT UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, AAPA Category 1 CME, and ASWB. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.50 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.50 ASWB
- 1.50 Attendance