Stroke Rehabilitation: Practical Assessment and
Treatment Methods 2015

Presenters:  Louise Gustafsson, PhD and Deirdre Cooke, PhD

Dr Louise Gustafsson is the Head of Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland. As a clinician, educator and researcher she has specialist interest and skills in stroke rehabilitation and recovery. Past and current research themes are related to assessment and management of the stroke-affected upper limb, and improving transition to home and community living outcomes for people with stroke.

Dr Gustafsson initiated and moderates a national email listserv for occupational therapists working in the area of neurology and is the Occupational Therapy Australia representative on the Australian Stroke Coalition.

Dr Deirdre Cooke, is the Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Mater Private Hospital Rehab Unit in Brisbane, and does some clinical lecturing at the University of Queensland.  Her areas of clinical specialty and research interest include neurological rehabilitation following stroke, acquired brain injury and Parkinsons’ Disease.  Development of a new standardised screening tool for visual perception – The Occupational Therapy Adult Perceptual Screening Test (The OT-APST) was the topic of her PhD thesis.

Deirdre has worked in a number of acute care and rehabilitation settings since graduation in 1988.  Her current job at the Mater Private Rehab Unit allows her to combine her many interests of clinical work, Allied Health team leadership, discharge planning and clinical research.

Deirdre and Louise are currently implementing and evaluating the process of ‘Translating Research Evidence into Practice’ for Stroke Rehabilitation and recovery at the Mater Private Rehabilitation Unit in Brisbane.

Presentation of this two day course will include evidence-based theory underlying practice, practical demonstrations (if clients available), use of client videos for discussion of clinical scenarios, and clinical problem-solving for complex patient presentations.

The learning outcomes from this workshop are:

  1. The attendees will receive information regarding the models of care, assessment and treatment approaches currently supported by evidence, and discussion of areas not currently supported by evidence.
  2. The attendees will develop or consolidate skills in assessment of impairments following stroke.
  3. The attendees will develop or consolidate skills in choosing and implementing the most appropriate interventions for impairments following stroke.
  4. The attendees will receive information regarding other common clinical scenarios and consequences of stroke and impact on daily life tasks.
2 Day Motor Training Post Stroke Course
Date Friday 20th February and Saturday 21st February 2015. 8:30-16:30 daily
Venue St Catherine’s College, 2 Park Road, Nedlands.
Cost Early bird before 31/12/14Member $400Rural/ remote member $300

Standard rate after 31/12/14

Member $500

Rural/remote member $370

Non-members $750

Refreshments Welcome coffee /tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

WA OT Assoc PD Registration Form(2014)