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The Comprehensive Neurorehabilitation Update

Cutting-edge strategies, updates, and best practices for clinicians who provide care for patients with CNS trauma and neurological diseases

Patients with stroke, TBI, SCI, and degenerative neurological diseases face significant disruption to so many facets of their lives, and clinicians are left with so many treatment dimensions to consider, that rehabilitation is never simple. These challenges are compounded by the fact that rehabilitation approaches are now in a period of rapid expansion. It’s difficult to stay current with, choose, and use the best options for neurorehabilitation—yet this is key to optimizing patient outcomes.

It’s with these challenges in mind that we are introducing this exciting new program: NeuroRehabilitation 2017. Many of the country’s most experienced and committed neurorehabilitation experts will present cutting-edge clinical interventions, the latest findings, practical education, and hands-on methods to further your expertise in guiding your patients to their maximum level of function.

Clinicians who provide care for patients with CNS trauma and neurological diseases can rely on this new update for proven, state-of-the-art practices and take-home tools to heighten your success in effectively and efficiently helping your patients gain the skills that will improve their health and quality of life.

Enhanced and Accelerated Recovery

This program includes important updates, new best practices, and state-of-the-art approaches to enhance and accelerate recovery, including:  

  • Pharmacologic interventions
  • Transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation
  • Early mobilization in the ICU
  • Approaches to bone health after SCI
  • Chemical denervation procedures
  • Neuroendocrine treatment
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Upper extremity muscle-tendon transfers
  • Approaches to ambulation after SCI
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Visual rehabilitation
  • Treatment of hemispatial neglect
  • Constraint-induced language therapy
  • Treatment of adjustment issues
  • Music therapy
  • Exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease

Improved Quality of Life

This program includes strategies, best practices, and cutting-edge approaches to help foster quality of life:

  • Wellness interventions
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Alternative medicine approaches
  • Adjustment of the caregiver
  • Sports and exercise
  • Treatment of the post-stroke shoulder
  • Addressing sexuality after SCI

Evolving Treatment Options

This program offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the future of treatment options and how and when they will impact patient outcomes:

  • Stem cells
  • Brain-computer interface
  • Functional neuroimaging in disorders of consciousness
  • Changes in the continuum of care
  • Harnessing the placebo effect
  • Alzheimer’s disease therapies
  • Acute SCI treatments

Expanded Understanding of a Wide Range of Neurological Conditions

This program covers common, rare, and emerging neurological conditions to deepen attendees' knowledge and enhance their decisions concerning neurorehabilitation options:

  • The patient with post-concussion symptoms
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • CNS plasticity
  • Aging with SCI
  • The young stroke patient
  • Social cognition and affective processing in neurodegenerative diseases
  • The patient with CNS Lyme disease