Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide [SA]

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Start: Thu 02 Jul 2020
End: Sat 04 Jul 2020
RSVP: Thu 11 Jun 2020


Start: 08:00 AM
Check-in: 07:30 AM
End: 05:00 PM


APA Member Price: $1,112.00 Add to Cart
Non Member Price: $1,390.00 Add to Cart
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Established in 2011, the StrokeEd collaborators aim to provide evidence-based workshops that improve the skills, knowledge and practice of students and neuro-rehabilitation therapists, and influence the delivery of physical rehabilitation services to stroke survivors. 

All members of the StrokeEd Collaboration are:

  • Experienced clinicians, educators and active researchers
  • Recognised leaders in their profession
  • Higher research degree graduates (PhD or masters by research)
  • Providers of rehabilitation in public and/or private health, including tele-rehabilitation
  • Registered physiotherapists and occupational therapists

Our Mission 

To teach evidence-based stroke rehabilitation, to optimise recovery post-stroke

Our Vision

  • That graduate physiotherapists and occupational therapists have the skills, knowledge, confidence and competence to routinely deliver evidence-informed physical rehabilitation
  • That stroke survivors receive prompt, evidence-based rehabilitation regardless of their geographic location, ability to pay, age or the experience of treating therapists



By the end of the 3 days, participants will be able to:

  • Name the essential components of normal reach and manipulation.
  • Recognise common compensations when observing stroke survivors attempting to grasp objects, and explain how to minimise compensatory strategies.
  • Name and discuss factors thought to contribute to the development of muscle overactivity, spasticity and stiffness, and intervention strategies to help minimise these secondary problems.
  • Explain the relationship and differences between overactivity, spasticity, muscle length changes and stiffness, missing essential components and compensations.
  • Plan and conduct an assessment and training session with a stroke survivor using motor learning principles and task-specific practice.
  • Discuss factors which affect motor learning, and can be modified to enhance learning and increase client practice.
  • Use an electrical stimulation machine to stimulate upper limb muscles.
  • Discuss current evidence for constraint-induced movement therapy, mental practice, mirror box therapy and electrical stimulation for improving upper limb motor recovery

For further details regarding this course please access the following link: http://strokeed.com/about-workshops/evidence-based-upper-limb-retraining/ 



Annie McCluskey is an occupational therapist and health services researcher. She is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University, and works as an occupational therapist, research and clinical mentor in private practice.  Annie is co-director of the OTseeker evidence database (www.otseeker.com).  Clinical specialty areas include evidence-based interventions and outcome measurement for adults with neurological conditions (particularly stroke and brain injury), motor rehabilitation including upper limb and (adult) handwriting retraining, and optimising community participation.

Annie has received over $4 million in research funding, and published 75 peer reviewed papers including a Cochrane review, and eight book chapters.  She was lead investigator on a cluster randomised trial the ‘Out-and-About’ trial which evaluated the efficacy and cost effectiveness of a knowledge translation program to help change the practice of occupational therapists and physiotherapists, and improve participation by stroke survivors.


Karl Schurr is a physiotherapist and clinician researcher. Until mid 2016, he was employed in the stroke unit at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Karl has published 23 peer-reviewed papers, including a Cochrane review on the effectiveness of stretching to prevent contractures. An early publication on exercise dosage has been cited over 50 times. He is a co-investigator on several published and ongoing randomised trials evaluating the effectiveness of therapy interventions for older people and stroke survivors.

Karl’s commitment to rehabilitation research was recently recognised with an ‘Outstanding Research Achievement’ award in 2012 by the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. This award followed completion of a $200,000 project, ‘Optimising rehabilitation outcomes’ led by Karl, which produced 13 peer-reviewed publications over five years. He presents regularly at national and international conferences, and invited workshops on upper and lower limb rehabilitation after stroke in countries such as Chile, Singapore, India, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Scotland/England and South Africa.



Day 1: 8am-  5pm

Day 2: 8am - 4.30pm 

Day 3: 8am - 4pm 



OTA Member: $975

OTA Student & New Graduate: $880

Non Member: $1390

Members must be logged in with username and password in order to register at the member rate.


APA Members

OTA and APA are pleased to annouce a CPD partnership for this course. APA members are able to attend the course at the reduced OTA non member rate of $1112*. 

To register please use the APA member rate option. 

*please note all registrations under the APA rate will be cross checked with APA for memerbship status.  


Flinders Medical Centre,

Flinders Dr,

Bedford Park,

SA, 5042.



Tuesday 11th June 11.55pm


Workshop materials are now provided to you electronically via an online platform, Course Genius. Approximately one week prior to the commencement of the workshop we will email instructions for you to follow to access these workshop resources. Please be sure to check all email folders, including junk for this correspondence. 



Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.



By attending the full 3 days for this CPD event, members will be able to claim up to 24 hours towards their CPD requirements. 



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