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Continuing Education for Rehabilitation Professionals

Pathophysiology: New Advances in Treatment

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Pathophysiology: New Advances in Treatment     $29.95

This lecture is part of the following course:
Stroke Rehabilitation


This fantastic overview of stroke pathophysiology discusses the latest advances in stroke response, rehabilitation and general thinking. Learners will be able to recognize common definitions associated with stroke and the risk factors associated with having a stroke. The professor explains how to identify neuroplasticity and how we can use this in increasing function, as well as how to differentiate aspects of neuroplasticity and how the brain works to improve function. The course also outlines how to recognize key elements in Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in order to assist with improving function.Exploring Hand Therapy

This presentation was originally produced by Exploring Hand Therapy.

Continuing education credits

  • This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.
  • AOTA: This program is offered for 0.10 CEUs, Intermediate Level:

    • Domain of OT: Client Factors.
    • Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation and Intervention.

    EDUCATA is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

  • NBCOT: 1.25 PDU (Course includes assessment component.)

Note: Post-test must be passed with a score of 80% or more in order to receive certificate of completion.

Contact Hours: 1.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain common definitions associated with stroke.
  2. Identify risk factors associated with having a stroke.
  3. Identify neuroplasticity and how we can use this to increase function.
  4. Differentiate aspects of neuroplasticity and how the brain works to improve function.
  5. Recognize key elements in Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy to assist with improving function.


The professor of this course has NOT endorsed or received any compensation from the manufacturers or distributors of any of the materials discussed in this presentation.

Financial: Dr. Baras works as a private practitioner in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Pinellas County, Florida. He is also a Clinical Preceptor for the University of South Florida School of Medicine, where he teaches physical diagnosis. He receives compensation from EDUCATA and Exploring Hand Therapy as the professor of this course.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Baras has developed programs and services for various medical and rehabilitation topics, including stroke, fibromyalgia, chronic pain and pain management, sports injuries, foot disorders and arthritis. He is also considered a clinical expert in functional loss and disability and is often asked to perform independent medical examinations with special attention to motor vehicle accidents.

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