Hot Topics: Specific Strategies to Improve Outcomes for People after CVA: Part 2

  • ON-DEMAND Replay
  • Date: 28 July, 2022
  • CEUs: 0.15


This webinar will develop on ideas from Part 1 as well as provide new strategies to add to your toolbox. The overall emphasis will focus on insights and approaches for translating research into optimal treatment interventions.  Video examples of actual patient cases will be utilized to practice analysis of movement, and identification of priority limitations, to assist in identifying the best way to easily integrate the ideas into your plan of care. The priority will be for everyone to have a new idea to try in clinic the next day.

This will be accomplished by taking a deeper dive into the OPTIMAL theory providing some specific strategies that can be integrated into any setting. The importance of intensity will be reviewed emphasizing the integration of challenging balance activities into practice and the use of the Rate of Perceived Stability (RPS) scale to prioritize activity choices.  This will culminate into ways to successfully implement a progression of Perturbation Based Balance Training (PBBT) type interventions for patients following CVA.  You will leave this webinar with practical and evidence-based insights for your patients when returning to clinic.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast evidence-based interventions to improve gait for people with CVA.
  • Integrate various motor learning strategies into patient interventions.
  • Choose activities appropriate for using the Rate of Perceived Stability (RPS) scale.
  • Describe the progression of PBBT interventions for patients of varying functional levels to integrate into your current clinical practice.


About The Speaker(s)

J.J. Mowder-Tinney PT, PhD, NCS, c/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado – Boulder and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She has over 25 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings with the majority of experience working with people with neuromuscular deficits. She is board certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS), is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (c/NDT), received her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) from the American Stroke Association, certified as an Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and is a PT faculty scholar of the Parkinson’s Foundation. Dr. Mowder conducts nationwide seminars on the Treatment of Patients with Neurological deficits, Spinal Cord injuries, Balance challenges, Motor learning and Exercise Prescription for the Aging Adult. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association and in 2021 received the Marilyn Moffat Distinguished Service Award from the New York Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Mowder-Tinney is a Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at South College.

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