Overview

Stroke can cause profound disability, and optimal rehabilitation can improve the functional capability of stroke survivors. Spasticity is a common disabling impairment post stroke, and can be very difficult to manage.

Hear from leaders in the field as they expound on the current understanding of the neurophysiology of spasticity, and its medical and physical management, including the use of functional electrical stimulation. This workshop also aims to inspire and empower participants in the use of technology and behavioural approaches to optimise recovery post stroke via lectures, practicals, patient demonstration and case studies.


Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

The course seeks to provide course participants with advance knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of spasticity and its impact of the functional outcomes of patients. Additionally, the course teaches participants strategies to improve patients’ adherence to exercise programmes.

 

At the completion of the workshop, the following objectives will be achieved:

Topic Objectives
Assessment and Management of Spasticity
  • Describe the neurophysiology underlying spasticity post stroke
  • Apply techniques to measure spasticity
  • Discuss effect of spasticity on recovery
  • Discuss the evidence supporting management of spasticity
  • Administer functional electrical stimulation in the management of spasticity
  • Identify ways of incorporating health technology in stroke rehabilitation
Increasing adherence to stroke rehabilitation programs
  • Identify barriers and motivators to participation in stroke rehabilitation programs
  • Develop strategies to remove barriers and enhance adherence to rehabilitation programs
  • Who Should Attend

    • Physiotherapists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Rehabilitation Physicians
    • Healthcare Nurses
     

    Prerequisites

    Participants are required to have a healthcare related qualification.
     

    Certificate and Assessment

    A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

    • Attend 75% of the programme, and
    • Pass the non-credit bearing assessment at the end of the programme

    A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:

    • Attend 75% of the programme, and
    • Pass the credit-bearing assessment at the end of the programme

    Schedule

    Dates Venue

    9 Mar 2018 (Fri)

    SR2K lab, Academic Plaza SIT@Dover,
    10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683

    10 Mar 2018 (Sat)

    SR4A, University Tower & SR1C at University Services Centre,
    SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683

    Workshop Day 1

    Time Topic Speaker
    8:30am Registration and Introduction
    9:00am Neurophysiology of Spasticity Professor Jane Burridge, University of Southhampton, UK
    9:40am Overview of Therapy Management of Spasticity and Measurement of Spasticity Professor Jane Burridge, University of Southhampton, UK
    10:20am Teabreak and Networking
    10:50am Measuring Spasticity in the Clinic (Practical) Professor Jane Burridge, University of Southhampton, UK
    12:00pm Lunch
    1:00pm Medical and surgical management of spasticity in stroke Dr Kong Keng He, Senior Consultant, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
    2:30pm Tea break and networking
    2:45pm Other physical interventions to manage spasticity: Serial casting (Lecture and demonstration of a lower limb cast) Mr Lim Pang Hung, Senior Principal Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
    5:00pm Questions and Answers
    5:30pm End of Day 1 Workshop


    Workshop Day 2

    Time Topic Speaker
    8:30am Registration and Recap
    9:00am Using technology in stroke rehabilitation Professor Jane Burridge, University of Southhampton, UK
    9:40am Using Functional Electrical Stimulation in the management of Spasticity Professor Jane Burridge, University of Southhampton, UK
    10:30am Teabreak and Networkingg
    11:00am Patient demonstration and discussion Professor Jane Burridge, University of Southhampton, UK
    12:15am Lunch Ms Jasmine Kang
    1:15pm Increasing adherence to stroke rehabilitation programs – a look at barriers and motivators – Lecture and Group Activity Associate Professor Amanda Connell, Programme Director, Singapore Institute of Technologyn
    3:00pm Tea break and networking
    3:30pm Increasing adherence to stroke rehabilitation programs – a look at barriers and motivators – Lecture and Group Activity) - continued Associate Professor Amanda Connell, Programme Director, Singapore Institute of Technology
    4:45pm Assessment, Question and Answer, Summary
    5:30pm End of Day 2 Workshop

    Fees

    Category Full Fee After SF Series Funding After SF Mid-Career
    Enhanced Subsidy
    Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
    Singapore PR
    $1,284 $385.20 Not Eligible
    Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,284 $385.20 $145.20
    Non-Singaporeans $1,284 Not Eligible Not Eligible

    Note:

    • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
    • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

    Terms & Conditions:

    SkillsFuture Course Funding

    To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

    1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
    2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

    SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

    To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

    1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
    2. Be at least 40 years old
    3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

    SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

    Key Info

    Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 1386839
    Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
    Date 09 Mar 2018 (Fri) to
    10 Mar 2018 (Sat)

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