Course 1: Stroke Rehabilitation – Neurosplashticity- EDT
- Principles of neuroplasticity that can be conducted in the aquatic environment.
- Benefits of aquatics for patients recovering from stroke.
- Best techniques to create neurosplashticity
Mike Studer (PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA) received his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1991. He received his post-professional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. He has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995 and has been designated a Certified Exercise Expert in the Aging Adult (CEEAA) by the Geriatric Section of the APTA. Mike has served as the vice-president of the Neurology Section of the APTA and has been the chair of several special interest groups including the Practice Committee of the Academies of Neurology and Geriatric PT. He is a full-time treating therapist at, and founder of, Northwest Rehabilitation Associates in Oregon. Mr. Studer has presented courses and published articles on neurologic and geriatric rehabilitation since 1995 and has authored or co-authored several book chapters as well. Mike is now regularly a guest lecturer on an international basis at several universities and national meetings on the topics of balance, motor control, motor learning, cognitive impairment and case management. He was awarded the 2011 Clinician of the Year by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – a section of the American Physical Therapy Association – and the same award by the Academy of Geriatric PT – making him the first to receive this national distinction from each section.