Stroke Camp

Des Moines, IA US
August 19, 2019 to August 23, 2019

Registration


Registrations are being accepted by invitation only. Please contact Dr. Kathy Mercuris at 515-271-1734 or kathy.mercuris@dmu.edu to register yourself or a patient. 
 

Stroke Camp is an elective course offered to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students at Des Moines University.  During the camp, individuals post-CVA receive intensive physical therapy treatment delivered by DMU DPT students and Drake University Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) students under the supervision of faculty and clinician volunteers.

Join the camp for a day (or more!) as a supervising therapist! In addition to benefiting patients with stroke, you will make an invaluable contribution to DMU DPT students and Drake OTD students who are eager to learn and practice. You also can earn up to four continuing education hours.

Encourage your clients with stroke to register for this free program. They’ll work with a team of DMU DPT students and Drake OTD students, faculty and supervising clinicians who will plan therapy sessions customized to meet their needs. Each participant will also receive a post-camp home exercise program. 

Intensive, individualized physical therapy can help stroke survivors improve their gait, balance, strength and dexterity. That’s the purpose of Des Moines University’s annual “stroke camp,” hosted on campus since 2012 by DMU’s DPT program. Watch the video below to learn more.

Agenda

Monday at Des Moines University
8:30 amIntroductions and Collection of Paper Forms
9 amClinical Examination/Testing
10:45 amIndividual Examination Time with Primary Students
11:45 amLunch
12:15 pmTreatment: Balance, Gait, Arm/Hand
1:30 pmTai Chi
2 pmGroup Game
2:30 pmWrap-Up
3 pm Adjourn
Tuesday at Des Moines University
9 amWelcome
9:15 amGroup Exercise
10:15 amTreatment 1: Balance, Gait, Arm/Hand
11 amTreatment 2: Balance, Gait, Arm/Hand
11:45 amLunch
12:30 pmTreatment 3: Balance, Gait, Arm/Hand
1:30 pmYoga
2 pmGroup Game
2:30 pmWrap-Up
3 pm Adjourn
Wednesday at Drake University
9 amWelcome
9:15 amGroup Exercise and Yoga Review
10:15 amTreatment with Focus on Activities of Daily Living
11:45 amLunch
12:30 pmTreatment continued
1:30 pmTai Chi
2 pmGroup Game
2:30 pmWrap-Up
3 pm Adjourn
Thursday at Des Moines University
9 amWelcome
9:15 amGroup Exercise
10:15 amTreatment 1: Balance, Gait, Arm/Hand
11 amTreatment 2: Balance, Gait, Arm/Hand
11:45 amLunch
12:30 pmTreatment 3: Balance, Gait, Arm/Hand
1:30 pmTai Chi
2 pmGroup Game
2:30 pmWrap-Up
3 pm Adjourn
Friday at Des Moines University
9 amWelcome
9:15 amClinical Examination/Testing
10:45 amArt or Group Activity
11:30 amLunch
11:30 amYoga (significant other is invited for lunch and remainder of the day)
12:15 pmInstruction in Home Exercise Program
1:15 pmSummarize Test Results and Wrap Up
1:45 pmGroup Photo - Wear Your Stroke Camp T-Shirt!
2 pmAdjourn

Objectives

  • Verbalize an understanding of anxiety prevalence and the need for additional research on mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) post-stroke.
  • List two preferred methods of MBI for people post-stroke.
  • Understand the effectiveness of MBI based on the measures- Barthel ADL Index, Daily Living Self-Efficacy Scale (DLSES) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-A).
  • Discuss the applicability of MBI for people post-stroke living in the local area.

Instructor

Kathy Mercuris, P.T., D.H.S.

Kathy Mercuris, PT, DHS, C/NDT, CEEAA received her BS in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University and her Doctorate in Health Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. She is certified in adult hemiplegia by the Neurodevelopment Association, is a certified Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention instructor, and has Certification as Exercise Expert in Aging Adults.  She has 38 years of experience working with individuals with neurologic dysfunction and teaching in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Des Moines University.

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 4.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
    Course opens: 
    08/19/2019
    Course expires: 
    09/09/2019
    Event starts: 
    08/19/2019 - 8:00am
    Event ends: 
    08/23/2019 - 4:00pm
    Cost:
    $0.00
    Rating: 
    0
    Des Moines University
    3200 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    United States
    +1 (515) 271-1596

    Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.

    Travel

     

    Offered to clinicians completing one full day of supervision during the Stroke Camp. Prior to the camp, the clinician volunteers will:

    • Read two required articles.
    • Participate in a one-hour on-line or phone discussion with all of the clinicians and course instructor. Scheduled for late afternoon or early evening in August. 
    • Complete a post-test related to the content in the two provided research articles.

    Available Credit

    • 4.00 CE Contact Hour(s)

    Accreditation Period

    Course opens: 
    08/19/2019
    Course expires: 
    09/09/2019

    Price

    Cost:
    $0.00
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