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Feb 23-25, 2024 Pensacola, FL CSRS – SOLD OUT

Feb 23-24-25, 2024

About the CSRS™

The CSRS™ enables physical and occupational therapists to become preeminent stroke clinicians through a rigorous set of courses culminating in a written examination and internationally-recognized credential. The program consists of a four-tiered, stroke educational program.

The certification begins with 9-hours of foundational content, delivered via an online learning management system. This content includes foundational concepts in stroke and neurorehabilitation (e.g., motor learning; neuroanatomy), and lays the groundwork for live labs and didactics. Required “knowledge checks” are delivered after each online learning module. After completing all of the online learning content, attendees take part in live didactics and labs which build on this core knowledge, occurring in a Friday-Saturday-Sunday format on a single weekend. The four-course series culminates in an online test administered via a secure website. Successful test completion with a score of 80% or above grants the CSRS™ certification, which are placed behind one’s professional credentials.

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Seminar Schedule

Day 1 Online Training Module - Must be completed prior to coming to live instructions on days 2-4

Evidence-Informed Practice: Process and Resources 45 minutes
Basic Neuroanatomy 45 minutes
Introduction to Neuroplasticity 30 minutes
Introduction to Motor Learning 20 minutes
Vision Anatomy and Visual Deficits 30 minutes
Perceptual Processes and Disorders 45 minutes
Shoulder Anatomy and Posture 30 minutes
Spasticity Measurement
Pain 40 minutes
Edema 20 minutes
Introduction to Balance Impairments 30 minutes
Fundamentals of Gait 20 minutes
Kinesiology Taping 20 minutes
Fundamentals of Electrical Stimulation 30 minutes
Mental Practice, Action Observation, and Mirror Therapy 30 minutes
Modified Constraint Induced Therapies 30 minutes
Psychosocial Conditions and Techniques 30 minutes
Pusher Syndrome 30 minutes

Day 2 (All Times Reflect Local Time at the Course Site Location)

8:00 to 8:15 Introduction
8:15 to 8:30 Neuroanatomy
8:30 to 9:15 Upper Extremity Assessment with Video Lab
9:15 to 9:30 BREAK
9:30 to 10:30 Lower Extremity Assessment with Video Lab
10:30 to 11:30 Motor Learning
11:30 to 12:15 LUNCH
12:15 to 1:45 Vision
1:45 to 2:15 Perceptual Assessments & Cases
2:15 to 2:30 Break
2:30 to 5:00 Balance

Day 3 (All Times Reflect Local Time at the Course Site Location)

8:00 to 8:15 The Trunk and Core
8:15 to 9:05 The Hemiparetic Shoulder: Support Strategies and the Low Tone Shoulder
9:05 to 11:05 Scapular Mobilization and Lateral Rotation Techniques
11:05 to 11:50 UE Spasticity
11:50 to 12:15 Distal Movement
12:15 to 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 to 1:15 LE Spasticity
1:15 to 2:30 Executive Function
2:30 to 2:40 BREAK
2:40 to 3:40 Electrical Stimulation Lab
3:40 to 5:00 Intervention Lab

Day 4 (All Times Reflect Local Time at the Course Site Location)

8:00 to 11:00 Bed Mobility/Sit to Stand/Gait Lab (BREAK IS INTEGRATED)
11:00 to 12:00 Orthotics
12:00 to 12:45 LUNCH
12:45 to 1:45 Kinesiology Taping
1:45 to 2:00 BREAK
2:00 to 2:30 Case Studies
2:30 to 3:00 CSRS Testing Information

Location and Directions

This course will take place at HCA Florida West Hospital Rehabilitation Center located at 8383 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32514. The lecture portion will be held in the auditorium on the 7th floor of the main hospital and the lab portion will be held in the Rehab Center Therapy Gym. There is no fee to park at the facility. A map of the parking lot will be provided to participants closer to the date of the course start date. Please note that on Friday, participants can only park in the “green” areas on the map and on Saturday and Sunday, participants can park in any of the lots.

The facility will provide a light breakfast and a snack at the afternoon break. Lunch is on your own. The facility does have refrigerators and microwaves available in case anyone wants to bring their lunch. The facility also has a cafeteria on site with a limited Chick-Fil-A menu available on Friday and a Subway that is available the entire weekend.

Currently, there are no covid restrictions at this facility. While there is no dress code for the course, we do recommend you wear comfortable clothing (e.g. athletic wear).

We do not make hotel recommendations or block rooms at hotels. However, the facility nicely provided a list of hotels in the area. Please see the list below.
*Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola I-10 North at University Town Plaza - 7050 Plantation Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504•(850) 505-7500
*Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola - 451 Creighton Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504•(850) 857-7744
*Springhill Suites by Marriott Pensacola - 487 Creighton Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504•(850) 475-0055
*Home2 Suites by Hilton Pensacola I-10 at North Davis Hwy - 7753 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32514•(850) 466-4748
*Holiday Inn Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel - 7813 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32514•(850) 472-1400
*Candlewood Suites Pensacola - University Area, an IHG Hotel - 1953 Northcross Ln, Pensacola, FL 32514•(850) 435-4690

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Would You Like a CSRS™ T-Shirt With That?

Made of a canvas blend (really nice, soft, t-shirts), our distressed-gray T-shirts proudly display the CSRS logo on the front, in Winter Blue, with the words, “Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist”™ in black.

On the back appear the words “Eat, Sleep, Treat, Repeat”™ in distressed Winter Blue, overlaid onto a vintage brain rendering. Just below the brain are the words “Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy”  in black. 

S, M, L, and XL sizes are available, while supplies last. Short-sleeved shirts only available at this time. When you purchase through this website, $5.00 S/H will automatically be added to the price. For Ohio-based customers, an additional 7.5% tax is added (per state law – we wouldn’t do this stuff by choice, would we?!)

“Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist,”™ “CSRS,”™ and “Eat, Sleep, Treat, Repeat”™ are trademarks of Neurorecovery Unlimited, LLC and may not be used without express written permission.

Shirts can also be purchased when registering for a course.


This course has already occurred. Please explore one of our upcoming CSRS courses.


Welcome to CSRS!™

All course materials will be posted for your course under the My Courses tab approximately 10 days before the live seminar weekend. Please download the ZIP files for your sessions. These files include PDF copies of the slides that we will use during the CSRS™ sessions and additional assessments/exercises/handouts that we will use during the course.

Please note that no paper copies of these documents will be available at the course site. Wireless access can sometimes be touchy as we all know. So, we advise you to have a back up plan – make sure to download or print your materials in advance of the course, as Internet access can sometimes be unreliable!

The course documents are in PDF format and can be read using Adobe Reader. You can download Adobe Reader for free.

Also, as a friendly reminder, you are responsible for signing in and out during the courses, and for completing your evaluation and printing your certificate at the conclusion of the course.