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Charleston, SC

November 21-22, 2020 December 5-6, 2020

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

8:00 to 9:15 Evidence Based Therapy
9:15 to 10:15 Changing Their Minds: Central Nervous System Neuroplasticity
10:15 to 10:30 BREAK
10:30 to 11:30 Upper Extremity Assessment with Video Lab
11:30 to 12:15 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
12:15 to 1:15 Lower Extremity Assessment with Video Lab
1:15 to 3:15 Balance with Practical
3:15 to 3:30 BREAK
3:30 to 4:30 Theoretical Approaches to Neurorehabilitation with Demonstration

Day 2

8:00 to 9:15 Functional Neuroanatomy: Halfs and Half-Nots, Lovely Lobes, and Lesions
9:15 to 9:30 BREAK
9:30 to 11:30 Functional Mobility and Gait with Practical
11:30 to 12:30 LUNCH
12:30 to 2:15 Tightening Our Understanding of Spasticity with Demonstration
2:15 to 2:30 BREAK
2:30 to 3:30 Orthotics and Splinting for Hemiparetic Limbs
3:30 to 4:15 Putting It All Together: Integrating Cases with Assessments, Goals, and Treatment Strategies

Day 3

8:00 to 10:15 Management of the Hemiplegic Shoulder with Lab
10:15 to 10:30 BREAK
10:30 to 11:30 Extremity Pain Management
11:30 to 12:15 LUNCH
12:15 to 2:00 Kinesiology Taping with Hands On Lab
2:15 to 2:30 BREAK
2:30 to 3:15 Executive Function with Demonstration
3:15 to 4:30 Constraint Induced Movement Therapy with Video Demonstration

Day 4

8:00 to 9:45 Perceptual Impairments: Apraxia and Pusher Syndrome with Video Lab
9:45 to 10:00 BREAK
10:00 to 12:00 Vision, Visual Perception, and Neglect with Lab
12:00 to 12:45 LUNCH
12:45 to 2:30 A "Shocking" Treatment: Electrical Stimulation with Lab
2:30 to 2:45 BREAK
2:45 to 3:45 Seeing is Believing: Mental and Observational Practice
3:45 to 4:00 Putting It All Together: Integrating Cases with Assessments, Goals, and Treatment Strategies
4:00 to 4:15 Review of CSRS Testing Policies and Procedures

Location and Directions

Irene Dixon Auditorium
Roper Rehabilitation Hospital
316 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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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.