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July 26-28, 2024 New Haven, CT CSRS – SOLD OUT

July 26-27-28, 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 10:00 Vision
10:00 to 10:15 BREAK
10:15 to 10:45 Perceptual Cases and Assessments
10:45 to 11:30 Upper Extremity Assessment
11:30 to 12:15 LUNCH
12:15 to 1:15 Lower Extremity Assessment
1:15 to 2:15 Motor Learning
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 be held at Yale New Haven Hospital located at 55 Park Street New Haven, CT 06511. The course will be in the Park Street Auditorium. For attendees that will be driving to the course and parking their own vehicles, they should park in the Air Rights Garage, which is directly attached to the Park Street Building/Auditorium (Park on the 4th, 6th, or 8th floor and access Park Street via the 3rd floor bridge). The garage is $1/hour and any parking from 7-24 hours is $20. Very limited street parking is available and typically the meters have a 2 hour maximum in the area- parking on the street is free on Sundays only. A map will be provided to participants later. The GPS address for the garage is: 60 York Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

The facility will provide a light breakfast and a snack at the afternoon break. Lunch is on your own. There is a cafeteria located in the main hospital that is adjacent to 55 Park Street. Anyone who may be entering the main hospital for lunch in the cafeteria will be screen via the hospital’s current visitor policy. There is also a large food trunk presence outside the hospital on a daily basis that boast a wide variety of offerings for very reasonable prices. Many downtown food offerings that are a short distance walk and/or quick delivery via uber eats or other means of delivery. An additional option is “Gennaro’s Pizza” which is across the street from the hospital.

There are currently no covid restrictions at the facility where training will be held. Individuals will not be entering the hospital directly as there is immediate access to Park street directly from the Air Rights Garage for those who are parking and ground access through the main Park Street entrance. For anyone who may be entering the main hospital for lunch in the cafeteria, these individuals will be screened via our current visitor policy (require visitor sticker at all times and subjective screening for signs and symptoms of respiratory illness); at present, the health system is not requiring proof of vaccination for visitors. While there is no dress code for the course, we do recommend you wear comfortable clothing (e.g. athletic wear).

While we do not make hotel recommendations or pre-block any rooms, the hosting facility has shared some information about hotels in the area. The closet hotel to 55 Park Street is “Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area” at 20 Dwight Street, New Haven, CT 06511. This hotel is new but is not located in the downtown New Haven area.
Additional options below that are more immersed in the New Haven downtown arts and restaurant culture but are a walk or quick uber ride away:
* The Study at Yale- 1157 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
* Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale- 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511
* The Blake Hotel- 9 High Street, New Haven, CT 06510
* Graduate New Haven- 1151 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Nearby Airports:
The Tweed New Haven Airport is the closest airport from a proximity perspective but a single commercial air company utilizes this airport (Avelo). The facility has informed us that they have not used this airline, but they have heard “mixed” reviews about the airline. The larger-scale commercial airports are listed below with the distance to the facility indicated. The hosting facility indicated that they have found the Bradley International Airport to be quite convenient to avoid the traffic into/out of New York.
* Bradley International Airport (Windsor Locks, CT- very close to Hartford Capital): ~50 miles away
* Westchester County Airport (White Plains, NY): ~55 miles away
* JFK International Airport (Jamaica, NY): ~80 miles away

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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.


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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.