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Mar 8-10, 2024 Charlotte, NC CSRS – SOLD OUT

March 8-9-10, 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

UPDATED LOCATION: The hosting facility had to make some changes to the course location for the Charlotte course. The new location is about 1.5 miles from the original location. This course will be held at Atrium Health Mercy located at 2001 Vail Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207. Both the lecture and lab portions will be held in the Atrium Health Mercy Auditorium which is located on the 1st floor. Please turn right when you enter the main lobby doors. There is a parking garage directly to the right of the hospital if you are facing the building. Parking is free, and there are multiple floors to park on. It is a very short walk to the main entrance of the hospital If participants do not wish to drive, Atrium Health Mercy is a quick 5–10-minute uber from local hotels. There will be a light breakfast and afternoon snack at the course. Lunch is on your own. There is a cafeteria located on site that guests can purchase meals from 6:30am-7pm. If participants want to drive, they can find Viva Chicken, Bojangles, Chipotle, Which Which and Wendys (among other places) close by. There are 27 available hotels in the Charlotte area, the hosting facility indicated that the top rated & recommended hotels are the Hilton Charlotte Uptown, Omni Charlotte Hotel, Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown, Embassy Suites, The Morehead Inn, The Ritz-Carlton & the Marriott. Currently, there are no covid restrictions. While there is no dress code for the course, we do recommend you wear comfortable clothing (e.g. athletic wear).

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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.

Registration

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

Downloads

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.