Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and adult disability. In Canada alone, there are 50,000 new strokes every year and 2/3 of those strokes happen in patients that are 65 and older. In fact, after the age of 55 your risk of having a stroke doubles every ten years.
These statistics are staggering and speak to the need for post stroke care. In Canada, about 426,000 Canadians are living with the effects of stroke. With 49% of stroke survivors only receiving acute emergency room care with the average length of stay of 7 days. These statistics highlight the crucial role rehabilitation professionals in providing long term stroke care. Multiple studies have shown that early and intensive rehabilitation leads to greater improvements in upper extremity function, walking, sitting balance and overall function.
About This Webinar
The role of rehabilitation professionals in outpatient stroke care is crucial. Consider that; patients are not always provided with all the necessary resources following discharge from hospital; as an outpatient health care provider it’s important to be informed and up to date on recent research.
This comprehensive, case study focused webinar is geared towards clinicians working in physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, or similar allied health professions. Clinicians are welcome to join physiotherapist Kayla McDougall as she discusses the biology, risk factors, assessment tools, and treatment approaches for outpatient stroke rehabilitation.
About the Presenters
Kayla McDougall – Physiotherapist
Kayla grew up in Cornwall and graduated from École Secondaire La Citadelle. She played competitive softball and basketball in the area where she developed an interest in training and rehabilitation. She completed her Honours Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology at Queen’s University in Kingston and worked as a personal trainer while completing her degree. She also continued playing softball for the Queen’s Women’s varsity team. Kayla completed her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa, where she gained clinical experience in a variety of settings. Kayla has completed continuing education courses for Acupuncture, Concussion Rehabilitation, TMJ treatments and Vestibular conditions. She is currently enrolled for a post-graduate certification for stroke rehabilitation through the University of Alberta.
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