Richard Senelick, MD, editor in chief of Encompass Health Press and a physician specializing in both neurology and the subspecialty of neurorehabilitation, will present on the right dose of rehabilitation at this year’s national conference for the American Case Management Society. His presentation will take place on April 7 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.

Abstract
Case managers must answer the difficult question, ‘What is the best placement for a stroke survivor?’ The medical literature supplies us with the data of what ‘dose’ or type of rehab results in the best functional outcomes. This presentation provides the medical evidence to attempt to answer the question of whether the dose (amount) of rehabilitation matters along with the timing and environment. We will also explore what the future holds as far has remote sensors and novel methods to provide therapy.

Learning Objectives
1. Review the basic principles of neural plasticity and repair that underpin improvement after a stroke.
2. Examine the basic science research literature regarding the number of repetitions (dose) of an activity.
3. Analyze the medical literature that examines different doses of therapy for motor function following a stroke.
4. Examine methods to provide more ‘dose’.

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