Understanding Stroke Workshop
+ 6 Hour Virtual Course

Understanding Stroke Workshop + 6 Hour Virtual Course




This package includes:

  1. Understanding Stroke Online
  2. Workshop 6-Hour Virtual LIVE session with Mariska

This package is the best way to learn more about strokes and how to work with people who have experienced one, and experience a 6-Hour Virtual Workshop with The Neuro Studio co-founder, Mariska Breland, at a discount of $150. The Understanding Stroke workshop is self paced and are approved by the Nation Pilates Certification Program.

  • Understanding Stroke Online Workshop - 4 CEC's

Please note: You have full access to the workshop immediately through the log in you will create on The Neuro Studio. You will receive information about how to log into the 6-Hour Virtual Training with Mariska Breland in a separate email.

6-Hour Virtual LIVE session

Join Mariska Breland for a LIVE (via Zoom) overview of studio techniques to work with clients with neurological conditions.

We will discuss:

  1. Program design
  2. Primitive movements and their value for weak or neurologically impaired clients
  3. Considerations and exercises for clients using wheelchairs or other assistive devices
  4. Gait, strength, and balance training using Pilates apparatus for people with neurological conditions and injuries
  5. The use of various tools to get better results with neurological clients, including vibration plates and devices, kinesiotape, and other high- and low-tech ways to stimulate the sensory system (and why you want to add it to your sessions).
  6. Q&A

Workshop Content

  • Introduction to Stroke
  • The Basics of Stroke and Exercise
    • Types, Signs, and Risk Factors
    • Stroke Over Time
    • Recovery Basics
    • Exercise Protocols
    • Try it on Examples 
  • Task Specific Training
    • Task Specific Training
    • Upper Body Task Specific Examples
    • Lower Body Task Specific Examples
  • Spasticity
    • Spasticity
    • Examples of how to work with Spasticity
    • Sensation 
  • Hemiparesis Exercises
    • Hemiparesis
    • Working with Hemiparesis
    • Bilateral vs Unilateral 
  • Balance - Vestibular
    • Balance - Vestibular
    • Vestibular Challenges 
  • Balance - Proprioception
    • Balance - Proprioception
    • Examples of testing proprioception
    • Stimulate the cervical spine
    • Stimulate the SI Joint
    • Stimulate the feet
    • Stimulate the hands
    • Proprioception effect on balance 
  • Balance Musculoskeletal and Visual
    • Balance - Musculoskeletal
    • Addressing Musculoskeletal System.mov
    • Visual Exercises for Balance 
  • Trunk Control
    • Trunk Stability and Strength
    • Seated Spinal Mobility
    • Lumbar Mobility
    • Spinal Mobility 
  • Upper Body
    • Shoulder to Hands
    • Hand mobilization
    • Hand Mobilization Standing
    • Mirroring and Hand Exercises
    • Arm Strengthening Exercises
    • Upper Body Integration using Therabands 
  • Lower Body
    • Lower Body Effects and Exercises
    • Foot Exercises
    • Lower Body Exercises
    • Sit to Stand Variations 
  • Foot Drop
    • Foot Drop
    • Foot Drop Exercises
    • More Ideas for Foot Drop 
  • Transfers
    • Transfers
    • Transfer Options 
  • Gait Re-Training
    • Gait Issues
    • Arm Swing Variations
    • VOR Reflex effect on Gait
    • Push Off Progressions 
  • Bladder, Bowel, and Pelvic Floor Function
    • Bladder, Bowel, and Pelvic Floor
    • Pelvic Floor Options

  • Pain, Cognition, and Sensory Issues
    • Pain in Stroke
    • Cognitive and Sensory Issues in Stroke
    • Cognitive Challenges in Exercise 
  • Neuroplasticity
    • Neuroplasticity
    • Constraint Therapy
    • Constraint Exercises
    • Primitive Movement Patterns
    • Primitive Movement Exercises
    • Mirror Therapy Techniques
    • Extra Tricks
    • Neuroplasticity Tricks 
  • Home Exercise Programming
    • Home Exercise


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