Jeric Uy, Ph.D.,a Physical Therapy academic and clinical instructor at the University of South Australia specializing in neurologic rehabilitation, was the resource speaker in the seminar titled “Optimising Upper Limb Functions in Stroke Rehabilitations” held in November. The seminar was organized by the Continuing Professional Development Committee of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS).
Discussed in the seminar was the current and evidence-based assessment and treatment in upper extremity rehabilitation among stroke patients. This includes nonstandardized and standardized assessment such as postural assessment, upper extremity range of motion, mobility, muscle strength and the use of outcome measure tools. Moreover, the seminar also tackled research-based treatment that participants can use to manage their patients. The speaker, who is a CRS alumnus and former faculty member, used several teaching methodologies to ensure learning among participants like didactics, demonstration and return demonstration. It was attended by 51 licensed physical therapists, three licensed occupational therapists, and two physical therapy interns.