Neuro Continuing Education Series Objectives

The goal of this webinar series is to advance knowledge related to neurorehabilitation practice and research. We offer online self-paced modules that are suited for busy clinicians, researchers and anyone interested in neurorehabilitation to advance their body of knowledge in contemporary practice and research related to neurorehabilitation to enhance their clinical practice and prepare them for advanced neuro specialty exams. The format will consist of voice over presentations or videos with appropriate reading materials and an online quiz. Each module can be taken individually unless a prerequisite is specified. The learner will be offered 12 weeks from registration to view each webinar.

The 2019-2020 series of webinars will provide a review of the evidence and mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity from a neural and behavioral perspective. Emphasis will be on: a) the adult brain and neuroplasticity with respect to learning and function, and b) brain plasticity after physiological trauma with focus on role of rehabilitation in individuals with various disorders, spanning neurological, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal conditions. The online webinar series will review the specific neural structures underlying motor behavior, and the anatomical, physiological, and behavioral bases of neuroplasticity and motor learning. Factors which affect neuroplasticity and motor learning will be discussed, including the effects of aging, timing, and experience on plasticity and learning. Evidence related to physical, pharmaceutical and cognitive training paradigms that can augment or hamper neuroplasticity and motor learning will be reviewed.

Neuroplasticity Webinar Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of the webinar series, the following outcomes will be achieved:
• Learners will be able to identify principles of neuroplasticity
• Learners will be able to discuss the mechanisms of neuroplasticity and its relation to pathology
• Learners will be able to describe techniques that evaluate neuroplasticity
• Learners will be able to evaluate the role of neuroplasticity in rehabilitation
• Learners will be able to contrast and critique contemporary treatments that promote neuroplasticity

Cost: 1 hour module = $50

Register for all three and save 10% - Total $135

1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) will be awarded for every 1-hour module completed

Who can participate:

• PTs, OTs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants and any clinician working with patients neurological diagnoses and disorders
• Students of PT, OT and other health professions
• Educators and researchers involved in patient-related research related to neurological disorders

The following 1-hour webinars are available now:
Neuroplasticity and Importance in Rehabilitation Neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to reorganize itself and form new neural connections, forms the basis of neurorehabilitation. This webinar will provide an overall review of neuroplasticity. Learners will be introduced to the mechanisms and principles of activity dependent neuroplasticity and motor learning. Participants will be presented with the current understanding of neuroplasticity, principles that govern neuroplasticity and applications to rehabilitation.
Presenter: Sangeetha Madhavan PT, PhD

Neuroplasticity after stroke
Achieving functional recovery after stroke continues to be a challenge after stroke. It is not clear why some stroke survivors recovery while others do not. In this webinar, we will examine neuroplastic mechanisms of stroke recovery and how these processes relate to impairment and recovery. A more detailed knowledge of stroke neural recovery will provide a deeper understanding to treat stroke patients more effectively.
Presenter: Brice Cleland PhD

Introduction to TMS
Trancranial Magentic Stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, is commonly used in research to measure corticospinal excitability following brain insult and rehabilitation. Repetitive TMS is FDA approved to treat depression and is explored as an adjuvant therapy in many neurological disorders. This webinar will provide an overview of the principles and neuroscience of TMS, treatment technique, risks and contraindications, and its applications to neurological disorders.
Presenter: Anjali Sivaramakrishnan PT, MS


• Dr. Madhavan approval required
• Knowledge of undergraduate level neuroscience, neurobiology or neuroanatomy course preferred
• Proficiency in English language

The University of Illinois at Chicago, will not be held responsible for the reimbursement of fees if the learner is unable to access the module within the specified time period.