Advanced Workshop for Stroke & Brain Injury

Advanced Workshop for Stroke & Brain Injury

Integrating neuro-acupuncture and evidence-based rehabilitation techniques.

Regular price $1,990.00 AUD $1,890.00 AUD Early Bird
Includes GST of $171.82 AUD

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:
We are pleased to announce this workshop is scheduled as planned.

However, if at the end of July, the Australian Government still has travel restrictions in place, we will cancel this workshop and provide a full refund to all participants.

In the meantime, if you choose to cancel your registration, our standard cancellation policy applies for this event. You can check it out here.

 

Early Bird expires 21 June 2020 at 11pm.

Presented byDr James Lu In association with SustainHealth Academy

Prerequisite: Zhu's Scalp Acupuncture training recommended, but NOT required.

Date: 7-9 September 2020

WhereAdina Apartment Hotel Melbourne

Address: 189 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 (4.5 star venue)

Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm (see schedule below)

CPD: 18 points

Approved by: AACMA, AcuNZ, NZASA, ATMS

Terms and Conditions

Some highlights of this newly designed Advanced Workshop for
Stroke & Brain Injury are:

  • “Hands-on” rehabilitation strategies for acupuncturists and all clinicians in different care settings, including acute hospital, sub-acute rehabilitation and outpatient. Every practitioner has hands-on practice for all the techniques from neuro acupuncture to neuro rehabilitation taught in this course.
  • Small class teaching - purposefully designed so all students can get personal instruction from Dr James Lu
  • Evidence-based plan of care best practice protocols from assessment to discharge.
  • Learn the most efficient body mechanics and manual technique to transfer and ambulate neurological patients. Maximise clinical outcome with minimal weight on practitioners.
  • Compare various styles of scalp and body acupuncture that benefit the stroke and brain injury patients, including Zhu’s, Jiao’s and Xing Nao Kai Qiao
  • Learn how to “WOW” your patient with stroke/ brain Injury within 5 minutes in the first visit!
  • Best manual techniques for neurological disorders, such as Bobath NDT (Neuro-developmental Therapy), Brunnstrom Approach and PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation).
  • Latest unique therapy interventions including locomotor training, FES & foot drop technologies, bracing, and splinting.
  • Guidelines to recommend appropriate assistive devices for stroke patients.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM THIS COURSE

  • Philosophy and background of the Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) system
  • Hands-on application of acupuncture techniques on the YNSA microsystem 
  • Method for time-efficient treatments due to scalp location, which yields convenience for both patients and practitioner, less pain, and faster outcomes

An enhanced clinical ability to treat conditions for which YNSA is renowned for: chronic disorders of the neurological and musculoskeletal systems, including:

  • headache
  • neuritis
  • neuropathies
  • migraine
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Bell’s palsy
  • intercostal neuralgia
  • cerebral infarction
  • adhesive capsulitis
  • tennis elbow
  • sciatica
  • central nervous system paralysis
  • sensory issues
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • adhesive capsulitis
  • osteoarthritis
  • sciatica

Why Create This Course?

The prevalence of stroke and brain injuries continue to increase each year. There often are long lasting sequelae from these injuries including physical, cognitive, language, and behavioural deficits.

The focus of this course is to provide clinicians with a “hands-on” experience, including acute bedside rehabilitation, efficient and effective body mechanics, spasticity assessment and treatment, disorders of consciousness, behaviour management, perceptual deficits, cognitive impairments, medical complications after stroke/brain injury and more.

This course will emphasise on an integrative treatment approach for stroke and brain injury by combining various styles of neuro-acupuncture and evidence-based rehabilitation. Clinicians will be more effective and efficient practitioners by integrating techniques covered in this course.

The material will be presented via an interactive didactic course format. In addition, discussion and active participation in case presentations/patient demonstrations related to clinical practice will engage the audience.

You will gain an increased appreciation and confidence of effective treatment that can help your clients’ recovery of function.

This course is directly related to the practice of medical neurology, acupuncture, physical therapy, occupational therapy and athletic training.

What You Will Learn From This Course

  • Participants will be able to recognize the neuroanatomy factors that influence treatment, prognosis, and medical complications after stroke and brain injury.
  • Participants will distinguish special clinical presentations after stroke and/or brain injury (i.e. flaccidity, dysphagia, dysphasia, visual deficit, neurobehavioral disorders, the synergistic walking, apraxia and the effects of bowel and bladder impairment) and construct treatment plans to facilitate recovery.
  • Participants will understand the advantages of different neuro-acupuncture techniques for stroke and brain injuries and select the best approaches to achieve the optimal outcome
  • Participants will be able to identify at least three evidence-based rehabilitation interventions for the most common impairments and limitations in the acute, sub-acute and chronic phases of stroke and brain Injury.
  • Participant will be able to utilize the most effective manual techniques and body mechanics to facilitate proper functional mobility and correct compensatory movements.
  • Participants will be able to differentiate the levels of care and appropriate management across the continuum of care for persons with stroke and brain injury.
  • Participants will use verbal and manual cues to facilitate components of movement of the trunk and extremities required for upper limb activities, bed mobility, transfers and walking.
  • Participants will understand special clinical presentations after brain injury and/or stroke (i.e. left/right neglect, pusher syndrome, attention and memory, locked-in syndrome, vocational barriers) and construct treatment plans to facilitate recovery.

Stroke Patient with Hemiplegia Treated by dr james lu

Watch Dr James Lu treating a patient with hemiplegia on the right arm & leg during the Basics of Zhu's Scalp Acupuncture in Melbourne June 2018.

"Daoyin" plays a critical factor to achieve this instant improvement.

Who should attend the advanced workshop for stroke and brain injury?

  • Practitioners who are interested in integrating neuro acupuncture and evidence-based rehabilitation techniques into their clinic to expand their conditions treated.
  • Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists who hope to learn protocols and rehabilitation strategies for treating stroke and brain injury in acute, sub-acute and chronic stages.
  • Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists who hope to enhance their clinical ability in alleviation and treatment of stroke and brain injury.
  • Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists who want to distinguish special clinical presentations after stroke and/or brain injury and construct treatment plans to facilitate recovery.
  • Practitioners who want to understand the advantages of different neuro-acupuncture techniques for stroke and brain injuries.
  • Acupuncture students or graduates, who, at the start of their TCM career, hope to learn neuro acupuncture and evidence-based rehabilitation techniques from an experienced and trusted practitioner and educator.
  • Other health practitioners and medical acupuncturists with a special interest in TCM acupuncture philosophy and system, and who would like to broaden their scope of delivering instant and long term clinical results 

Course Structure 

Day 1

Neuro-acupuncture protocols and rehabilitation strategies for stroke and Traumatic brain injury in acute and sub-acute stages.

  • Introduction, anatomy of brain review
  • Types and symptoms of stroke and brain injury
  • Treatment of stroke and brain injury in different stages
  • Demonstration & hands-on

Day 2

Neuro-acupuncture protocols and rehabilitation strategies for stroke and Traumatic brain injury in chronic stage.

  • Treatment for trunk, bed mobility and transfer
  • Treatment for lower limbs, gait and balance
  • Demonstration & hands-on

Day 3

Neuro-acupuncture protocols and rehabilitation strategies for stroke and Traumatic brain injury in chronic stage.

  • Treatment for upper limbs functional activities
  • Treatment for Speech & Swallowing
  • Demonstration & hands-on
  • Clinical protocols and case studies-discussion

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All About Dr James Lu

Dr Lu is a direct disciple of Dr Zhu and a past director of Zhu’s Neuro Acupuncture & Rehabilitation Centre.

Dr Lu, a licensed Acupuncturist and Physical Therapist, has been in the medical profession for over 20 years. He has worked as Director of Rehabilitation and Senior Physical Therapist in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers and private clinics. His primary experience has been in the realms of orthopedics, stroke rehabilitation, balance/vestibular disorders and pain management. Dr Lu holds a doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine, and a Master’s of Science from The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

To learn more about Dr Lu click here

    Schedule

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09:00 – 11:00

11:00 –  11:30

11:30 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:00

16:00 – 16:30

16:30 – 18:30

Therapy of commonly seen and difficult diseases

Tea break

 Therapy of commonly seen and difficult diseases

 Lunch break

Therapy of commonly seen and difficult diseases

Tea Break

Therapy of commonly seen and difficult diseases

frequently asked questions

and some answers...

How do I get the best seat for the seminar?

Early payment determines priority seating...the earlier the payment the better the seat

Do I get a refund in the event a seminar is cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic?

Yes! We guarantee a full refund in the event of a seminar cancellation due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

What language is the seminar presented in?

The workshop is presented In English.

Have More Questions ?

Email us at info@sustainhealthacademy.com.au, and we'll get back to you asap!

TO BE PROVIDED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS FOR this Course

  • Portable treatment tables
  • Morning tea & afternoon tea
  • Course notes

Early Bird Expires 21 June 2020

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If you really want to help stroke, brain injury and disability care patients, this WORKSHOP should NOT BE MISSED! 

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