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The Center for Healthy Living

“To enhance the health status of citizens in the Pacific Northwest region through education, research, and community collaborations


July 15, 2005 St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, Washington

A workshop designed to educate the community on risk factors for stroke and to provide a range of activities and strategies for stroke patients and families.

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Center for Healthy Living, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Anthropology, Western Washington University, the St. Luke’s Foundation and the Whatcom Educational Credit Union.

9:45 am

Krista Herbert, MPT, NDTC: Physical Therapy Management of Adults Recovering from a Stroke. Exp lanation of Neuro-Dynamic Therapy Management post CVA ; characteristics of whole body use/function; the relationship between postural control, transitional movements and the continuum of functioning in postures ; and PT management guidelines.

10:30 am 10:45 am

Break Ken Eastham, MOT: Occupational Therapy Techniques in Facilitating Recovery from a Stroke.

Identification of the impact of stroke/brain injury on the patient's life roles and the functional limitations interfering with resumption of roles. Importance of family and support, use of adaptive aids, and key concepts of rehabilitation.

SCHEDULE: 8:30 am


9:00 am

Dr. Evelyn E. Ames, Ph.D., CHES, FAAHE: Know the Facts about Stroke. A review of major types of strokes, common warning signs, vulnerability of various populations groups, contributing risk factors that can be changed and factors that can’t, what to do in case of a stroke, and importance of urgency of treatment.

11:30 am

Dr. Tedd Judd, ABB-CN, Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology, Mental Health Specialist

Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Effects of Stroke and Psychological Contributions to Recovery. A review of major impacts on memory, attention, visual-spatial skills, self-awareness, and changes such as depression, anxiety, disinhibition, apathy, reflex crying, and impaired emotional communication. Management of problem behaviors and emotions, as well as family roles.

12:15 pm 1:00 pm

Lunch (Provided) Keynote: Dr. John Rosenbek, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

An End to Nihilism about Stroke Rehabilitation. Dr. Rosenbek’s talk will emphasize the viability of nervous system plasticity, even in older adults, and will describe some treatment principles to maximize the nervous system's plasticity.

REGISTRATION: Please complete and return to the Center for Healthy Living (see reverse)

Early bird registration (lunch is included):

Indicate choice and provide contact information

Before July 6 $25.00

print NAME(s):

Seniors/Students $15.00

Daytime phone



Lunch is included


On site or after July 6 $30.00 Seniors/Students $20.00

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Make checks payable to the WWU Foundation

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