Salia Rehab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 9336. This Distance Learning - Independent activity is offered at .1 CEUs, introductory level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Course Overview

Task specific training has been deemed one of the principal approaches to improve motor function following a stroke. Sadly, if an individual is unable to move one’s body independently against gravity, it is nearly impossible to engage in task training. 

This course will provide you with the skills to utilize functional electrical stimulation along with various equipment to make task-specific training possible regardless of the client’s current functional level. By the end of this course, you will be fully equipped to immediately apply all that you have learned into your clinical practice, supported by a resource library that you will have at your fingertips - multitude of movement combinations for electrical stimulation with electrode placement instruction and corresponding activity ideas to successfully implement FES during task-specific training.

The online class is intended for medical professionals (e.g. OT/OTA, PT/PTA, Physicians, etc.) directly related to the rehabilitation of a patient or client. To participate in this CEU and receive credit, the participant must be a licensed, treating clinician. Completion of this course will reward the participant with .1 CEUs or 1 contact hours, following completion of the presentation and a ≥ 80% score on the quiz. You will have 90 days to complete this course.

Course Curriculum

    1. Overview

    2. Learning Outcomes

    3. Presentation Manual & References

    4. Watch Course

    5. Course Review

    6. Quiz

    7. Special Offer for Course Attendees!

    8. Course Feedback

About this course

  • 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEUs
  • Online Self-Study Course
  • Speaker Video and Slide Content

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify how task-specific training and functional electrical stimulation can improve motor functioning during ADL/IADLs.

  • Recall the NMES parameters for desired muscles and movement patterns and identify the appropriate corresponding electrode placements.

  • List equipment options that can be used to assist with incorporating patient's affected upper extremity during engagement in occupation-based treatment interventions.

  • Identify appropriate activities for task-specific training interventions and what muscles to stimulate while using functional electrical stimulation based on patient's specific presentations.


Jennifer Barber


Jennifer (Jenna) Barber, MOT, OTR/L is an accomplished occupational therapist with a Bachelor's in Kinesiology from UW-Eau Claire and a Master's in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin. She excels at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, specializing in neurorehabilitation in acute care and outpatient settings. Jenna was an award recipient in May 2023 for Froedtert & MCW rehabilitation services REACT reward which celebrates the extraordinary and compassionate care provided by the rehab team. Jenna is also an adjunct faculty member with Concordia University Wisconsin, recognized as a top ten adjunct faculty for teaching excellence in the 2022-2023 academic year. In her spare time, you can find Jenna planning her next camping adventure for her husband and two daughters.


  • Extra Accommodations

    Please provide extra accommodation requests via email to [email protected] explaining what you require to participate in the course(s) of your choosing. We will do our best to accommodate you.

  • Disclosures

    Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is provided by Salia Rehab, LLC. Financial Disclosure: Speaker received an honorarium for this course. Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.