Salia Rehab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 8596. 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

This AOTA approved continuing education class reviews brain healing and neuroplasticity-based principles following stroke. Special focus will be on how to improve upper limb functional recovery.  The latest advances in hand rehabilitation will be reviewed including low and high-tech neuro solutions such as pneumatic glove technology.

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.

Some of the Questions Answered in this Course Include:

  • What happens to the brain following stroke?

  • What are the common areas of the brain affected by stroke?

  • What are the principles of neuroplasticity and how do they relate to stroke recovery?

  • What are the latest neuro treatment strategies for arm and hand recovery?

  • What are examples of upper limb neurorehab technology currently available?

Course Curriculum

    1. Overview

    2. Learning Outcomes

    3. Presentation Manual and References

    4. Watch Course

    5. Course Review

    6. Quiz

    7. Course Feedback

About this course

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the key principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning.

  • List traditional treatment strategies for improving hand recovery following stroke.

  • Identify the latest evidence-based treatment interventions considered beneficial for improving arm and hand function.


Marlene Fields


Marlene was introduced to the therapy profession as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She soon realized that Occupational Therapy was the discipline for her. Marlene graduated from the University of Texas San Antonio Health and Science Center with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She been an Occupational Therapist for over 30 years practicing in the field of neurology and family centered practice in the areas of Pediatrics, Acute and Post-Acute Adult Rehab and Home Health. Marlene returned to school and received my MBA from Webster University, St Louis. She has managed therapy departments in Pediatrics and a Level One Trauma Hospital. She has experience as a Patient Care Liaison, Admission Liaison for Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and has sold medical equipment for Bioness and InMotion Laboratories and SMARTfit, Inc. She is passionate about bringing technology into therapy to enhance and improve the quality of patient’s active participation in life.

Holland McClendon


Holland received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University and went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. She has been a licensed physical therapist for over 7 years with an emphasis on treating pediatric neurological conditions but has also maintained a strong connection to working with adults post neurological injury in the long-term acute care setting. She is passionate about the use of medical technology to assist in patient recovery in conjunction with traditional treatment strategies to improve overall outcomes.


  • 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: The instructors are independent contractors for Neuro Rehab Recovery. Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.