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Expert on Stroke Rehabilitation to Speak at May 7 Lecture

Expert on Stroke Rehabilitation to Speak at May 7 Lecture

Steven L. Wolf, Ph.D., P.T., a professor of rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, and health, and elder care at Emory University School of Medicine, will speak Wednesday, May 7, on “Evidence for Effective Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Among Patients with Stroke: Present Perspectives – Future Prognostications.”

His talk, which occurs during National Stroke Awareness Month, will be held noon-1 p.m. at the Boys Town National Research Hospital Auditorium, 555 N. 30th St. It is free to the public; continuing medical education credit is available for physicians.

Wolf has studied the effects of artificial physiological feedback (via operant conditioning) to enhance control of aberrant movement in normal human subjects and patients with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders. He and his colleagues have completed a National Institutes of Health-funded study on the effect of constraint-induced movement therapy or forced use of the upper body on the recovery of movement function in stroke patients.

Wolf is past president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and the recipient of numerous writing and research awards from the American Physical Therapy Association. His talk, which is part of the Creighton University’s School of Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series, is sponsored by Creighton’s School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education (CME) Division, Department of Neurology, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, and the Center for Health Policy & Ethics. For more information on the lecture, call CME at 280-1830.