2501 – Post-Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 1:00-3:45 pm – 2.5 credit hours

(Classroom: 1:00-2:15 pm / Pool: 2:30-3:45 pm)


Faculty: Mary LaBarre, PT, DPT, ATRIC



Post-Stroke Rehablitation and Recovery will provide evidence-based research for evaluation and treatment of individuals with stroke/CVA. The course will discuss the use of aquatic exercise in rehabilitation and community exercise programs.



1)  Identify prevalence and risk factors of stroke/CVA.

2)  Examine diagnosis criteria and medical treatment options that might influence rehabilitation.

3)  Identify methods of examination including functional assessment for individuals with stroke/CVA.

4)  Explore exercise and discuss its effect on stroke.

5)  Determine use of aquatic exercise for individuals with stroke/CVA.


FACULTY: Mary LaBarre, PT, DPT, ATRIC, is the Aquatic and Community Program Director at Community Health Partners (CHP). She is a part-time physical therapist, specializing in aquatic-based rehab in the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. She works with a variety of patient populations including cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, neurological, general debility, sports medicine and chronic pain diagnoses. She also helps coordinate CHP’s evidence-based fitness classes at the YMCA of Greater Des Moines and other community locations. Mary is also a certified clinical instructor and has previously participated in Diabetes Education programming.