Elevate Your Rehab – 2 Day Workshop *SOLD OUT



Elevate Neuro Rehab is excited to be hosting a 2 day face to face workshop dedicated to learning and exploring the world of evidence based practice in Neuro Rehab for Occupational Therapists. During these two days we will be hosting three guest speakers to explore key topics of Neuro Rehab including:

  • Functional Cognitive Rehab – Presented by Olivia White (day 1)
  • Task Specific Practice – Presented by Effie Sibson (day 1)
  • Sensory Assessment and Rehabilitation – Presented by Phillip Fay (day 2)

The goal of these workshops is to equip participants with essential clinical knowledge and improve their skills in using latest evidence-based methods in everyday clinical work. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from actual case studies, tackle problem-solving in clinical environments, and there will be plenty of time for questions and open discussions.


DAY 1 (Friday 31st May 9am-5pm)

“Functional Cognitive Rehab” by Olivia White

Olivia has 16 years experience working as an Occupational therapist in the field of Neurological Rehabilitation. She has worked across acute, in-patient, out-patient and community rehabilitation settings both in the UK and Australia. Specialist interests include cognitive rehabilitation for ABI/TBI, service re-design and digital models of service delivery.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand domains of cognition and apply your knowledge to performance based assessment
  • Design individualised treatment programs using a structured framework
  • Understand and apply evidence based cognitive rehabilitation strategies

“Task Specific Practice” by Effie Sibson

Effie Sibson is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for innovative and evidence-based neuro rehab, with a focus on rehab of the arm and hand. Effie has trained hundreds of occupational and physiotherapists across Australia and internationally, while concurrently working as a rehab clinician on a day-today basis. Effie is co-founder of Elevate Neuro Rehab, a clinic based in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast dedicated to the rehabilitation of the arm and hand for people living with neurological conditions.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning theory to stroke recovery.
  • Examine learned non-use and its potential impact on recovery to a patient or client.
  • Examine the importance of task-specific practice as an effective, evidence-based intervention for retraining arm and hand function post stroke.
  • Compare the evidence for bimanual task-specific practice compared to unimanual task-specific practice.
  • Apply ‘shaping’ as a tool for designing person-centered, task-specific interventions.
  • Arrange task-specific therapy activities for people with varying levels of UE impairment, from mild to severe.

DAY TWO (Saturday 1st June 9am-5pm)

“Sensory Assessment and Rehabilitation” by Phillip Fay

Phillip Fay has over 30 years experience in Occupational Therapy. Phillip mission is to assess and improve Adult and childrens abilities whom have had a stroke,head injury, Cerebral Palsy or upper limb injury. Phillip has presented at numerous national conference’s and training programmes for health professionals on rehabilitation of neurologically injured. Phillip has worked at St Vincent’s Hospital as Occupational Therapy Manager 2000-2014. He was also previously responsible for St Vincent’s Occupational Therapy service 48 FTE. Phillip is now the founder of CI Therapy Australia based in Sydney providing Constraint Induced Movement Therapy to adults and children. Phillip was the first Australian therapist to be trained in Constraint Induced Therapy at the University of Alabama USA and the first Australian therapist to offer full intensity Constraint Induced Movement Therapy programmes to Adults.

Learning objectives:

  • Is sensation important for function?
  • Explore which sensory modalities are most affected in stroke, cerebral palsy, and brain injury
  • Explore which sensory modalities are the most important
  • Understand assessments and outcome measures in sensory rehabilitation
  • Understand neuroplasticity and its role in sensory recovery
  • Understand active sensory interventions that can be used combining sensory and motor tasks


*Morning tea and lunch will be provided on both days.

*Cost $450 + GST (includes both days) = $495

*Each workshop builds on knowledge from each other, thus it is essential that participants commit to both days. No single day tickets will be available.

*Registration numbers are limited.

*Tickets will be NON-REFUNDABLE from 6th May 2024

*Registration for this event will close on Monday 6th May 2024

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