This course will provide a review of the anatomical structures of the cerebellum and its vasculature, information on the pathophysiology and etiology of cerebellar stroke, as well as the prevalence and prognosis. Differential diagnosis of acute manifestations of cerebellar stroke will be included. The speakers will cover distinctive impairments of cerebellar stroke in addition to the development of appropriate treatment strategies.
1. List specific roles and functions of the cerebellum.
2. Compare characteristics of various cerebellar stroke syndromes.
3. Describe typical impairments associated with cerebellum damage.
4. Choose assessments and outcome measures appropriate for cerebellar pathology.
5. Select treatment strategies for cerebellar stroke rehabilitation.
Course Launched June 2022
PT, DPT, NCS
Dr. Zacharewicz is a practicing clinician specializing in neurologic and vestibular disorders and works in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1996 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2013. She has been a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist since 2004 with recertification in 2013 and now serves as an ABPTS Specialization Academy of Content Expert. She has completed extensive continuing education in addition to completing the Herdman and Clendaniel Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Based Course, Parkinson Wellness Recovery Certification, Walk-aide Certification, and is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. She currently volunteers for the APTA Finance Committee and Stroke Special Interest Group.
PT, DPT, MS, NCS
Dr. Hoder is an Associate Professor within the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University, where his primary responsibilities are teaching adult neurologic rehabilitation and gait analysis content across the curriculum. He received both his DPT and MS degrees in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)/ now a part of Rutgers University. Additionally, he received his clinical specialist board certification in Neurology through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2003 and was recertified in 2013. Dr. Hoder has significant experience in neuro-rehabilitation that he obtained while working as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist at the Rusk Institute of New York University Medical Center and at the Kessler Institute in New Jersey. He has previously held faculty appointments at Emory University within the Division of Physical Therapy and at Virginia Commonwealth University within the Department of Neurology. At Duke, his clinical areas focus on the management of gait and balance issues for individuals with movement disorders and central vestibular dysfunction. He also supervises and coordinates DPT students for the Duke Health Inter-professional Education (IPE) Clinic within the Emergency Department. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to Parkinson’s disease and central vestibular dysfunction.
PT, DScPT, NCS
Dr. Haines is an Assistant Professor in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University. She received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the Grand Valley State University in 1995 and completed her DScPT from Oakland University in 2014. She is a Neurologic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, certified in 2005 and recertified in 2015. Dr. Haines’ research interests include teaching and learning principles in DPT education including authentic experiences, student confidence and self-efficacy and integration of safe patient handling and mobility technology in PT schools. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Stroke SIG. Along with her educational responsibilities, she teaches fitness classes for seniors and people with neurologic conditions at a community center and works in an outpatient private practice.