Orange County Stroke Rehab Network
5th Annual Educational Workshop
November 2014


Many thanks to all who attended the fifth annual OCSRN Stroke Educational Workshop that was held on November 22, 2014, at Chapman University. Nearly two hundred therapists, nurses, researchers, and other rehabilitation professionals attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the UC Irvine Brain Repair Center, Chapman University’s Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Steven Cramer’s Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine. We also thank the wonderful student volunteers from Chapman’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for their help!

To view the newsletter for this event, click here.

If you were unable to attend, here is a summary of what you missed:


Nancy Byl, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA of University of California, San Francisco’s Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, gave a talk entitled “Trying to Think Outside the Box in Stroke Rehabilitation: Ideas on Improving Efficacy.”  

Jeffrey Kleim, Ph.D., of Arizona State University’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, gave a talk entitled “Neurorehabilitation: Encouraging the Brain to Change.”  

Katherine Sullivan, PT, PhD, FAHA of BTL Health’s Department of Neurology, gave a talk entitled “Stroke in the Time of Healthcare Reform.”  


We will be having our sixth annual OCSRN “Stroke Awareness” picnic in May of 2015, which is Stroke Awareness Month. Details will be announced at a later date. We hope to see you there!



Steve Cramer, MD

Lucy Der-Yeghiaian, MA, OTR/L Dept. Neurology, University of California, Irvine


Alison McKenzie, PT, Ph.D.

Dept. of Physical Therapy, Chapman University