Miguel Garcia Bio

Miguel Garcia, PT, DPT, MSPT 
Assistant Professor at University of St. Augustine - Miami Campus

TOPIC: Programmatic Management of Stroke

Course description

Using the framework provided by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities, this presentation will focus on the overall programmatic management of individuals with stroke.  The presentation will provide a “birds-eye” view of the various components that are necessary to run a comprehensive stroke program from pre-admission through re-entry to the community. The presentation will provide specific guidelines on how to organize a program to deliver care to a stroke patient, considering all the needs that a stroke survivor and his support system require.  An overview of programmatic features including evidence-based care and patient/family education along with outcome measures will be discussed and elaborated on to provide the participant with tools to implement in his individual stroke program.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Miguel Garcia is an assistant professor in the DPT program at the University of St. Augustine – Miami Campus and has been with the university teaching for its Flex DPT program since 2009.  Dr. Garcia earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami, his Master’s in Physical Therapy from Florida International University and his transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University.  Since entering the profession, Dr. Garcia has primarily worked with patients with neurological disease in the inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab and home health settings with a particular interest in patients who have suffered a stroke.  During his career, Dr. Garcia has also served in various leadership positions, most recently serving as the Director of Rehabilitation at West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital where he oversaw daily operations for the therapy and case management departments and overall program development.  Miguel has served as a neuro instructor for both HealthSouth and Select Medical providing extensive continuing education courses and has spoken at local, state and national conferences. Beyond his work for the university and the rehabilitation hospital, Miguel also serves as a program surveyor for CARF (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

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