Module 1.3: Stroke Acute Rehabilitation

Neuro Rehab

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the essential components of a basic assessment for stroke rehabilitation;
  2. List the most frequently used objective measures of functional status utilized in stroke assessment (physical, cognitive, or overall);
  3. Describe the mechanisms of stroke recovery;
  4. Define the essential components of stroke units/stroke rehabilitation.


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Jaime C. Yu

Jaime C. Yu

Assistant Professor | Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Dr. Jaime Yu joined the University of Alberta, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in July 2016. She completed her medical training at the University of Calgary, graduating with her MD in 2005 and completing residency training in 2010. Dr. Yu started her career as a community physiatrist in Kelowna, BC, with a busy general physiatry practice, seeing patients across the spectrum of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. During her time in Kelowna, she held various academic and administrative leadership roles, including the Faculty Development Director for the University of British Columbia Southern Medical Program (2011-2012), and the Kelowna General Hospital Rehabilitation Program Medical Director (2014-2016). She maintained an active role as a clinical teacher with the UBC Southern Medical Program during that time.

Currently, Dr. Yu is based at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital for her clinical roles, with focus on stroke rehabilitation and spasticity management. Her academic interests focus on medical education and quality improvement. She completed her Master of Education in Health Sciences Education in 2019. She currently holds educational leadership roles as the Assistant Program Director and Competence-by-design (CBD) Lead for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, as well as the MED 523 Musculoskeletal Medicine course coordinator for the MD Program.

Dr. Yu is an active contributor to the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She co-chaired the scientific committee for the 2018 CAPM&R Annual Scientific Meeting in Whitehorse, YK. She currently sits as a Member-at-large on the executive board of the CAPM&R and is also the vice-chair of the Education Committee.