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Using the principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning to improve functional outcomes in stroke survivors: Translating the evidence into practice.
Therapy Network Seminars
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours: 1.5
Registration Fee: $42
Identify conditions under which neuroplasticity occurs
Identify basic motor learning theory and its link to neuroplasticity
Apply motor learning theory to develop appropriate occupation based interventions for stroke survivors
Identify the impact of meaningful occupation on neuroplasticity
PT, PTA, OT, OTA, PA-C, ATs
An email confirmation will be sent with a link to join the webinar and instructions for doing so upon receipt of tuition
What is neuroplasticity?
What drives brain change?
How do we integrate this into practice?
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States experiences a stroke. Over 80% of the rapidly increasing population of stroke survivors exhibit impairments that significantly compromise independence and quality of life. For that reason it is imperative that occupational therapy practitioners have a strong understanding of neuroplasticity and motor recovery as well as their impact on occupation and quality of life. The challenge of achieving upper extremity motor recovery in patients with neurological impairments may be solved by intertwining motor learning concepts into OT intervention. In order for OT practitioners to fully integrate the concepts of motor learning and neuroplasticity motor learning theory and what drives neuroplasticity must be better understood. This course focuses on educating therapists on neuroplasticity, what drives functional improvement and how OT practitioners can utilize motor learning theory and occupation-based interventions to improve functional outcomes. Evidence supporting these interventions and how to effectively implement this evidence into practice will also be included in order to challenge therapists to examine current treatment practices.
Dates and Locations
01-30-2020 - 01-30-2020, 8:00PM 9:30PM