Ben Sidaway – Advances in Motor Control and Learning for Neurological Rehab

Ben Sidaway – Advances in Motor Control and Learning for Neurological Rehab

Ben Sidaway – Advances in Motor Control and Learning for Neurological Rehab

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Ben Sidaway – Advances in Motor Control and Learning for Neurological Rehab MODELS OF MOTOR CONTROL Reflex models Peripheral control Spinal control Hierarchical and information processing models The role of cognition Motor programs Mass-spring models Dynamics systems and ecological models The degrees of freedom problem CASE STUDIES Treating spastic gait in children with cerebral palsy Gait onset in children APPROACHES TO NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION Facilitation approaches Manual guidance Current motor control approaches Bimanual coordination CASE STUDIES Treating asymmetric weight-bearing in patients with hemiparesis Improving performance of hemiparetic limbs Improving Parkinsonian gait Treadmill training in Down syndrome gait Treadmill training for patients with neurologic insults Improving motor coordination in patients with stroke ASSESSING MOTOR LEARNING Acquisition Retention Transfer Dual-task TRANSFER OF LEARNING VS. SPECIFICITY OF PRACTICE PART-WHOLE PRACTICE TECHNIQUES STUCTURING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Modeling Verbal cues and instructions Feedback Contextual interference Spacing of treatment Mental practice Motivation and goal setting CASE STUDIES Improving motor skills in patients with Parkinson’s disease Dorsiflexion strengthening for foot drop PERCEPTION-ACTION COUPLING The role of optic flow Perspective control Affordances Would you like to receive Ben Sidaway – Advances in Motor Control and Learning for Neurological Rehab ? Description: In many rehabilitation settings, therapists are faced with the challenge of how best to teach motor skills to patients. In pediatric settings, the challenge is to optimize the learning of new skills, while in neurologic and geriatric settings, therapists primarily focus on changing inappropriate motor behavior and the re-learning of motor skills. Successful therapists must be able to accurately determine the cause of motor skill impairments and then design treatment approaches that facilitate the learning or re-learning of motor skills. In today’s fast paced health care environment, therapists must be adept in structuring the learning environment to promote the quickest and longest lasting changes in a patient’s motor skills. In this course, you will examine current theoretical and applied perspectives in the field of motor control and learning and will discuss their implications for therapeutic evaluation and treatment. Course discussion will be focused at the behavioral level and will compare and contrast information processing and dynamic systems models in understanding normal and pathological human motor behavior. Implications for treatment stemming from both approaches will be examined. You will constructively criticize current assumptions underlying motor control rehabilitation and discuss how theoretical frameworks bias evaluation and treatment options. Given an understanding of past and current approaches to motor control and learning, you will be able to flexibly design their own unique treatment approaches to optimize functional outcomes in each patient.


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