Autonomy: How to give it away…to get the most back in rehabilitation!

Active listening, motivational interviewing and a comprehensive consideration of the individual that you are working with. Are you leveraging all three of these in your rehabilitation efforts through a meaningful patient interview? Do you continue to use these, in each patient session? Great, as Crosby, Stills and Nash sang in 1988, “glad that you’ve got it made”. […]

What is “Movement in the Background”?

I have received a number of supportive inquisitions about the recent trademark, officially approved on 12/28/20 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), essentially asking, “What is Movement in the Background?” Pasted here, is one of my most recent responses: Movement in the Background is a collection of words that evoke the concept of […]

Considering a Demand and Supply Model of Neuroplasticity: Is the proof in our hands already?

The not-so hidden meaning in this rhetorical question is a reference to the disparate recovery that the upper extremity often experiences vs. the lower extremity, after stroke. First, recovery beyond that which is spontaneously driven be the resolution of an acute hemorrhagic or ischemic event in the brain, requires a reason or stimulus. Personally, I […]

Go-No-Go: A primer + applications

Functional mobility in a dynamic environment (objects, pedestrians in motion) requires decision making. At varied levels of daily mobility and athletics, one might be confronted with questions like, “Can I make it across before the light changes?”; “Can I catch this fly ball in the air, or do I need to slow-down and block it […]