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Neuroplasticity for Neurology, Geriatrics, and Orthopedics: Your How-to Guide
March 29 @ 5:00 pm - March 30 @ 4:00 pm
This is your “How-to” manual for neuroplasticity. How to maximize learning and ensure permanence in your patients with impairment in neurologic or orthopedic systems, at any age. We will reveal novel and intense clinical approaches that are well suited to help a diverse of range of needs. From the patient with arthritis that needs to learn and perfect and automatize kinesthesia in the R knee, to the the patient with neuropathy, and even covering central changes in persons more than 6 months post stroke, or have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) after brain injury or surgery (from concussion, to TBI, to tumor). This approach includes interventions that are designed and built directly from evidence and are adapted with consideration for the unique attributes and presentations of each PERSON, moreso than just diagnosis. Additionally, this application will reveal incorporation of recent advances in motivation, motor learning, and practice – displaying all through videotape case study demonstration. Attendees will be engaged in a thought-provoking presentation that challenges previous misconceptions about the timeline of recovery and potential for improvement building on recent evidence of high-intensity interval training, procedural memory training, circuit training, task specific overtraining, motor learning, OPTIMAL, forced-use and many more – across mobility, communication, cognition and ADL applications. providing the learner from all practice points with tools to rehabilitate clients regardless of equipment and technological availability. Consider what it looks like IN PRACTICE, to actually get neuroplasticity using the ONLY 3 ways it can be done: constraint, incentive, and avoidance.