Experienced therapists – consider how disabling tone is on some of your patients recovering from stroke. As noted in my June 9th blog on tone, “tone can be unwarranted, unpredictable, excessive, and uncontrollable…causing an ankle to turn in”…and, “Tone can raise in times of stress (after conflict), when a task is perceived to be either […]
If you think that you “know” the answers to all of these questions…think again, as the body of knowledge in motor learning and skill acquisition continue to evolve. Now for the questions: 1) Should a learner receive cues or externally-sourced information about the particulars of how they are moving? 2) How difficult should practice be…how […]
What is tone? How is tone different from spasticity? Is it normal to have tone, or should it (continue to) be a therapeutic goal to “reduce tone”? While many take the terms and concepts of tone and spasticity to be the same, this is clearly not the case. Staying away from the comfortable couch of […]
If you are as much of a motor learning, senior health geek as I am – you will appreciate the fact that I am humbled and very honored to have been a guest on Dr. Rob Gray’s Perception-Action Podcast @ShakeyWaits I am a big fan, follower, and now contributor: http://buff.ly/2IDF2Ce Rehabilitation-Principles-Defined
As I travel the US and world, therapists often ask me how to become “current” or to “stay” current in neurologic rehabilitation. For me, I never stop thinking, and ALWAYS remain critically-open to new ideas. Critically-open…that is. I need to know the physiology behind, even if there is not a science-behind, yet. Often, new ideas START […]
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