Digital Seminar

Advances in Motor Control and Learning for Neurological Rehab


Faculty :
Ben Sidaway
Duration:
6 Hours 26 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 31, 2017
Product Code:
WDS020192
Brochure Code:
PTMOCO4
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


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.

Credits

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .65 AOTA CEU(s). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process, .


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida

is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 6.5 contact hour(s) for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.


Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 6.5 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. 


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Arkansas

This program has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy for 6.5 contact hour(s) for Physical Therapists.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - California

The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes California Education Connection as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. This course is approved for 6.5 CE(s)/Contact Hour(s) (CEC-828).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois

is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #:216.000309. This course qualifies for 6.5 CE Credit Hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Indiana

This meets the IN-PT approval under 844 IAC 6-8-5 Approved Organizations #9, please contact IN Board or Association if you have questions.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Kansas

This program has been approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6.5 hour(s) (Approval #CUL013232) for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Kentucky

This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6.5 contact hour(s) (Category 1) Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 10/31/2019.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Louisiana

This program has been approved by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 3.5  contact hour(s) for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Maryland

This program has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for pre-approval of 6.5 continuing education hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Minnesota

This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 3.5 hour(s) of continuing education hours, category 1, (Approval #0419) for Physical Therapists.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Nevada

This program has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.65 CEU for Physical Therapists.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New Mexico

This program has been approved by the New Mexico Physical Therapy Board for 6.5 contact hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New York

is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This seminar is awarded 7.8 contact hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Ohio

This program has been approved for 6.5 CEU by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval #17S6397).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Oklahoma

This program has been submitted to the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for preapproval of 6.5 contact hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Pennsylvania

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6.5 contact hour of which hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval #PTCE012857.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Tennessee

This program has been approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for .6.5 CEU(s) (6.5 Contact Hour(s)) TPTA Approval number 2017-463 for Class I Continuing Education Competency Requirement for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Texas

This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs for 6.5 continuing competence unit(s) (Course ID #63592TX).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - West Virginia

This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6.5 Continuing Education hour(s) (Approval #CCE-F18-06). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.


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Faculty

Ben Sidaway Related seminars and products: 1

BSc, MA, PhD, MPT


BEN SIDAWAY, BSc, MA, PhD, MPT, is a professor of physical therapy at Husson College in Maine where he teaches motor control and learning, anatomy, neuroscience and research methods. He also operates his own home health rehabilitation practice and is the Director of the Kenduskeag Institute’s Human Performance Lab. Dr. Sidaway has practiced in neurologic, orthopedic, pediatric and geriatric settings. Prior to teaching at Husson College, Dr. Sidaway was a professor of motor control and learning at Louisiana State University where he received two Outstanding Teacher awards. Dr. Sidaway is originally from England where he earned a BSc in kinesiology at Loughborough University of Technology. He undertook postgraduate work in physical habilitation at Liverpool University and later earned an MA in motor behavior and biomechanics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a PhD from Penn State University in motor learning and control and an MPT from Husson College.




Dr. Sidaway has an extensive research background in motor control and learning with over 100 published papers and abstracts in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He regularly presents at scientific conferences and has made numerous invited presentations in the U.S. and Great Britain. Dr. Sidaway has previously served as the associate editor of the international journal Human Movement Science and regularly reviews for other journals, including Physical Therapy, the official journal of the American Physical Therapy Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Objectives

  1. Integrate recent developments in motor control and learning into interventions for pediatric, geriatric, and neurologic rehabilitation
  2. Assess underlying causes of motor skill impairments
  3. Differentiate between changes in performance and motor learning
  4. Use the constraints theory to promote the re-emergence of motor skills in stroke patients
  5. Describe instructional techniques that will facilitate motor skill learning during treatment
  6. Use a holistic approach to promote the re-emergence of motor skills
  7. Design flexible evaluation and treatment programs for patients with neurological involvement based on current motor control and learning research
  8. Utilize the process of perception-action coupling to help facilitate movement

Outline

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

Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants,

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"Great webinar, will take more"

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