Spinal cord and brain mechanisms underlying the control of movement adapt in response to afferent inputs such as stimulation and vibration; this beneficial neural adaptation, or adaptive neuroplasticity, is supportive of function and may counter the maladaptive plasticity that is associated with pathology of the nervous system. Using what is known about neural responses to afferent input, treatment strategies can be structured to incorporate stimulation and vibration into training programs to improve motor function. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on April 24, 2018
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to describe at least three of the mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity.
- The participant will be able to compare and contrast spinal contributions to reflexive and complex motor output.
- The participant will be able to list at least three interventions that affect spinal mechanisms related to reflex activity and walking function
- The participant will be able to list at least three cutting edge interventions to address hand/arm impairment in individuals with CNS injury.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three neuroplastic changes that occur in the brain and spinal cord after injury to the CNS.
|0-10 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|10-20 Minutes||Mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity|
|20-35 Minutes||Maladaptive spinal plasticity after spinal cord injury|
|35-50 Minutes||Spinal mechanisms underlying spasticity and walking function|
|50-75 Minutes||Approaches to using afferent input to promote adaptive neuromodulation to decrease spasticity|
|75-95 Minutes||Approaches to promote adaptive, use-dependent plasticity for walking function|
|95-105 Minutes||Maladaptive cortical plasticity after spinal cord injury|
|105-120 Minutes||Approaches to promote adaptive, use-dependent plasticity for arm & hand function; Summary, Q&A|
PT, PhD, FAPTA
In her role the Director of SCI Research and Director of the Hulse Spinal Injury Laboratory at Shepherd Center, Dr. Field-Fote leads a team dedicated to improving motor function in persons with SCI through the development of neuro modulation and neurorehabilitation approaches informed by the latest neuroscience research. Her contributions to the SCI literature include the largest study to date of locomotor training for persons with chronic, motor-incomplete SCI, and the first-ever study of a rehabilitation intervention to promote neuroplasticity for improved hand function in persons with tetraplegia. With a clinical background as a physical therapist and PhD training in an animal model of SCI, her 20+ years of SCI research has spanned the breadth of basic and clinical research related to SCI. Dr. Field-Fote currently serves on the NIH National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research, and her work has been funded by the NIH since 1997; other projects in her lab are funded by the Department of Defense, and the National Institute on Independent Living, Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Field-Fote is the editor/author of the textbook Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (FA Davis Publishers), she currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, and as Project Director of the Southeastern Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System.
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