Motor Control and Motor Learning: Incorporating the Fundamentals into Clinical Practice

Course: #3498Level: Introductory2 Hours 77 Reviews

Participants will review the models of motor control and learning along with the supporting and contradictory evidence related to each model. Factors such as practice and feedback will be the focus of this course, and how therapists manipulate these factors to maximize motor learning and positive neuroplasticity/recovery. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

This course is part 1 of a two-part series on motor control.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to outline at least one historical and one current motor control/motor learning theories/models.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least two supporting or contradictory evidence for a given motor control/motor learning model.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three differences of the motor learning approach to other past and current treatment approaches.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least four principles necessary for effective motor learning in persons with neurological injury, with focus on how the manipulation of practice and feedback maximize positive neuroplastic change and recovery.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three evidence-based models which integrate principles of motor learning.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list at least five treatment strategies that incorporate practice and feedback in order to enhance motor learning and outcomes.


0-30 Minutes Definition and theories of motor control
30-45 Minutes The connection between motor learning and neuroplasticity/recovery of function
45-60 Minutes Comparing motor learning with other rehab approaches
60-85 Minutes Identifying the key ingredients for motor learning, with a focus on practice and feedback
85-105 Minutes Integration and application into patient cases
105-120 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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