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Motor Learning Series

Course: #3606Level: Introductory4 Hours 1579 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

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 is a two-part series comprised of the following courses: #3538 and #3546.

Course created on November 19, 2019

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Course Type: Recorded Webinar

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/4.0; AL/4.0; AR/4.0; AZ/4.0; CA/4.0; CO/4.0; CT/4.0; DE/4.0; FL/4.0; GA/4.0; HI/4.0; IA/4.0; IACET/0.4; ID/4.0; IL/4.0; IN/4.0; KS/4.0; KY/4.0 Category 1; LA/4.0; MA/4.0; ME/4.0; MI/4.0; MO/4.0; MS/4.0; MT/4.0; NC/4.0; ND/4.0; NE/4.0; NH/4.0; NV/0.4; NY/4.0; OK/4.0 OK Category B; OR/4.0; PA/4.0; RI/4.0; SC/4.0; SD/4.0; TN/4.0; TX/4.0; UT/4.0; VA/4.0; VT/4.0; WA/4.0; WI/4.0; WV/4.0; WY/4.0

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 psychological or cognitive variables that impact motor learning, including autonomy support, attentional focus, and expectancies.
  • 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 Familiar Factors of Motor Learning
120-135 Minutes Expanding the Definition of Motor Learning
135-165 Minutes Motivational Effects on Performance and Learning
165-195 Minutes Attentional Effects on Performance and Learning
195-205 Minutes Integration into Practice Examples from Literature
205-225 Minutes Integration into Practice Patient Case Examples, Summary, Q & A
225-240 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose

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Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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California is a recognized continuing competency approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is offered for 4.0 hours of continuing competency.

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IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor

This course is offered for 4.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).


This course is offered for 4.0 hours (Introductory level, Category 1) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).


This course is offered for 4 hours by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board.


This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.4 units of continuing education (Clinical).

New York is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.


This course is approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for Physical Therapists for 4 hours of continuing education, OK Category B.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

This course is offered for 4.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #2106033TX).

West Virginia

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