February 19, 2013

Key Principles of Neuroplasticity & Motor Learning: A Framework for Treatment

Warrensville Heights, OH

Presented by: Maureen Whitford PT, PhD

Credits: 2.0 CEUs pending approval

When: Tuesday - February 19, 2013 - 6:00-8:30PM (including dinner/networking time)

Where: South Pointe Hospital B Building - West Wing Auditorium - 20000 Harvard Avenue - Warrensville Hts., OH 44122 (Map Below)

Cost: Please pay onsite with cash or check

  • APTA/OPTA Members (including student members): Free
  • Prospective members: $40.00
  • Prospective student members: $5.00


Detailed Course Description:

Over the last decade, the evidence supporting the importance of neuroplasticity in functional recovery has been tremendous. The principles of neuroplasticity provide a foundation from which we as rehabilitation specialists can approach our treatments. Furthermore, the integration of motor learning tenets within this framework provides an optimal environment for functional change. However, it is challenging at times to synthesize the latest evidence and come up with clinical implications. This course will review the principles of neuroplasticity from research evidence as well as the clinical implications, with a primary focus on the neurologically impaired population. It will also review key tenets of motor learning in terms of how to best design a treatment session based upon the foundation of neuroplasticity. The information provided will help therapists develop a framework from which to design treatments that attempt to maximize adaptive plasticity and functional recovery.


Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic principles of neuroplasticity from both neural and behavioral perspectives
  2. Describe the importance of motor learning tenets in the design of treatment sessions
  3. Synthesize the information on neuroplasticity and motor learning into a framework for clinical decision making
  4. Critically appraise current treatment options based on an understanding of these principles
  5. Utilize this knowledge to expand upon and further develop evidence-based treatments


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