From Motor Control to Motor Learning

The first part of the day will consist of a lecture that reviews and describes the theoretical shift from motor control to motor learning with an emphasis on constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) within the EXCITE national clinical trial, and task oriented training (TOT) in the ICARE national clinical trial.  Clinical applicability is reviewed for optional modes of delivery within the clinical setting.  Discussion of some factors contributing to the determination of appropriate patients for CIMT and TOT; assessing the therapeutic aspects of CIMT and TOT, and reviewing the application of CIMT and TOT both in a clinic setting as well as application in the “real world”;  what works and what doesn’t, and things that are sacrificed due to typical clinic restrictions will be reviewed.  A review and demonstration of the evaluation tools typically used with CIMT and TOT, with discussion of modifications for use in the clinic will follow with focus on the Wolf Motor Function Test, the Arm Motor Fugl-Meyer Assessment, the Stroke Impact Scale, the Motor Activity Log, and the Functional Test for the Hemiparetic Upper Extremity. 

The second half of the day will provide a practical training with volunteers who have suffered a stroke so that participants can see how CIMT and TOT principles are applied and what standardized assessments look like.  Participants will tailor and design an effective task-oriented training program specific to their setting for clients post-stroke using a knowledge translation model.


  • When

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Northwest Medical Center
    609 West Maple Avenue
    Tower II Large Conference Room
    Springdale, Arkansas 72764

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