Ep 09: Principles of Neuroplasticity

In Episode 9, Heidi Cheerman PT, DPT, MS, NCS introduces the underlying biological mechanisms and key principles related to neuroplasticity and motor learning.

Throughout her talk, Heidi introduces examples of how physical therapists can apply their understanding of neuroplasticity to rehabilitation activities to help stimulate functional neural recovery and motor learning. To learn more about ReWalk or the Topics in NeuroRehabilitation series, please reach out at https://rewalk.com/contact/ In case you missed the previous episode, click here to watch Topics in Neuro Rehab Ep 08: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsnDI… To learn more about Heidi’s work and some of the resources she mentioned in her talk, please visit the links below: MGH Physical Therapy: https://www.massgeneral.org/physical-… MGH Institute of Health Professions: https://www.mghihp.edu/academics-scho… Northeastern University Department of Physical Therapy: https://bouve.northeastern.edu/physic… Additional Resources: Positive Psychology: https://positivepsychology.com/toolki… Summit Professional Education: https://summit-education.com/ APTA Neurological SIG: https://www.neuropt.org/ Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: https://journals.lww.com/jnpt/pages/d… Kleim, Jeffrey A., and Theresa A. Jones. “Principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity: implications for rehabilitation after brain damage.” Journal of speech, language, and hearing research (2008). http://bridgesnky.org/public/2016_Exp… George Hornby, T., et al. “Importance of specificity, amount, and intensity of locomotor training to improve ambulatory function in patients poststroke.” Topics in stroke rehabilitation 18.4 (2011): 293-307. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/… Leech, Kristan A., and T. George Hornby. “High-intensity locomotor exercise increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury.” Journal of neurotrauma 34.6 (2017): 1240-1248. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
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