presented by Heather T. Peters
Financial— Heather T. Peters receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She was previously a consultant for the company Myomo which has products featured in this course.
Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Heather T. Peters, PhD (cand.), MOT, OTR/L
Heather is an occupational therapist and PhD candidate in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Ohio State University. Currently working in the B.R.A.I.N. lab as a graduate research associate, she is primarily interested in developing and testing interventions that improve motor function and quality of life in stroke survivors. Specifically, her primary research…Read full bio
This chapter describes neuroplasticity, including basic physiologic mechanisms of cortical reorganization post-stroke. It will cover use-dependent plasticity, learned non-use, and their impact on UE function post-stroke.
2. Treatment: Repetitive, Task-Specific Training
This chapter describes P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E. Principles and generally how they can be integrated into clinical therapies.
3. Treatment: Adjunctive Strategies
This chapter covers transcranial direct current stimulation. Rationale for tDCS use in UE motor function will be briefly described, as well as tDCS mechanisms for anodal versus cathodal approach.