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
1. Intro and Principles
This chapter will define neuroplasticity and learned non-use. It will describe the importance of neuroplasticity and reptitive, task-specific training to neurologic UE treatment.
2. Electrical Stimulation (E-stim)
This chapter will cover the different kinds of electrical stimulation. The rationale and components of electrical stimulation in neurorehabilitation will be described.
3. UE Robotics and Myoelectric Technology
This chapter explains the rationale and components of portable upper extremity robotics. The rationale and benefits of the Myomo myoelectric brace will be discussed.