Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Motor Imagery Program
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Domain of OT, OTP,
AL 20-197995 7.5hrs
FL 20-197995 7.5hrs
You don’t want to miss this revolutionary course. This course is designed for clinicians who have an interest in treating upper extremity dysfunction both neurovascular and musculoskeletal. Mirror imaging or motor imagery has been around for ages but now with improved brain imaging there is a rebirth. Recent brain imagery measurement has been able to confirm a mirror neuron system in humans which is involved in higher cognitive processes.
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Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process
You don’t want to miss this revolutionary course. This course is designed for clinicians who have an interest in treating upper extremity dysfunction both neurovascular and musculoskeletal. Mirror imaging or motor imagery has been around for ages but now with improved brain imaging there is a rebirth. Recent brain imagery measurement has been able to confirm a mirror neuron system in humans which is involved in higher cognitive processes. Following injury, sensory and motor retraining are of utmost importance in gaining functional control of the upper limb.
The clinician will learn ways to evaluate difficult problem areas in the upper extremity which may be contributing to dysfunctional motor planning. The clinician will learn to identify graphesthesia, stereognosis, localization and kinesthesia and develop treatment programs to regain UE function. Patients need a structured program which can be precisely repeated at home. This course is designed to discuss the physiological principles of mirror imaging and its application to treatment programs. At the end of this course, the clinician will have tools to take back to begin using immediately in their clinic.
- Describe mirror imaging/motor imaging
- To provide basic information on motor planning
- Understand the physiological principles underlying mirror imaging
- Adapt the concepts of mirror imaging to the orthopedic/neurological upper extremity patient
- Design effective treatment program for difficult upper extremity problems including focal dystonia
- Describe a new treatment program for CRPS, degenerative diseases, musculoskeletal problems, phantom limb pain, peripheral and neural insult as well as chronic pain
- Identify the 3 sequence GMIP
- Recognize how to grade progress of GMIP
- Research and discussion on Clinical Ways to Treat the Brain
- Clinical ways to Treat the Brain for numerous pathologies
- Laterality- extensive demonstration, tips and tricks
- Imagery, what is it, how to implement and grade imagery in the clinic & home
- Mirror therapy demonstrations with tips and tricks
- Conversation with the expert
- Fantastic information to implement immediately in your clinical setting
- Great home program tips and tricks
Susan W. Stralka, PT, DPT, MS, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience treating both musculoskeletal and neurovascular consequences of injury. She is a guest lecturer at The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee (UTHSC) and earned an Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from there. She has a strong clinical background in treating neurological and musculoskeletal consequences of injury. Susan has presented nationally and internationally in upper and lower extremity dysfunctions as well as pain management. Susan has written articles on a wide variety of topics related to physical therapy for many national publications and health journals. Her most recent publications are “Graded Motor Imagery” in the Journal of Hand Therapy 2011 and a chapter on “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome” in the book entitled Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes by Elsevier in 2011. Ms. Stralka is very active in the community with the Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Germantown Rotary Club and Girls Inc. as well as with many other civic organizations. She has held numerous state and national offices with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Arthritis Association. In 2009, Susan was recognized by the Arthritis Association as Volunteer of the Year. With the goal of providing the best rehabilitative care to patients, Stralka continually recruits and supports innovative clinical programs to benefit future patients.
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