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SYM3: An Alternative View on Neurological Recovery and Rehabilitation: Learning to Use the Arm Again After Stroke

aaPresenter(s)

Jill Whitall, PhD

Date

Aug 30, 2012

Conference 2012

2012 Conference Workshop

Open To: Public / Practitioners / Trainees

Time(s):
1:45pm-5:30pm

Cost: 2-Day Symposium registration is $300, which includes all symposium lectures, lunch each day, and evening events/keynote.

Description

Developmental processes cross the lifespan and lead to acquisition of new behaviors, adaptation to changing circumstances, and recovery following injury or illness. Using examples from my own work and others in upper extremity stroke rehabilitation, I argue that randomized clinical trials have provided limited information for clinicians. We need a broader view, which recognizes that humans have distinct developmental paths and cannot be treated like genetically similar animal models in the traditional experimental method. Complexity, individuality and variability of past experience, current residual capacities and environmental conditions lead to learning, including recovery learning by adults after stroke. This perspective is incorporated in innovative rehabilitation interventions and research approaches. Informative and satisfying to non-reductionists/science skeptics, these examples also offer practical insights to Feldenkrais® teachers and other practitioners.

Presenter Bio(s)

Jill Whitall, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in the School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Originally trained in developmental control and coordination, Dr. Whitall has spent the last 15 years primarily investigating a specific bilateral arm training protocol for stroke and simultaneously determining neural mechanisms underlying recovery.
http://medschool.umaryland.edu/facultyresearchprofile/viewprofile.aspx?id=3055

Contact Information

FELDENKRAIS GUILD® of North America
800.775.2118
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Venue/Location

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
1770 South Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo    CA  94402
USA