What is the motor relearning approach to developing motor control in a hemiplegic shoulder?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Robert Gould, DO; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Developed by Carr and Shephard, this practical method emphasizes motor relearning by practicing task-specific motor activities while sitting, standing, or walking. [64] Therapists analyze each task, determine which components the patient cannot perform or has difficulty performing, train the patient in those components of the task, and ensure carryover of this training during daily activities.

Brennan has maintained that ultimately, treatment focuses on eliminating unnecessary muscle activity, subsequently expediting skilled motor activities. [61] Lorish and colleagues have contended that the use of task-specific training programs tends to be more consistent with modern theories of motor relearning. [47]


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