presented by Karen McCain
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS
Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS, is a licensed physical therapist, board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and educator with more than twenty years of clinical experience. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and is former senior physical therapist at the…Read full bio
1. Motor Control
Define the basic concepts of motor control and the implications for clinical practice. Outline a framework for the most effective theory of motor control.
2. Motor Learning
Define the basic concepts of motor learning and the implications for clinical practice. Discuss practical clinical applications in regards to motor learning.
3. Putting it Together in the Clinic: Task Analysis
Discuss the terms task-specific and task-analysis and how they impact clinical decision-making. Outline your role as a therapist in utilizing the task-analysis approach.
4. Structuring Practice to Promote Motor Learning
Outline how to structure the most effective practice to promote motor learning. Discuss your role in facilitating motor learning.
5. Gait After Stroke, Gait Treatment After Stroke, Applying the Principles
Define the basic features of gait after stroke. Outline what the literature details on gait treatment after stroke. Discuss approach option for gait treatment after stroke.
6. Locomotor Treadmill Training and Early Standardized Task-Specific Training
Explain the basic principles of locomotor treadmill training (LTT) and how they apply to stroke. Understand what LTT looks like in the clinical setting. Discuss how to use the principles in the clinic with persons in the acute phase of recovery, as well as with persons in the sub-acute and chronic phases of recovery.