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Patricia C. Montgomery, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Patricia C. Montgomery Instructor Bio:
Patricia C. Montgomery, PhD, PT, FAPTA, received a BS degree in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma and an MA in Educational Psychology and PhD in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Montgomery is an NDT-trained therapist and Faculty Emeritus of Sensory Integration International. She has taught in several physical therapy programs and is the author of multiple books and articles. Dr. Montgomery has worked in a hospital setting, a NICU, and a public school, and has a pediatric private practice. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and has served on its Board; she is also the past president of the Minnesota chapter of APTA.

Patricia C. Montgomery's Continuing Education Courses

Overview of Motor Behavior and Motor Control

Overview of Motor Behavior and Motor Control

How do principles of motor control and motor learning influence motor development? Having a framework in which to apply these principles to pediatric interventions is essential. This course is designed to provide an overview of motor… Read Morearrow_right

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Neurogenesis and Developmental Disorders

Neurogenesis and Developmental Disorders

In this course, Dr. Montgomery provides a basic review of the development of the central nervous system (CNS) with emphasis on pathology leading to a variety of developmental disabilities. In addition, she outlines critical elements… Read Morearrow_right

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Motor Learning and Clinical Application

Motor Learning and Clinical Application

In this course Dr. Montgomery discusses characteristics of motor learning and how motor learning is measured. Methods for distinguishing between “performance” and “learning” are suggested. Stages of motor learning and clinical… Read Morearrow_right

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Neuroplasticity: Motor Control and Learning

Neuroplasticity: Motor Control and Learning

This course provides descriptions of basic concepts such as synaptogenesis and neurogenesis before reviewing current research on potential neuroplasticity and methods of measurement. Dr. Montgomery will also discuss the rationale for task-specific… Read Morearrow_right

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Upper Extremity Control: Constraint-Induced Movement & Mirror Therapy

Upper Extremity Control: Constraint-Induced Movement & Mirror Therapy

In this course, Dr. Montgomery contrasts different theoretical frameworks for motor control and reviews research on upper extremity control in children with cerebral palsy. Key elements of constraint-induced Movement therapy (CIMT) for… Read Morearrow_right

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