IV Step: Dosage, Timing for Plasticity, Participation: Adult Stroke

Next up on Monday morning was Catherine Lang with Dosing and Timing for Plasticity and Participation: Adult Stroke. Catherine brought our attention back to the basic FITT principle of prescribing exercise: Frequency, Intensity, Timing, Type. How you fill in those blanks depend on the goal you’re trying to achieve. If you need more info on … Continue reading IV Step: Dosage, Timing for Plasticity, Participation: Adult Stroke

IV Step: When a Good Treatment Fails: Training Type and Molecular Factors in SCI

Next up on Monday was Michele Basso with When a Good Treatment Fails: Training Type and Molecular Factors in SCI. I really like this graphic from the presentation. It’s a good summary of all the parts that must be taken into consideration in an SCI. And honestly, I think it could be applied to other diagnoses well … Continue reading IV Step: When a Good Treatment Fails: Training Type and Molecular Factors in SCI

IV Step: Dosage, Timing for Plasticity, Participation in Pedi Neuro Pops: In Nuggets

Up first on Monday morning was Mary Gannotti with Dosage and Timing for Plasticity and Participation in Pediatric Neurological Populations. Mary gave lots of good examples within the pediatric population, which I won’t really go into here, because I know next to nothing about the pediatric population. So instead, I’ll outline “the nuggets” of truth that can be … Continue reading IV Step: Dosage, Timing for Plasticity, Participation in Pedi Neuro Pops: In Nuggets

IV Step 2016: From Disease to Health: Health Promotion Practices in Pediatric Neurologic Populations

Finally on Sunday we had Don Morgan present on From Disease to Health: Health Promotion Practices in Pediatric Neurologic Populations. I’m going to give you the short version: kids need to have PT involved in wellness too. We need to attack this problem on 2 fronts: from the child and the parent. The parents need to encourage … Continue reading IV Step 2016: From Disease to Health: Health Promotion Practices in Pediatric Neurologic Populations

IV Step 2016: From Disease to Health: PT Health Promotion Practices for Prevention in Adult Neuro Populations

Next up was Lori Quinn on From Disease to Health: PT Health Promotion Practices for Prevention in Adult Neurologic Populations Lori first told us that she deals in and therefore most of her research comes from Huntington’s Disease (HD); however, she feels that it is a “model disease,” as at it’s base it is neuronal … Continue reading IV Step 2016: From Disease to Health: PT Health Promotion Practices for Prevention in Adult Neuro Populations

IV Step 2016: Integrating Health Promotion into PT Practice to Improve Brain Health in Aging Populations

Next up we had Ellen McGough present on Integrating Health Promotion into Physical Therapy Practice to Improve Brain Health in Aging Populations. First Ellen graciously reminded us of 2 key definitions: Physical Activity is any body movement above rest that requires energy expenditure, while Exercise is a purposeful activity with a goal of physical fitness in … Continue reading IV Step 2016: Integrating Health Promotion into PT Practice to Improve Brain Health in Aging Populations