CCU Alert!: Translating the Science into Practice: Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning in Neurological Rehabilitation

Who: PT, PTA, OT COTA, SLP, nursing, case management, social work What: Translating the Science into Practice: Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning in Neurological Rehabilitation When: Saturday July 8, 2017. Registration opens at 7:30am, class from 8am-5pm. Where: TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital 1333 Moursund, Houston, Tx 77030 2nd Floor Research Conference Center Why: Objectives: Upon completion … Continue reading CCU Alert!: Translating the Science into Practice: Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning in Neurological Rehabilitation

Why Me, God?: Suffering

As a physical therapist, I get called on to alleviate physical suffering often. But physical suffering often comes with emotional and spiritual suffering as well. I see a lot of hurting people. I wish I was better equipped to address the emotional and spiritual suffering as well, but I’m not. The best I can do … Continue reading Why Me, God?: Suffering

Literature Review of Spasticity

Spasticity, Motor Recovery, and Neural Plasticity after Stroke as originally seen in Frontiers in Neurology Before we go anywhere, let’s define spasticity: “Clinically, poststroke spasticity is easily recognized as a phenomenon of velocity-dependent increase in tonic stretch reflexes (“muscle tone”) with exaggerated tendon jerks, resulting from hyperexcitability of the stretch reflex.” Tangent: I would like … Continue reading Literature Review of Spasticity