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Neural Priming for Post-Stroke Upper Limb Hemiparesis

Course: #2851 1 Hour

Priming is a method to facilitate motor training where a stimulus prompts a change in behavior and is presumed as a means to trigger neuroplasticity that coincide with improvements in motor performance. This presentation will discuss priming paradigms and methods including movement-based priming, imagery-based priming, and sensory based priming. These are compatible with clinical practice and are an appropriate intervention for treating upper extremity hemiparesis. This course is open captioned.

This course is part of the "Stroke Treatment Across the Care Continuum" Virtual Conference (Day 3).

Course created on May 18, 2016

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Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify the concept of motor priming and its relevance to neurorehabilitation
  • By the end of this course, participants will be able to describe two motor priming paradigms and their associated neural mechanisms
  • By the end of this course, participants will be able to recognize the clinical benefits and limitations of the various types of motor priming presented


0-5 Minutes Introduction to Motor Priming
5-15 Minutes Bilateral Priming
15-25 Minutes Aerobics Based Priming
25-35 Minutes Motor Imagery and Action Observation
35-50 Minutes Sensory Based Priming
50-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A

Course Presenter

Presenter Disclosure: Mary Stoykov received an honorarium for presenting this course material.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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