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
- 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|
Mary Stoykov, PhD, PhD, OTR/L
Mary Ellen Stoykov was a clinician at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for fifteen years. She has worked in stroke, chronic pain and traumatic brain injury. While working towards her PhD, Mary Ellen worked in the Sensorimotor Performance Program and developed upper extremity protocols for mirror therapy and task specific training. She was the Therapy Lead in the Everest Clinical Trial which required training and standardizing occupational therapists and physical therapists in an occupation based task specific training protocol among 18 clinical sites. Dr. Stoykov received her PhD in Movement Science in 2008 under the direction of Dr. Daniel Corcos. Her dissertation was a study of bilateral movement training in stroke, and the results were published in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (Stoykov, Lewis & Corcos, 2009). She did a one year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at RIC before commencing her faculty position at Rush University Medical Center in 2009. Since receiving her PhD, she has received two foundation grants and one K12 award, all addressing movement-based priming. In 2014, she was selected to be a fellow of the 14th Annual Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials sponsored by the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) at NIH. She has a total of 20 publications, 15 of which address post-stroke upper extremity hemiparesis. Her current study, Bilateral Priming for Upper Extremity Hemiparesis in Older Adults, is funded by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.
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