Associate Professor University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Motor priming includes a variety of neuromodulation techniques and is used to promote neuroplasticity and optimize motor training. Of the several priming paradigms under investigation, this expert symposium will describe clinically applicable priming techniques that can be easily integrated into stroke neurorehabilitation practice. We will highlight stimulation-based, movement-based and sensory-based paradigms that have shown to successfully enhance post stroke upper and lower extremity function.
Participant will define the concept of motor priming and its relevance to neurorehabilitation
Participant will describe three types of clinically applicable priming paradigms and their associated neural mechanisms
Participants will compare and contrast the clinical benefits, limitations, and underlying proposed mechanisms of the various types of motor priming presented.