• Continuing Education
  • Clinical Integration and Application of Motor Control & Motor Learning

    Course Date: August 26, 2017  –  August 26, 2017

    Saturday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

    Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
    Assembly Rooms 1&2
    3599 University Blvd South
    Jacksonville, FL  32216 

    This course presents information for the practicing clinician to understand the concepts of motor behavior, its evolution as a field of study, and methodology for studying motor performance. The course provides motor control theory as it pertains to both the sensory contributions to motor control and the central nervous system contributions to motor control. Principles of motor learning will also be explored. The effect of the individual, the task and the environment on motor learning will be examined as a framework to apply motor learning principles to those with selected impairments in various patient populations. 

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

    1. Define motor control and discuss the relevance to the clinical treatment of patients with movement pathology.
    2. Define what is meant by the theories of motor control and motor learning, and describe the value of theory to clinical practice.
    3. Define the requirements for learning.
    4. Discuss how factors related to the individual, the task, and the environment affect the organization, learning, and control of movement.
    5. Describe the anatomical connections and functional contributions to movement control for each of the major components of the brain.
    6. Define plasticity and discuss its relationship to recovery of function.
    7. Discuss age-related changes in motor learning without neurological deficit and apply strategies to intervention based on these characteristics.
    8. Apply the principles of motor control and motor learning to the intervention of select conditions.
    9. Determine how the learning capabilities of an individual with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or subcortical CVA affects intervention.


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     Jacqueline Osborne PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
     Brooks Rehabilitation
     Coordinator, Geriatric Residency Program


     Pamela Spigel, PT, MHA, NCS 
     Brooks Rehabilitation
     Coordinator, Neurologic Residency Program


    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA) and Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) clinical designations.

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 Intermediate course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    This course has been approved for 9 hours (0.9 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Florida Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 intermediate course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.


    • Early Bird Standard Ticket: $220.00 ** Ends May 26, 2017
    • Standard Ticket: $270.00
    • Brooks Clinician: $100.00
    • Student: $50.00

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    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or Brooks department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Please make checks payable to Brooks Rehabilitation.

    The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL @ info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.

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