This course will provide a brief focused review of current literature of neuroplasticity and the clinical research demonstrating the occurrence of neuroplastic changes following injury. This course will review the necessary ingredients to drive these neuroplastic changes and offer practical examples of creating rehabilitation interventions integrate these into a plan of care that is evidence based to maximize recovery.

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate


Course Objectives

  • Identify the concepts of neuroplasticity and its relationship to motor learning and recovery of function
  • Identify the active ingredients necessary to drive neuroplasticity
  • Compare and contrast current standard of care with optimal rehabilitation as defined by literature
  • Identify treatment activities and plans of care that incorporate the concepts identified as critical for neuroplasticity

Course Agenda

  • Review of the science of neuroplasticity
  • Identifiying the necessary ingredients for optimal rehabilitation
  • Integration of the neural science and social-cognitive-psychological science into the plan of care for patients with neurological injury
  • Q&A


  • Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

Dr. Jill Seale has been a licensed physical therapist for 18 years. She is an APTA Neurologic Certified Specialist and has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation. She is an assistant professor in the UTMB Department of Physical Therapy, and received her PhD from Texas Woman’s University.  She has a variety of teaching experiences in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large. She serves as core faculty in the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency in collaboration with Texas Woman’s University and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She has taught many continuing education courses for rehabilitation professionals in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, and research, and is currently involved in clinical research in stroke rehabilitation, orthotic management, and gait analysis/rehabilitation.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $49


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