Karen Pryor – Neuroplasticity for Orthopedic Recovery and Pain Relief: How Injury Changes the Brain and How You Can Help Rewire It
Courses Content :
- Karen Pryor, Professor
6 hours and 32 minutes.
Audio and video formats are available.
Copyright expires on October 30, 2020.
Neuroplasticity is a crucial concept in rehabilitation, yet it is sometimes disregarded while treating severe injuries. This course will provide fresh ideas on how to detour around damage and add viable nervous system connections for faster, more complete healing from catastrophic injuries and post-op situations to stroke.
It’s never too late to start. The brain is not pre-programmed. Even decades after the initial damage, it can evolve and adapt.
Dr. Pryor will show you practical, evidence-based procedures and treatments to excite the brain and accelerate healing based on his 40 years of clinical expertise.
Examine the nervous system for signs of damage and functioning pathways.
Discuss tone problems and eyesight, as well as how they are linked and treated.
Guided neurological reconnection improves patient function.
Improve client independence and perceptions of safety through improving balance and visuospatial function.
Make actionable treatment strategies to assist you at home.
Reclaim your movement and your quality of life.
You will discover practical and effective approaches that you can immediately apply in your practice. These evidence-based therapies will be used from acute injury to recovery. Purchase now! You can’t afford to pass up this opportunity to learn skills, strategies, and knowledge that will help you promote neuroplasticity and enhanced function in your patients!
Neuroplasticity for Orthopedic Recovery and Pain Relief Manual (7.7 MB)
Outline: 83 Pages Available After Purchase
Improve Your Clinical Decision Making
The central nervous system is the driving force of ALL function.
Growth of the brain
The nervous system recalls chronic pain
Pain is circular due to feedback loops.
Improve Your Clinical Evaluation
Neurological injury screening
Identifying neurological issues
Primitive reaction patterns and the ability to see
Development of Sensory Motor Skills
Deficits in vision and hearing
Changes in perception and reintegration
Include Neuroplasticity in Your Therapy Plan
NEW PATHWAYS ARE CREATED THROUGH PRACTICE
Fight, Flight, and Freeze: The Polyvagal Theory
Traumatic memory associated with therapy sessions
Sensory stimulation is a critical component.
Tremors in smooth movement and distraction
Altering the low and high tone characteristics
Change is synonymous with difficulty.
To be or not to be bracing
Create Effective Treatment Plans: Address Symptoms, Causes, and Neurological Changes
Where should the brain be rewired?
It’s either use it or lose it.
Use the lobes next door for recruitment and retraining.
Sensory stimulation before and after videos
Be cautious of taught non-use.
Incorporate Vision to Broaden Your Reach
The relationship between eyesight, balance, and sensation
Implications for neurological disorders: stroke, traumatic brain injury, and concussion
Impaired 3D vision – depth perception and safety
Practical techniques for mobile eyesight!
Patients and Caregivers Taking it Home
PT calls home – game changer HEP initiatives for improving compliance
The importance of repetition and novelty cannot be overstated.
Activities that are simple and effective to bring home
Patients’ understanding of difficult topics
Study of Cases
TBI and MVA
A fall with a knee injury and severe pain
Low back discomfort caused by a herniated disc with excruciating agony
Neurological symptoms following a fall
TKA 2 therapies for acute pain and edema with remission of pain and edema
Anoxic injury: indications, symptoms, and treatment
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Karen Pryor, Ph.D., PT, DPT, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has worked in the area for over 40 years. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, a Tennessee integrative treatment center. She has been involved with early intervention in the birth-three population for over 30 years and has created neuroplasticity strategies that are utilized to promote pediatric treatment programs in a number of contexts, including homes, daycare facilities, and school systems. She is the author of Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, and Twenty Things Everybody Should Know.
Dr. Pryor is a member of numerous boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention (2014-2024), which she was named to both Tennessee Governors Bill Haslam and Bill Lee. President Barack Obama presented her with the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2010 for her efforts to enhanced child care. Dr. Pryor has worked with children as well as as an adjunct lecturer at Tennessee State University’s Occupational Therapy School and Volunteer State Community College’s Physical Therapy Assistant program. She works as a clinical educator for a number of institutions and colleges. Dr. Pryor uses COMPASS neuroplasticity tools to create a more comprehensive understanding of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifetime, drawing on her years of expertise and enthusiasm for total wellbeing.
Disclosures for Speakers:
Karen Pryor is the proprietor of Health Sphere Wellness Center. PESI, Inc. pays her a speaking honorarium.
Karen Pryor is a member of the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention.