Neurology Primer: Mirror Neurons in Rehabilitation
Presented by: Dr. Matthew Worth
The mirror neuron system (MNs), when applied correctly is a very powerful tool for neurorehabilitation. Many clinicians have seen applications involving mirror neurons, but less have a full understanding of the MNs or are aware of its full capacity for creating powerful changes in our patients. This program is for those looking to fully understand the mirror neuron networks and to learn contemporary models in neurorehabilitation of the sensorimotor system, limbic and pain modulation systems.
- Mirror Neuron Physiology
- Current accepted theories
2. Recognized mirror neurons system (MNS) circuitry and functionality
- Inferior frontal gyrus (IFG)
- Premotor cortex (PMC)
- Superior parietal lobule (SPL)
- Rostral inferior parietal lobule (IPL)
- Mirror neuron systems and self-mapping
- Fronto-parietal mirror neuron system modeling
3. Accepted functions of the MNS
- Understanding intentions
- Learning facilitation
- Automatic imitation
- Motor mimicry
4. Proposed pathophysiology within the MNS in various conditions:
- Psychiatric disorders
- Language disorders
- Social cognition
5. Cognitive/higher functions in:
- Parkinson’s Ds
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Alzheimer’s Ds
What You Will Learn
- Evidence-based rehabilitation utilizing the mirror neuron system (MNS)
- Social cognition
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Visual feedback for Upper extremity rehabilitation
- Imitation/Mirror/Mirror box therapy
- The effects of exercise on the mirror neuron system (MNS)
- Disadvantages of utilizing the mirror neuron system (MNS)
Who is this program for?
Licensed medical professionals who seek advanced applications in the rehabilitation of patients suffering stroke, movement disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, phantom limb pain, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS I & II), Autism (ASD), dysphagia, Development Coordination Disorder (DCC), and psychiatric disorders. Including, but not limited to: physical therapists (PT), physical therapy assistants (PTA), occupational therapist (OTR), occupational therapy assistants (OTA), physicians and physician assistants (PTA), and nurse practitioners (NP).
Self Paced Learning – Coming Soon
Included in Your Tuition
- 15 hours of training with Dr. Matthew Worth
- All access to the digital recording of the class
- Any future updates to the course videos or other materials
- 15 Neurology Hours towards the ACFN (American College of Functional Neurology) & ACNB (American Chiropractic Neurology Board) with each module
- Access to the flipped classroom with lifetime updates
- 3 months of unlimited access to Medline upon completion of the module
*Scholars will receive CEU & neurology hours upon their first completion of the module. Any re-attendance is considered an audit.
Re-attendance policy: Scholars who have registered and completed a course after December 2019 have the ability to re-attend the course with no additional fee. When re-attending a course, the scholar will not receive continuing education credits and will receive an audit. Carrick Institute is not responsible for providing new materials for class audits, including but not limited to manuals, shirts, equipment, etc. If manuals have been updated since the original attendance date, the updated materials will be available via PDF on the scholar’s online portal. If the scholar would like to purchase a new paper manual, they may do so before the course start date.
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