Training Walking Skill: A Task Oriented Motor Learning Approach

Des Moines, IA US
May 16, 2014

Hosted by the DPT program. 

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


  1. Describe the task-oriented motor learning approach to training walking skill.
  2. Summarize recent literature comparing standard physical therapy approaches to the task oriented motor learning approach to training walking skill.
  3. Describe research plans for using the task oriented motor learning approach for training walking skill in persons with Parkinson’s disease.


Kristin Lowry, PhD
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University

Dr. Lowry is a new faculty member and researcher in the Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Lowry’s primary research interest is to better understand motor control processes underlying skilled walking, and in how we can best re-train skilled walking. Specifically, her work focuses on how we measure walking skill, and on the development and comparison of gait rehabilitation interventions for older adults with mobility disability and persons with Parkinson’s disease.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/16/2014 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/16/2014 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Student Education Center #115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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