Training Walking Skill: A Task Oriented Motor Learning Approach
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Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.
- Describe the task-oriented motor learning approach to training walking skill.
- Summarize recent literature comparing standard physical therapy approaches to the task oriented motor learning approach to training walking skill.
- 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.
- 1.00 CE Contact Hours