- Karen Pryor
- 1 Hour 44 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Aug 03, 2017
In this lecture, we will discuss neuroplasticity as an addition to the treatment regime for re-education of function. Learn how each layer of the nervous system can be addressed with neuroplasticity techniques, re-routing connections around damaged areas to restore function, and discover how neuroplasticity is modernizing and redefining treatments in physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
Throughout the keynote, we will explore multidisciplinary applications and examples from across the lifespan, including:
- strategies for overcoming the impact of injury in the subconscious memory of balance and movement
- new ways to develop neuroplastic connections for proprioception in motion with total joint replacements
- techniques that incorporate music, beat, and video to rewire gait abnormalities
- and much more
|Manual (3.3 MB)||28 Pages||Available after Purchase|
- Define neuroplasticity and how it can enhance therapy treatments for physical, occupational and speech therapy treatments.
- Brief tour of the layers of the nervous system and how each can be addressed in neuroplasticity techniques
- Discussion of how neuroplasticity can be an effective addition to the treatment regime for re-education of function and treatments
- Learned use and non-use as important tools in therapy sessions
- Increase awareness of challenges in the nervous system and instruction of how neuroplasticity connections can be re-routed around damage.
- Video demonstration of limp can be a performance of the subconscious in a learned pattern – case study
Health Sphere Wellness Center
Karen Pryor, Ph.D., PT, DPT, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for 40 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, an integrative therapy clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Involved with early intervention in the birth-three population for over 30 years, she has developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings, including homes, childcare centers, and school systems, to advance pediatric therapy programs.
Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention, (2014-2019), a position to which she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to the advanced treatment of children from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy School, and in the Volunteer State Community College Physical Therapy Assistant program. She is a clinical instructor for several universities and colleges. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor advances a more expansive view of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifespan by using neuroplasticity techniques.
Financial: Karen Pryor is owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Karen Pryor serves on the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention board.