Saturday, February 18, 2012

Meaningful: Driving Stroke Recovery

When practicing to relearn movement effort should be task-specific. That is, tasks or component parts of a task should be practiced.  Choose tasks that are very meaningful. The more meaningful the task, the more motivation available. The more motivated, the more effort will be brought to bear. The more effort exerted, the more neuroplastic (brain rewiring) change will be driven. 

What motivates you? Fear? Friends not dropping by because you can't play cards anymore? Clients not trusting you because you've had a stroke? Recovery is not supposed to be comfortable. A dash of desperation is necessary.

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