Recovery of walking function is a top priority for adults after neurologic injury. Traditional approaches frequently demonstrate only modest improvement in walking function. While conventional therapy often directly conflicts with current concepts of neuroplasticity, motor learning, and exercise physiology, High Intensity Gait Training (HIGT) harnesses these principles and has a growing body of supportive literature including the 2020 Locomotor Training Clinical Practice Guideline. This course will review clinically relevant principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning and answer the “who, what, when, how, and why?” for HIGT. Video case examples will compliment discussion of the skilled nature of implementing HIGT with patients of a variety of ability levels. Common barriers such as equipment, time constraints, and therapist beliefs will be addressed to enhance carryover and allow immediate clinical implementation.
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About The Speaker(s)
Ryan Gorecki, PT, DPT is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 2017. He is a 2015 graduate of Marquette University. He completed the Marquette University/Milwaukee VA Neurologic PT residency program in 2016. He currently works in the outpatient neuro clinic at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center and is an adjunct faculty member at Marquette University. Ryan also serves on the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy's Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Locomotor Clinical Practice Guideline.
Brittany Kennedy, PT, DPT is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 2014. She is a 2012 graduate of St. Francis University. She completed the Marquette University/Milwaukee VA Neurologic PT residency program in 2013. She currently works in outpatient neuro at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center and is an adjunct faculty member at Marquette University.