Event: Proprioception after stroke – considerations beyond the motor system | Action Club Seminars in Motor Control and Coordination

October 29, 2021 @ 03:45 pm to 05:00 pm

Jennifer Semrau, University of Delaware

127 Noll Lab
University Park

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Proprioception after stroke has been understudied due to a lack of suitable measurement tools to precisely define and characterize sensory impairments. This has led to the adoption of a “motor-centric” approach to both stroke research and rehabilitation. Recently, we have shown that proprioceptive impairments are exceedingly common after stroke and that some individuals possess post-stroke impairments that are likely multisensory in nature. Here, I will discuss work that challenges fundamental ideas in the field of neurorehabilitation, namely that motor and proprioceptive recovery are tightly coupled, and that vision of the limb is always beneficial to movement output, and what this means for rehabilitation after stroke.