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2017 Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture Focused on Brain Plasticity

Shailesh KantakShailesh Kantak PhD, PT, director of neuroplasticity and motor behavior laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation and assistant professor at Arcadia University spoke about how to harness brain plasticity using typical PT equipment at the 17th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on October 5, 2017.

Dr. Kantak talked about the science of why direct current stimulation is an easily accessible tool that should be used to assist recovery in our patients. He provided an overview of the work of brain stimulation and how evidence is being put forth that this technique changes the wiring in the brain. This work involves making cortical changes that lead to both cognitive and mobility changes in patients. Dr. Kantak talked about the new uses of this tool to aid upper and lower limb mobility. He shared examples of his work identifying the mechanisms used to increase the mobility of individuals post stroke.

2017 Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture

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