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Neurorehabilitation: from the bench to the bedside
Wed, April 5, 2017, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM BST
Neurorehabilitation: from the bench to the bedside: Regis Mestriner
Regis Mestriner –Physiotherapist and Professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (http://www.pucrs.br/en/). Prof Mestriner received his Master’s degree (2010) and PhD (2013) in Physiology (Neuroscience), working on animal models of stroke recovery such as: collagenase type IVs and endothelin, brain plasticity and neurorehabilitation. However, as a Physiotherapist, by background Prof Mestriner’s interest is in the application of physiological evidence for neuro recovery to human rehabilitation.
During this talk we will explore how basic neuroscience research in animal models (e.g. rat models of neuroplasticity at the cellular and histological levels, as well as behavioural methods of measuring movement recovery after nervous system injuries in animal models) has influenced important principles of the neurorehabilitation at clinical level, such as 1) Use it or lose it; 2) The earlier the better; 3) More is better; and 4) Task-specific stimulation.