Flashcards in Evidence Based Practice - Sensory Re-education Deck (6)
Why is sensation important?
Important to maintain normal cortical representation in the sensory and motor cortices
Somatosensory loss = reduced fine motor control = poor functional outcomes
What are the principles of sensory retraining?
Improving neural plasticity by decoding the altered neural impulses
- recoding existing sensory nerves and receptors and the somatosensory tract
What are sensory retraining tasks?
Using sensory repeated targeted discrimination tasks
How to progress sensory retraining?
remove visual stimuli
Make the discrimination level harder
What are the different techniques for sensory retraining?
- texture discrimination
- limb position sense
- tactile object recognition
- mirror therapy for light touch
- temperature and pain
- intermittent pneumatic compression