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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
prevent anticipation
reduce feedback
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


What is essential for sensory retraining?

Active cognitive engagement - via attention and using mental imagery