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1

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

2

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

3

What are sensory retraining tasks?

Using sensory repeated targeted discrimination tasks

4

How to progress sensory retraining?

remove visual stimuli
prevent anticipation
reduce feedback
Make the discrimination level harder

5

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

6

What is essential for sensory retraining?

Active cognitive engagement - via attention and using mental imagery