Martin Rice, Joseph Sharaya, Hannah Esperanza, Robert Breneman; Influence of Limb Dominance and Cognitive Loading Upon Upper-Extremity Bimanual Motor Control. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311505193. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7033
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Date Presented 04/06/19
OTs commonly treat persons with varying degrees of hemiplegia. This study explored two strategies (limb dominance and cognitive loading) that would either facilitate or inhibit upper-extremity motor control. In a healthy population, limb dominance had much more of an inhibiting effect upon bimanual motor control than cognitive loading. This may be an important consideration when teaching persons with hemiplegia during upper-extremity bimanual functional activities.
Primary Author and Speaker: Martin Rice
Additional Authors and Speakers: Joseph Sharaya
Contributing Authors: Hannah Esperanza, Robert Breneman
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