Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Influence of Limb Dominance and Cognitive Loading Upon Upper-Extremity Bimanual Motor Control
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, USA
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, USA
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, USA
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Influence of Limb Dominance and Cognitive Loading Upon Upper-Extremity Bimanual Motor Control
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505193. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7033
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505193. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7033
Abstract

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