Nechama Karman, PT MS PCS
Nechama Karman, PT, MS, PCS, is a board certified pediatric physical therapist in private practice in Great Neck, NY. She has extensive experience in pediatric and adult rehabilitation settings, including inpatient, outpatient, acute and long-term rehab as well as home-based environments.
She has been a LiteGait clinical trainer since 2008, and since 2010 has been responsible for ongoing clinical education programs for Mobility Research – including the facilitation of the online Journal Club, Case Studies & other clinical webinars.
She has used LiteGait extensively across populations for both gait training and advanced skills training, primarily in individuals with acquired brain injuries and other neurological deficits. She was formerly on faculty at the School of Health Professions, Behavioral and Life Sciences of New York Institute of Technology, in Old Westbury, NY and School of Health Sciences, Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Braking Bad: Developing Eccentric Control in Clients with CNS Dysfunction
Eccentric muscle contractions are the brakes of the movement system. In the normal gait pattern, the majority of muscle contractions are eccentric, yielding remarkable efficiency: harnessing momentum and ground reaction forces, minimizing the energy cost of walking. In individuals with neurological injuries, movement impairments impede the ability to generate eccentric contractions or to time muscle contractions correctly, yielding co-contraction and inefficiency. We will identify how these impairments impede postural control and gait ability and how to specifically address them using voicing as a mechanism to promote eccentric muscle contractions in intervention programs to minimize negative effects on gait and maximize walking performance. Video cases will allow participants to view application of these methods using a variety of therapeutic handling techniques and functional tasks.
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