NECHAMA KARMAN

MOBILITY RESEARCH UK

Nechama Karman, PT, MS, PCS, is a physical therapist in NY.  She has extensive experience in paediatric and adult rehabilitation, across the continuum of care settings. She has been a LiteGait clinical trainer since 2008, and since 2010 has been responsible for clinical education programs for Mobility Research – including their online Journal Club, Case Reports
 & other clinical webinars.  She has used LiteGait extensively across populations for gait training and advanced skills training, primarily with acquired brain injuries and other neurological deficits. She was formerly on physical therapy faculty, at New York Institute of Technology and at Hunter College, CUNY.

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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.

EVEN MORE SEMINARS

  • Prof Sara Demain: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Prof Sara Demain
    University of Plymouth

    Self-Management in Neuro-Rehabilitation

  • Dr Nicholas Silver: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Nicholas Silver
    The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool; The Brain Charity

    More than just a headache, more than just prescribing drugs

  • Clare Belmont and Jo Heath: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Clare Belmont and Jo Heath
    Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, The Huntercombe Group

    Supporting patients with complex physical impairments following brain injury

  • Ali Gibson: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Ali Gibson
    Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research

    Spinal Cord Injury; the unseen complex complications – Neuropathic Pain

  • Susan Wood: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Susan Wood
    Matthew’s Friends Clinics

    Ketogenic Diet Therapy in Adults; complex epilepsy and beyond.