Prof Jon Marsden

University of Plymouth

Jonathan graduated with a BSc (Hons) 1st Class in Physiotherapy from Manchester University in 1991 and graduated with an MSc (Distinction) in Neurological Science, from University College in London. Where he also went on to receive his PhD in Clinical Medicine, 2000.

Jonathan currently teaches on the MSc in Neurological Rehabilitation at the School of Health Professions. He is the lead for the "Cognition, perception and behaviour" module and contribute "sensorimotor control in neurological practice" and "pathomechanics and rehabilitation of gait and balance". He also contributes to the undergraduate physiotherapy program Neurological Physiotherapy module.

His research interests and experience are in the field of neurorehabilitation and human motor physiology. He is currently investigating the pathophysiology and rehabilitation of balance and gait disorders after central and peripheral neurological lesions in adult and paediatric populations.

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Deficits in balance and walking in Upper Motor Neuron Syndromes

An upper motor neuron syndrome can result in paresis, hypertonia and sensory loss. This presentation will describe the causes of balance dysfunction following a supratentorial stroke and discuss how selective sensory stimulation can enhance recovery.

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