My Plastic Brain refers to the amazing neuroplastic capabilities that the brain possesses. (neuro = neuron, plastic = moldable). While certain areas of the brain tend to be responsible for particular functions, there is overlap which allows for new pathways to be established. The more these new pathways are used (repetition), the more ingrained they become. Solidifying these new pathways allows for ‘rewiring’ to take place. Functions that were once lost due to injury or stroke can be rehabilitated. In other words, different areas of the brain can be recruited to perform functions that were damaged due to injury.
- Specificity - opportunity to practice the skill - specific to the way it will be used.
- Repetition - the skill must be practiced over and over again.
- Challenge - The ‘load’ or level of challenge must be continually increased.
Promoting neuroplasticity as part of your rehab therapy program! Assist your brain to recover decreased function due to stroke and neurological injury or illness.
Our Invitation to You
MyPlasticBrain is brand new, our goal is to help bridge the gap from hospital discharge to home, and assist you in your recovery journey. We welcome your feedback and will use it to help create a site that is practical and provides real benefit as you work toward regaining function and maximizing your independence. Help us create a site that will be truly useful. We have dedicated our professional lives to rehab therapy; we know there is a need for a site such as this. Your feedback and information from our user profiles will help the site evolve into a tool for 21st century rehab! We invite you to partner with us further, and subscribe today with free membership.
This site is not intended to replace your traditional rehab therapy, only to support and compliment it.
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