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Entry Level Capstone
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Allie Best OT/L
This 16-week capstone experience with Southern Crescent Traumatic Brain Injury Center (SCTBI) focused on creating and implementing an intensive amplitude-focused program to improve functional and motor outcomes in stroke survivors. The student achieved Lee Silverman Voice Treatment-BIG (LSVT-BIG) certification to gain in-depth knowledge regarding neuroplasticity and recalibration of the sensorimotor system through high-amplitude movements. The student utilized the knowledge gained from the certification course to create an intensive high-amplitude program appropriate for acute stroke survivors in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. The program is comprised of exercises that are completed in either supine, seated, or sitting and focus on functional movements such as reaching, bending, and twisting.
Lauren R. LaFreniere. 2023. Implementation of an Intensive Amplitude-Focused Program with Stroke Patients in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting. Capstone. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSUWorks, . (133)