There is a lack of conceptual and theoretical clarity among clinicians and researchers regarding the control of motor actions based on the use of the term "motor control." It is important to differentiate control processes from observations of motor output to improve communication and to make progress in understanding motor disorders and their remediation. This article clarifies terminology related to theoretical concepts underlying the control of motor actions, emphasizing how the term "motor control" is applied in neurorehabilitation. Two major opposing theoretical frameworks are described (i.e., direct and indirect), and their strengths and pitfalls are discussed. Then, based on the proposition that sensorimotor rehabilitation should be predicated on one comprehensive theory instead of an eclectic mix of theories and models, several solutions are offered about how to address controversies in motor learning, optimality, and adaptability of movement.

Levin, M., Piscitelli, D. (2022). Motor Control: A Conceptual Framework for Rehabilitation. MOTOR CONTROL, 26(4), 497-517 [10.1123/mc.2022-0026].

Motor Control: A Conceptual Framework for Rehabilitation

Piscitelli D.
2022

Abstract

There is a lack of conceptual and theoretical clarity among clinicians and researchers regarding the control of motor actions based on the use of the term "motor control." It is important to differentiate control processes from observations of motor output to improve communication and to make progress in understanding motor disorders and their remediation. This article clarifies terminology related to theoretical concepts underlying the control of motor actions, emphasizing how the term "motor control" is applied in neurorehabilitation. Two major opposing theoretical frameworks are described (i.e., direct and indirect), and their strengths and pitfalls are discussed. Then, based on the proposition that sensorimotor rehabilitation should be predicated on one comprehensive theory instead of an eclectic mix of theories and models, several solutions are offered about how to address controversies in motor learning, optimality, and adaptability of movement.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
epistemology; nervous system diseases; physical therapy; sensorimotor recovery;
English
8-lug-2022
2022
26
4
497
517
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Levin, M., Piscitelli, D. (2022). Motor Control: A Conceptual Framework for Rehabilitation. MOTOR CONTROL, 26(4), 497-517 [10.1123/mc.2022-0026].
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