The physical rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb loss has typically focused on the design and function of the patient’s prosthesis rather than on how he or she should be taught to use it. Little attention has been given to the use of well-established motor learning strategies during the physical rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb loss. This article reviews these motor learning strategies and suggests ways in which they can be used during physical rehabilitation to improve the mobility of individuals with lower limb loss. Additional research is necessary to understand how these motor learning strategies should be combined and used during rehabilitation.
Volume 49 Number 10, 2012
Pages 1431 — 1442
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