The framework on which a Carr & Shepherd’s approach is based includes the dynamical systems theory of motor control, the plasticity of the CNS, & the maladaptive biomechanical changes that occurs after CNS injury. Principles of motor learning guide the therapist in structuring the therapeutic environment to maximize patient’s recovery of motor function.
1. Dynamic system theory & CNS plasticity
2. Development of maladaptive strategies
3. Principle of the functional task oriented approach.