Physical Therapy -> Praxis


Praxis is planning and sequencing a movement; it’s the ability to think about what you want to do (ideation), how you will do it (motor planning), and then using muscles to do it (execution). To plan and sequence a movement, we need our brain to take in information from all our senses and organize it. After it's organized, we are able to perform a task. A new task is hard until we practice it over and over again. Eventually, a task will be loaded into our brain and we will barely think about doing it. For example: Brushing your teeth or walking up steps. At first, these tasks are hard and look clumsy, but eventually we just do it without thinking.

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  • Neurological Conditions - Types of neurological conditions may include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementias, Brain Cancer, Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders, Mental Disorders, Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders, and Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).