Rehabilitation promotes functional movement in atypical populations Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractThe suggestion that movement disorders exhibited by people with central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction should be considered normal and therefore not rehabilitated is rejected from three standpoints: (1) the CNS does not always select the best movement patterns for optimal long term outcome, (2) there is literature demonstrating that rehabilitation enhances motor function and independence, and (3) there exists a capacity for motor recovery and motor skill learning following brain damage.


  • Morris, Meg
  • Matyas, Thomas
  • Iansek, Robert
  • Cunnington, Ross

publication date

  • March 1996