Operant Conditioning Therapeutic Applications

Therapeutic Applications

Operant Conditioning is a method that has been researched for over 30 years. Year after year, evidence has shown that Operant Conditioning can be used for neural rehabilitation to decrease spasticity and improve strength.

With many of the currently available therapies, the patients are often recipient of the treatments consisting of medication and orthoses. In contrast, with reflex operant conditioning, the patient takes control of the therapy; they must be active participants in their own therapy, and learn to change and control their abnormal reflex activity.

ROC promotes improvements in:

  • more effective execution of motor tasks
  • beneficial changes in many more important pathways
  • further recovery
  • increased participation in therapy
  • increased independence and participation in everyday life