While neurons cannot regenerate, learning experiences and life exposures contribute to neuroplasticity. In this discussion, we will examine what neuroplasticity is, and how allied health providers can utilize this concept to help patients develop positive health behaviors.
Initial post: Read the following article, Neuroplasticity and Clinical Practice: Building Brain Power for Health.
Then, answer the following question: “What is neuroplasticity, and how can you use it to help patients develop positive health behaviors?” Cite the assigned article to support your key positions.
Reply post: In response to a peer’s post, suggest an additional method to enhance neuroplasticity. Explain how this method changes neurology at a cellular level (think about neuron activity, axons, etc.).
Shaffer J. (2016). Neuroplasticity and Clinical Practice: Building Brain Power for Health. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1118. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01118