Mike Studer

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About Mike Studer

Dr. Studer has been a PT since 1991, an NCS since 1995. He is co-founder and co-owner of Spark Rehabilitation and Wellness in Bend, where he is an adjunct professor at the OSU DPT program leading the coursework on motor control. Mike was recognized as the 2011 Clinician of the Year in the Neurologic and (in 2014) the Geriatric Academies of the APTA. He received the highest honor available in PT in 2020, being distinguished as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA in 2020. Dr. Studer has authored over 35 articles, 6 book chapters, and is a consultant to Major League Baseball.

Training the Central Nervous System: Demand and Supply

Does neuroplasticity occur in normal development and learning in adulthood? How can we use the body to stimulate positive change in the brain? Can these effects be harnessed to preserve brain function associated with aging? Dr. Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFS, FAPTA leads this session leveraging powerful strategies that can be readily available to you and your clients – now!


1. Explain how power training leverages neuroplasticity in a brain-body connection.

2. Create training programs that maximize neuroplasticity through recruitment and power training.

3. Understand and leverage gamification within power training to increase patient engagement and neuroplasticity.


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