Chapter 2. Theoretical Basis

  1. Dr Judi Edmans Therapists Specialist
  1. Janet Ivey1 and
  2. Melissa Mew2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch2

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

How to Cite

Ivey, J. and Mew, M. (2010) Theoretical Basis, in Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition (ed J. Edmans), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch2

Editor Information

  1. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Llwynypia Hospital, RCT, Mid-Glamorgan, South Wales, UK

  2. 2

    Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192668

Online ISBN: 9781444323801



  • occupational therapy's principle concern - patient's occupational identity and occupational performance;
  • theoretical constructs - Conceptual Models of Practice and Frames of Reference;
  • Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) - complexity of human occupation that behaviour is dynamic;
  • MOHOST (MOHO Screening Tool) and Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS);
  • Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement (CMOP-E);
  • psychodynamic frame of reference - to Sigmund Freud's controversial theories;
  • short-term presynaptic potentiation (STP);
  • neuroplasticity, ‘the ability to accomplish the goal in exactly the same way as before the injury’;
  • normal movement or Bobath-based approach - restorative approach to physical neurorehabilitation in UK;
  • movement science - remedial approach to physical neurorehabilitation or motor relearning programming (MRP)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical constructs

  • Conceptual models of practice

  • Frames of reference

  • Neuroplasticity

  • Intervention approaches

  • Self-evaluation questions