Course Description

This 1-hour continuing education course is presented by Dr. Scott Thompson, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CSRS, LSVT BIG, the Director of Clinical Services for Saebo, Inc. The course will introduce you to the basic principles and history of mental practice, provide evidence-based research concerning the benefits of using mental practice and physiological changes that occur during mental practice, help you apply mental practice in the clinic and home settings, and show you how to access SaeboMind as a free resource for stroke and neurological recovery anywhere at any time.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Using Mental Practice to Improve Motor Recovery

    • Overview

    • Download the Course Handout

    • Using Mental Practice for Motor Recovery

    • Course Review

    • Quiz

    • Course Feedback Survey


  • Be able to define mental practice

  • Be able to identify/explain EBR related to the importance of mental practice and the physiological aspects

  • Understand how to use mental practice in a clinical setting

  • Be able to identify/explain EBR related to physiological changes during mental practice

  • Understand how to access and use SaeboMind as a resource


  • Brief overview of the synonyms and definitions of mental practice

  • How mental practice is used inside and outside the rehabilitation department

  • Benefits of mental practice

  • Candidates and indications for mental practice use

  • Brief overview of the evidence-based research about mental practice and neurological recovery

  • Mechanisms responsible for expectations of mental practice results

  • Anatomical and physiological results of using mental practice

  • Modes of mental practice application

  • Audio examples from SaeboMind, a free resource for clinicians and clientsof mental practice

  • A 15-question quiz


Director of Clinical Services, Saebo, Inc.

Dr. Scott Thompson, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CSRS, LSVT-BIG

Dr. Scott Thompson is a doctor of occupational therapy specializing in geriatrics and neurological rehabilitation with advanced treatment certifications in CSRS, LSVT-BIG and Saebo certifications. He currently is the Director of Clinical Services for Saebo, Inc., which includes product and business development, CEU development, research, marketing, sales, and online instructional videos. He also works as a per diem therapist to remain connected to clients, colleagues, and treatment, serves on multiple college advisory boards, and is a former executive chair for his State's Association and Foundation.


  • Cancellations

    If Saebo decides to cancel this course, for whatever reason, a notification will be sent to the original email used for participation in this course. If the participant would like to cancel their participation, please provide a short email to and you will be removed from the course.

  • Extra Accommodations

    Please provide extra accommodation requests via email to explaining what you require to participate in the course(s) of your choosing. We will do our best to accommodate you if given a substantial amount of time prior to participation.