Motor learning and skill acquisition is a complex process of learning through the interaction of various dependent variables.
One of the most important variables is the conscious effort of the patients to learn a new skill or to refine a learned skill. Social and
communication skills of a therapist play an important role in motivating and engaging cognitionof a patient to learn a new motor
Keywords:Motor Learning; New Skill; Practice; Training
Motor learning is a “collection of internal processes associated
with practice leading to relatively permanent changes in the
skilled behavior.” In other terms, motor learning is when complex
processes occurring in the brain, in response to the practice of a
particular skill resulting in the change in neuronal network .
Motor learning involves three stages such as, cognitive, associative
and autonomous . Except for the autonomous stage, cognitive
and autonomous stage requires a conscious effort by the patients
[3-5]. The Smart Approach (SA) is a systematic way to approach
a patient for better rehabilitation outcome. The SA involves the
a. Stage 1: Reviewing the medical record of the patient.
b. Stage 2: Review the latest scientiic literature for the best
c. Stage 3: The rehabilitation goals must be formulated in
consultation with the patients and care takers.
The SA improves patients trust in therapist, which is essential
factor in the success of the treatment. SA by a therapist would
result in greater acceptance of activity modiication and adherence
to the regime, lower anxiety level in relation to any conlict [6-9].
Patients are more likely to open and disclose information if they
trust their therapist.  [10,11]. In view of the above, it’s imperative
for a therapist to gain the conidence of the patients through a SA.
Regular one to one personal interaction, short counseling sessions
and resolving a conlict causing anxiety must be the priority for a
therapist to engage the patients’ physical and mental capacity to