Commercial video games in the rehabilitation of patients with sub-acute stroke: a pilot study.

CONCLUSIONS: An interdisciplinary rehabilitation approach supplemented with semi-immersive virtual reality seems to be useful for improving balance and postural control, functional independence in basic activities of daily living, quality of life, as well as motivation and self-esteem, with excellent adherence. This intervention modality could be adopted as a therapeutic tool in neurological rehabilitation of stroke patients in subacute stage. PMID: 28990643 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research

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Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, EarlyView.
Source: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Source Type: research
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, EarlyView.
Source: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Motor imagery, combined with conventional therapy (physiotherapy or occupational therapy), seems to have positive effects on the motor rehabilitation of the upper limb following a stroke. Further research is needed to improve the heterogeneity of the interventions and to evaluate their effectiveness in the long term. PMID: 29480509 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
ConclusionDespite there being recommendations of best practice for the assessment of specific domains of somatosensation in children with cerebral palsy, current practice does not yet mirror these recommendations. Additionally, therapists have low satisfaction and confidence with what they are currently using, highlighting the need for a comprehensive and standardised assessment of somatosensation for use in children with neurological disorders.
Source: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Available trials provided inadequate evidence to permit any conclusions about routine use of rPMS for people after stroke. Additional trials with large sample sizes are needed to determine an appropriate rPMS protocol as well as long-term effects. We identified three ongoing trials and will include these trials in the next review update. PMID: 28644548 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
DiscussionDespite the evidence demonstrating the importance of trunk control after stroke, studies about the effects of trunk rehabilitation on gait performance are inconsistent. In the current study, a more sophisticated treatment protocol will be used to enlarge therapeutic improvements, the relationship between clinical and biomechanical measures of gait performance can be investigated, and the sustainability of the effects of trunk exercises over time will be examined. Since clinical improvements are of greater importance to patients and physiotherapists, clinical assessment scales will be used as primary outcome measu...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractGuidelines in stroke rehabilitation recommend the use of a multidisciplinary approach. Different approaches and techniques with music are used in the stroke rehabilitation to improve motor and cognitive functions but also psychological outcomes. In this randomized controlled pilot trial, relational active music therapy approaches were tested in the post-acute phase of disease. Thirty-eight hospitalized patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke were recruited and allocated in two groups. The experimental group underwent the standard of care (physiotherapy and occupational therapy daily sessions) and relational a...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Physiotherapy Research International,Volume 23, Issue 1, January 2018.
Source: Physiotherapy Research International - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A small proportion of total PT and OT time is directed to the involved UL during acute rehabilitation. Given the evidence for early and intense rehabilitation, there is a need to explore the reasons for this low intensity of UL therapy in the acute stage post-stroke. PMID: 27589513 [PubMed - in process]
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 August 2016 Source:Journal of Physiotherapy Author(s): Prudence Plummer
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
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