A novel neurocognitive rehabilitation tool in the recovery of hemiplegic hand grip after stroke: a case report.

A novel neurocognitive rehabilitation tool in the recovery of hemiplegic hand grip after stroke: a case report. Funct Neurol. 2019 Jan-Mar;34(1):53-57 Authors: Paolucci T, Capobianco SV, Vinciguerra SM, Cilli M, Villani C, Saraceni VM Abstract Stroke has significant physical, psychological and social consequences. Recent rehabilitation approaches suggest that cognitive exercises with dual-task (sensory-motor) exercises positively influence the recovery and function of the hemiplegic hand grip. The purpose of this study was to describe a rehabilitation protocol involving the use of a new neurocognitive tool called "UOVO" for hand grip recovery after stroke. A 58-year-old right-handed male patient in the chronic stage of stroke, presenting with left-sided hemiparesis and marked motor deficits at the level of the left hand and forearm, was treated with the UOVO, a new rehabilitation instrument based on the neurocognitive rehabilitation theory of Perfetti. The patient was evaluated at T0 (before treatment), T1 (after treatment) and T2 (2 months of follow-up). At T2, the patient showed improvements of motor functions, shoulder, elbow and wrist spasticity, motility and performance. This case report explores the possibility of improving traditional rehabilitation through a neurocognitive approach with a dual-task paradigm (including motor and somato-sensory stimulation), specifically one involving the use of an original rehabilitation aid named UOVO, w...
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