Implementing a Rehabilitation Protocol for Spatial Neglect Assessment and Treatment in an Acute Care Hospital
Conclusions: Implementation of a standard rehabilitation assessment and treatment protocol for spatial neglect in acute care is feasible. The findings related to fidelity are promising; however, further research is recommended.
Sensors, Vol. 20, Pages 3754: A Virtual Reality Muscle–Computer Interface for Neurorehabilitation in Chronic Stroke: A Pilot Study Sensors doi: 10.3390/s20133754 Authors: Octavio Marin-Pardo Christopher M. Laine Miranda Rennie Kaori L. Ito James Finley Sook-Lei Liew Severe impairment of limb movement after stroke can be challenging to address in the chronic stage of stroke (e.g., greater than 6 months post stroke). Recent evidence suggests that physical therapy can still promote meaningful recovery after this stage, but the required high amount of therapy is difficult to deliver within the scope of ...
Conditions: Healthy; Stroke Interventions: Other: Error-augmented treadmill training; Other: active control group; Other: Error-augmented concept combined physical therapy group; Other: conventional physical therapy group; Other: NO INTERVENTION Sponsor: National Taiwan University Hospital Not yet recruiting
CONCLUSION: Self-reported poor sleep adversely effects post-stroke functional recovery. PMID: 32602376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Some of the identified barriers could be overcome with modeling and training in best practice, while others may require interventions targeting organizational environment and leadership. Future knowledge translation interventions should target the identified barriers and facilitators to implementing aerobic exercise. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A312).
Conclusions: Despite a targeted training approach and noted improvements in most measures, these changes did not appear to arise from improved spatiotemporal gait asymmetry. Furthermore, improvements in gait function observed in the laboratory setting did not appear to translate to increased community mobility. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A316).
Conclusions: Results demonstrate this combined interventional approach was feasible and improved stance symmetry overground, yet further work should consider increasing training intensity and/or duration to induce gains lasting through follow-up.
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Authors: Park C, Oh-Park M, Dohle C, Bialek A, Friel K, Edwards D, Krebs HI, You JSH Abstract BACKGROUND: While Walkbot-assisted locomotor training (WLT) provided ample evidence on balance and gait improvements, the therapeutic effects on cardiopulmonary and psychological elements as well as fall confidence are unknown in stroke survivors. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to compare the effects of Walkbot locomotor training (WLT) with conventional locomotor training (CLT) on balance and gait, cardiopulmonary and psychological functions and fall confidence in acute hemiparetic stroke. METHODS: Fourteen pat...
Stroke survivors show greater postural oscillations and altered muscular activation compared to healthy controls. This results in difficulties in walking and standing, and in an increased risk of falls. A proper control of the trunk is related to a stable walk and to a lower falling risk; to this extent, rehabilitative protocols are currently working on core stability. The main objective of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness of trunk and balance training performed with a new robotic device designed for evaluation and training of balance and core stability, in improving the recovery of chronic stroke patients compa...
CONCLUSIONS:: Results demonstrate this combined interventional approach was feasible and improved stance symmetry overground, yet further work should consider increasing training intensity and/or duration to induce gains lasting through follow-up. PMID: 32516301 [PubMed - in process]