Individual-Level Responsiveness of the Original and Short-Form Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients.

CONCLUSION: The PASS has better individual-level responsiveness than does the SFPASS. To comprehensively report effects of clinical trials, future studies using the PASS should report the individual-level effect (e.g., number of patients scoring greater than the MDC). PMID: 23723386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Healthy Aging Managing your health care Memory Neurological conditions Prevention Surgery Source Type: blogs
The early initiation of robot-assisted gait training in patients with acute stroke could promote neuroplasticity. The aim of this study was to clarify the microstructural changes of white matter associated with gait training using Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Patients with first-ever stroke and requiring a walking aid started gait training within 1  week of stroke onset. The patients were quasi-randomly assigned either to the conventional physical therapy (CPT) group or gait training using HAL (HAL) group.
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Our study aimed to confirm the therapeutic effects of using a trunk stabilization training robot (3DBT-33) in patients with chronic stroke. A total of 38 patients with chronic stroke were randomly assigned to either an experimental or a control group. The robot group (n = 19) received 30 min of trunk stability robot training in addition to conventional physical therapy, while the control group (n = 19) received a similar conventional physical therapy as the robot group. All participants were assessed using the following: the Functional Ambulation Categories (FAC), timed up and go (TUG) te...
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Discussion: The Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) mainly aim to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of traditional Chinese medicine rehabilitation program, by comparing the treatment of ZSTX with the PT for the treatment of limb spasm after stroke. Trial registration: Chinese Clinical Trial Registry: ChiCTR 1900024255. Registered on July 3, 2019.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the literature reports of qualitative and quantitative results of physical therapy treatments in the alternative aquatic setting for individuals affected by strokes.Method: PRISMA guidelines were used to carry out the systematic review and meta-analysis. Three bibliographic databases were searched: MEDLINE, PEDro, and the Cochrane Library. Papers included in the study were required to: (a) have a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design of research; and (b) be published in English; (c) be published during the last 10 years (2008-2018). Only randomized c...
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
When I was in the prime of my career as a global financial controller, I had a massive stroke. I worked for a premier investment hedge firm, traveling frequently, at the top of my game. When the stroke hit, it stopped everything — and I mean everything. There were no warning signs. Everything I had taken for granted was gone. Now the world is trying to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic — and most of us had no idea what was coming. Our lives, much of our work, our social interactions, and the economy itself have basically stopped, with few exceptions. Just coping with this terrifying reality is a challenge. But...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Inspiration & Hope Personal coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic Stroke Trauma Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: This review found patterns of physical therapist practice for cardiorespiratory conditions, neurological conditions, and conditions requiring acute hospital care that were both evidence based and not evidence based. A concern is that a substantial percentage of physical therapists provided interventions that were of low value or unknown value, despite the availability of high-value interventions. IMPACT: This systematic review is the first to summarize the percentage of physical therapist treatment choices that were high value versus low value for cardiorespiratory conditions, neurological conditions, and...
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Abstract People with stroke cite mobility deficits as one of the most burdensome limitations. National and international stroke guidelines recommend physical therapy based on task-oriented practice, with high numbers of repetitions to improve mobility. In the outpatient setting in Germany and Austria, these principles have not yet been established. The purpose of this study was to identify an evidence-based intervention that could help reduce this research-practice gap. A stepwise approach proposed by Voigt-Radloff et al and Cochrane Germany was used. First, the specific health service problem in the German and Au...
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
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.
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions: All the studies in this review report improvement of facial movement or function following application of various methods of physical rehabilitation for facial palsy. Methodological limitations and heterogeneity of design affect the strength of the evidence and prevent reliable comparison between intervention methods. Strong evidence supporting physical rehabilitation was not found; well-designed rigorous research is required.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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