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Reliability of Dynamic Muscle Performance in the Hemiparetic Upper Limb

Reliability of Dynamic Muscle Performance in the Hemiparetic Upper Limb Kim, C Maria ABSTRACT We established reliability of upper-limb muscle performance in adults with post-stroke hemiparesis. Ten adults with post-stroke hemiparesis (51.5 ± 34.5 months) performed isokinetic concentric shoulder flexion, elbow flexion, and extension at 3 criterion speeds (30°/s, 75°/s, and 120°/s) on 3 separate […]

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‘Pusher Syndrome’, The

‘Pusher Syndrome’, The Roller, Margaret L ABSTRACT Pusher syndrome in patients post-stroke is characterized by leaning and active pushing toward the hemiplegic side with no compensation for the instability, and resistance to passive correction toward midline. Patients with pusher syndrome post-stroke have been found to require longer than average to reach independence in activities of […]

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Interrater and Intrarater Reliability of the Tinetti Balance Test for Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Interrater and Intrarater Reliability of the Tinetti Balance Test for Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Kloos, Anne D ABSTRACT Background and Purpose: Individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) develop balance problems. This study was conducted to determine the reliability of the Tinetti Balance Test for individuals with ALS. Subjects and Methods: Subjects in Stages I […]

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Pharmacological modification of recovery following brain injury

Pharmacological modification of recovery following brain injury Flanagan, Steven R ABSTRACT Individuals with brain injury typically present for rehabilitation with numerous physical, cognitive, and behavioral impairments, which requires an interdisciplinary treatment approach. While traditional rehabilitation often transpires over a prolonged time period, recent fiscal constraints have limited the amount of time many individuals receive services, […]

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The Financial Feasibility of Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training

Giving Your Outpatient Rehabilitation Program a Lift: The Financial Feasibility of Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training Studer, Mike In their article on the financial viability of locomotor training, Morrison and Backus’ ask one of the more introspective questions in neurologic physical therapy-“Are we worth the capitol budget items that we request?” The authors answer this […]

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Application of Ventilatory Strategies to Enhance Functional Activities for an Individual with Spinal Cord Injury

Application of Ventilatory Strategies to Enhance Functional Activities for an Individual with Spinal Cord Injury Henderson, Cathy E ABSTRACT Background and Purpose: This case report describes the benefits of teaching an individual with C6 tetraplegia how to use ventilatory movement strategies during functional activities and to thereby improve her level of independence. Case Description: The […]

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Platforms, Thematic Posters, & Posters for CSM 2005

Platforms, Thematic Posters, & Posters for CSM 2005 PLATFORMS SESSION TITLE: Platforms Motor Control and Recovery in Ncurorehabilitation Saturday, February 26,8:00-11:00 am THE EFFECT OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PRACTICE WHEN LEARN ING A NOVEL COMPLEX BALANCE SKILL G. Heckler, N. FcIl1A. Knapp, S. Smith, Physical Therapy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga,TN. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: Balancing on […]

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What Do We Know About the Implicit Learning System and Its Interaction With Explicit Knowledge?

Achieving Enlightenment: What Do We Know About the Implicit Learning System and Its Interaction With Explicit Knowledge? Vidoni, Eric D Abstract: Two major memory and learning systems operate in the brain: one for facts and ideas (ie, the declarative or explicit system), one for habits and behaviors (ie, the procedural or implicit system). Broadly speaking […]

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Effects of Hippotherapy on Postural Stability, in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study

Effects of Hippotherapy on Postural Stability, in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study Silkwood-Sherer, Debbie Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the effectiveness of hippotherapy as an intervention for the treatment of postural instability in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Subjects: A sample of convenience of 15 individuals with MS […]

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Manual Therapy Applied to the Hemiparetic Upper Extremity of a Chronic Poststroke Individual: Case Report

Manual Therapy Applied to the Hemiparetic Upper Extremity of a Chronic Poststroke Individual: Case Report Hutchinson, Karen J INTRODUCTION As a result of a stroke, individuals are often left with a hemiparetic (HP) or hemiplegic upper extremity (UE) for at least some period of time postincident. Physical therapy (PT) interventions for the HP shoulder poststroke […]