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Examination and management of spasticity and weakness

Examination and management of spasticity and weakness Leonard, Charles T ABSTRACT In this paper information pertaining to the teaching, within a MS physical therapy curriculum, of the concepts of “spasticity” and “weakness” is presented.These concepts are taught in 2 required and 1 elective course,which span the 2year program. Students are expected to develop both physical […]

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Application of the continuous scale physical functional performance test to people with Parkinson disease

Application of the continuous scale physical functional performance test to people with Parkinson disease Schenkman, Margaret INTRODUCTION Parkinson disease (PD) is a chronic progressive neurological disorder, often resulting in substantial limitation of functional activity. Limitations may be relatively mild initially; however, as the disease progresses, limitations may be substantial, interfering with basic daily activities (eg, […]

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Use of a quality of life measure with a young woman at three to five years post pontine hemorrhage. Case report

Use of a quality of life measure with a young woman at three to five years post pontine hemorrhage. Case report Kaplan, Sandra L ABSTRACT This case report illustrates the usefulness of including a quality of life measure with traditional functional measures for a patient with a chronic neurological condition. A 24year-old woman was provided […]

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Application to a patient with Parkinson’s disease

Yoga therapeutics in neurologic physical therapy: Application to a patient with Parkinson’s disease Taylor, Matthew ABSTRACT Yoga therapeutics may have the potential to complement neurologic physical therapy. In this paper, the principles of the yogic health model and yoga therapeutics are described. Fundamental themes of yoga therapeutics that are germane to clinical interventions, a list […]

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Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom

Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom Kirsch, Nancy R The purposes of this study were to assess the quality of life (QOL) of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and to compare those individuals with MS to a control group of subjects […]

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Conceptual issues and clinical implications

Quality of life: Conceptual issues and clinical implications George, Linda K ABSTRACT Quality of life (QOL) is an important element of clinical practice and health research. Quality of life reminds us that people are more than their diseases and that the goal of clinical care should be to address the needs of the whole person. […]

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Random practice to enhance safe compensation of neurological deficits: A case report

Random practice to enhance safe compensation of neurological deficits: A case report Deprey, Sara M ABSTRACT Randomly practicing a motor task is suggested to be superior for retaining that skill for future use in varying environmental contexts. PURPOSE: The purposes of this paper are to explore the rationale behind random practice and to examine the […]

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Diet and nutrition bridging mainstream practice and complementary and alternative medicine

Diet and nutrition bridging mainstream practice and complementary and alternative medicine Touger-Decker, Riva INTRODUCTION Nutrition and diet are categorized by the National Center for Complementary and Altemative Medicine (NCCAM) as forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) under the categories of “Alternative Medical Systems” and “Biological Based Therapies.”1 They are considered CAM by following the […]

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Diagnosis for physical therapy for patients with neuromuscular conditions

Diagnosis for physical therapy for patients with neuromuscular conditions Sheets, Patty Kohne ABSTRACT The purposes of this paper are to: (1) describe a system of diagnoses for physical therapy for patients with neuromuscular conditions, (2) outline a clinical examination needed to make a diagnosis using this system, and (3) demonstrate how making a diagnosis for […]

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Effect of Precooling on Physical Performance in Multiple Sclerosis

Effect of Precooling on Physical Performance in Multiple Sclerosis Karpatkin, Herbert I Abstracts Effect of Precooling on Physical Performance in Multiple Sclerosis. White AT, Wilson TE, Davis SL, Petejan JH. Multiple Sclerosis; 2000;6:176-180. Persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) are often limited in their ability to exercise due to fatigue resulting from excessive heat buildup. This […]