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PHYSIOTHERAPY BASED ON THE BOBATH CONCEPT FOR ADULTS WITH POST-STROKE HEMIPLEGIA: A REVIEW OF EFFECTIVENESS STUDIES
Matteo Paci A1
The Bobath concept, also known as neurodevelopmental treatment, is a widely used approach in the rehabilitation of hemiparetic subjects in many countries. Despite 50 years of clinical use its effectiveness is questionable. This paper aims to examine whether there is evidence to accept neurodevelopmental treatment as an effective approach. A systematic literature search was undertaken. Fifteen tria ...
Pages: 2-7
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COMPARISON OF CLINICAL GAIT ANALYSIS STRATEGIES BY FRENCH NEUROLOGISTS, PHYSIATRISTS AND PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Eric Watelain A1, Jérôme Froger A2, Franck Barbier A3, Ghislaine Lensel A4, Marc Rousseaux A2, François-Xavier Lepoutre A5, André Thevenon A6
Clinical and functional gait analysis is used widely by different professionals dealing with patients with hemiplegia. The aim of this study was to examine the gait analysis strategies of neurologists, specialists in physical and rehabilitation medicine (physiatrists) and physiotherapists. Differences in global analysis strategy and choice of indicators between different clinicians have not previo ...
Pages: 8-14
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ANALGESIC EFFECTS OF TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION AND INTERFERENTIAL CURRENTS ON HEAT PAIN IN HEALTHY SUBJECTS
Gladys L. Y. Cheing A1 and Christina W. Y. Hui-Chan A1
This study examined whether transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or interferential current was more effective in reducing experimentally induced heat pain. Forty-eight young healthy subjects were randomly divided into the following groups: (i) transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation; (ii) interferential current; and (iii) no stimulation. A multi-function electrical stimulator was used t ...
Pages: 15-19
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REHABILITATION PROBLEMS AFTER ACUTE DISSEMINATED ENCEPHALOMYELITIS: FOUR CASES
Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen A1, Kjell Johansson A2, Sven Ekholm A2
The aim of this study is to describe rehabilitation problems in patients with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. The study examines retrospective clinical data. Data are reported from 4 patients, who were consecutively admitted and examined with the Functional Independence Measure and magnetic resonance imaging. It was found that the lesions in the brains affected by acute disseminated encephal ...
Pages: 20-25
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DOES THE FUNCTIONAL REACH TEST REFLECT STABILITY LIMITS IN ELDERLY PEOPLE?
Erika Jonsson A1, Marketta Henriksson A1, Helga Hirschfeld A1
Objective: To explore how the Functional Reach test correlates with the displacement of the centre of pressure and whether the test is a measure of the stability limits in healthy elderly people. Also to explore the performance parameters during the Functional Reach test. Design: Method comparison study. Subjects: Twenty-seven healthy elderly subjects. Methods: Whole body kinematics (ELITE systems ...
Pages: 26-30
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SPORADIC INCLUSION BODY MYOSITIS: PILOT STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF A HOME EXERCISE PROGRAM ON MUSCLE FUNCTION, HISTOPATHOLOGY AND INFLAMMATORY REACTION
Snjolaug Arnardottir A1, Helene Alexanderson A2, Ingrid E Lundberg A3, Kristian Borg A4
Objective: To evaluate the safety and effect of a home training program on muscle function in 7 patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis. Design: The patients performed exercise 5 days a week over a 12-week period. Methods: Safety was assessed by clinical examination, repeated muscle biopsies and serum levels of creatine kinase. Muscle strength was evaluated by clinical examination, dynamic ...
Pages: 31-35
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DIZZINESS AND UNSTEADINESS FOLLOWING WHIPLASH INJURY: CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES AND RELATIONSHIP WITH CERVICAL JOINT POSITION ERROR
Julia Treleaven A1, Gwendolen Jull A1, Michele Sterling A1
Dizziness and/or unsteadiness are common symptoms of chronic whiplash-associated disorders. This study aimed to report the characteristics of these symptoms and determine whether there was any relationship to cervical joint position error. Joint position error, the accuracy to return to the natural head posture following extension and rotation, was measured in 102 subjects with persistent whiplash ...
Pages: 36-43
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HYDROTHERAPY FOR RETT SYNDROME
Gonca Bumin A1, Mine Uyanik A1, Ilker Yilmaz A2, Hülya Kayihan A1, Meral Topçu A3, Meral Topc¸u A3, Meral Topc¸u A3, Meral Topc¸u A3, ¨lya Kayihan A2, Meral Topc¸u A2
Objective: The effects of hydrotherapy on an 11-year-old girl with stage III Rett syndrome were investigated. Methods: The Halliwick method was used to apply hydrotherapy in a swimming pool twice a week for 8 weeks. The girl's physical abilities were assessed 3 times: before and 5 minutes after a single hydrotherapy session and after 8 weeks of hydrotherapy. The tests included analysis of stereoty ...
Pages: 44-45
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