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Rehabilitation research in China and Japan
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Pages: 145-152
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Addition of intensive repetition of facilitation exercise to multidisciplinary rehabilitation promotes motor functional recovery of the hemiplegic lower limb
Objective: To evaluate the effects of the intensive repetition of movements elicited by the facilitation technique to improve voluntary movement of a hemiplegic lower limb in patients with brain damage. Design: A multiple-baseline design (A-B-A-B: A without specific therapy, B with specific therapy) across individuals. Patients: The sample comprised 22 subjects with stroke and ...
Pages: 159-164
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Energy expenditure in stroke subjects walking with a carbon composite ankle foot orthosis
Objective: To measure walking speed and energy cost in patients with prior stroke with and without a carbon composite ankle foot orthosis. Design: Within-group comparisons of 2 walking conditions. Participants: Convenience sample of 10 hemiparetic patients with a stroke at least 6 months earlier (average age 52 years) habituated to a carbon composite ankle foot orthosis. Me ...
Pages: 165-168
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How to interpret normal electromyographic findings in patients with an alleged history of polio
Objective: In some patients with a history of polio, the electromyography is normal, not showing the typical neurogenic signs. The aim of this study was to explain the normal findings in electromyography, especially in paralytic polio. Design: Retrospective study. Subjects/methods: Concentric needle electromyography, macro electromyography (including single fibre electromyogra ...
Pages: 169-176
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Validity of the assessment of life habits in older adults
Objective: To study the construct validity of a participation scale, the Assessment of Life Habits, with older adults having functional limitations. More specifically, the study aimed to verify the ability of the Assessment of Life Habits to discriminate between clienteles in 3 living environments, and to compare participation scores to functional independence scores obtained with the Funct ...
Pages: 177-182
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Physiotherapy for pusher behaviour in a patient withpost-stroke hemiplegia
Objective: This case report describes a specific, literature-based physiotherapy treatment and the outcome for a stroke patient with pusher behaviour. Pusher behaviour is characterized by pushing strongly towards the hemiplegic side in all positions and resisting any attempt at passive correction of posture to bring the weight towards or over the midline of the body. Methods: The pat ...
Pages: 183-185
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