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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211822/robot-assisted-end-effector-based-gait-training-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a%C3%A2-multicentric-uncontrolled-observational-retrospective-clinical-study
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Stefano Mazzoleni, Antonella Focacci, Marco Franceschini, Andreas Waldner, Chiara Spagnuolo, Elena Battini, Donatella Bonaiuti
BACKGROUND: Until now studies report inconclusive results as regards the effectiveness of exclusive use of robot-assisted training and clinical indications in stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the only robot-assisted end-effector-based gait training can be feasible in chronic stroke subjects in terms of gait recovery. METHODS: Five rehabilitation centers participated and one hundred chronic post-stroke patients were recruited. Patients underwent a robot-assisted end-effector-based gait training as only rehabilitation treatment...
February 15, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210041/underwater-treadmill-training-and-gait-ability-in-the-normal-adult
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Myoung-Kwon Kim, Si-A Lee
[Purpose] Our working hypothesis is that underwater treadmill training improves normal people's gait ability. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-five healthy subjects with no orthopedic history of lower extremity were recruited. Gait training is performed using an underwater treadmill (HydroTrack(®) Underwater Treadmill System, Conray, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA), for twenty minutes per session, five sessions a week for four weeks. The water temperature was set at about 33 °C and the depth was fixed to reach between the subjects' xiphoid process and the navel...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208604/reducing-fall-risk-with-combined-motor-and-cognitive-training-in-elderly-fallers
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Francesco Barban, Roberta Annicchiarico, Matteo Melideo, Alessia Federici, Maria Giovanna Lombardi, Simone Giuli, Claudia Ricci, Fulvia Adriano, Ivo Griffini, Manuel Silvestri, Massimo Chiusso, Sergio Neglia, Sergio Ariño-Blasco, Raquel Cuevas Perez, Yannis Dionyssiotis, Georgios Koumanakos, Milo Kovačeić, Nuria Montero-Fernández, Oscar Pino, Niels Boye, Ulises Cortés, Cristian Barrué, Atia Cortés, Peter Levene, Stelios Pantelopoulos, Roberto Rosso, José Antonio Serra-Rexach, Angelo Maria Sabatini, Carlo Caltagirone
BACKGROUND: Falling is a major clinical problem in elderly people, demanding effective solutions. At present, the only effective intervention is motor training of balance and strength. Executive function-based training (EFt) might be effective at preventing falls according to evidence showing a relationship between executive functions and gait abnormalities. The aim was to assess the effectiveness of a motor and a cognitive treatment developed within the EU co-funded project I-DONT-FALL...
February 10, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203142/development-and-feasibility-assessment-of-a-rotational-orthosis-for-walking-with-arm-swing
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Juan Fang, Qing Xie, Guo-Yuan Yang, Le Xie
Interlimb neural coupling might underlie human bipedal locomotion, which is reflected in the fact that people swing their arms synchronously with leg movement in normal gait. Therefore, arm swing should be included in gait training to provide coordinated interlimb performance. The present study aimed to develop a Rotational Orthosis for Walking with Arm Swing (ROWAS), and evaluate its feasibility from the perspectives of implementation, acceptability and responsiveness. We developed the mechanical structures of the ROWAS system in SolidWorks, and implemented the concept in a prototype...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202383/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-screening-risk-modification-and-physical-therapy-to-prevent-falls-among-the-elderly-recently-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-to-the-community-the-steps-to-avoid-falls-in-the-elderly-study
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David B Matchar, Pamela W Duncan, Christopher T C Lien, Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Mina Lee, Fei Gao, Rita Sim, Kirsten Eom
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a multifactorial, tailored program of physical therapy to reduce the occurrence of falls among a heterogeneous group of high-risk elderly Singaporeans recently discharged from the Emergency Department (ED). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Communities in Central and East regions in Singapore. PARTICIPANTS: 354 adults aged at least 65 years who were seen at ED for a fall or fall-related injuries and discharged home...
February 12, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199924/hip-ankle-coordination-during-gait-in-individuals-with-chronic-ankle-instability
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Sheng-Che Yen, Kevin K Chui, Marie B Corkery, Elizabeth A Allen, Caitlin M Cloonan
Individuals with chronic ankle instability (CAI) may have sensorimotor impairments that affect control at the hip in addition to the ankle. The purpose of this study was to compare hip-ankle coordination and coordination variability between individuals with CAI and healthy individuals during walking. Ten healthy subjects and 10 subjects with CAI were recruited to walk on a treadmill. Hip-ankle coordination was quantified using vector coding, and coordination variability was quantified using coefficient of correspondence...
February 7, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197198/application-of-a-paraplegic-gait-orthosis-in-thoracolumbar-spinal-cord-injury
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Lang Shuai, Guo-Hua Yu, Zhen Feng, Wan-Song Wang, Wei-Ming Sun, Lu Zhou, Yin Yan
Paraplegic gait orthosis has been shown to help paraplegic patients stand and walk, although this method cannot be individualized for patients with different spinal cord injuries and functional recovery of the lower extremities. There is, however, a great need to develop individualized paraplegic orthosis to improve overall quality of life for paraplegic patients. In the present study, 36 spinal cord (below T4) injury patients were equally and randomly divided into control and observation groups. The control group received systematic rehabilitation training, including maintenance of joint range of motion, residual muscle strength training, standing training, balance training, and functional electrical stimulation...
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197085/anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-does-not-facilitate-dynamic-balance-task-learning-in-healthy-old-adults
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Elisabeth Kaminski, Maike Hoff, Viola Rjosk, Christopher J Steele, Christopher Gundlach, Bernhard Sehm, Arno Villringer, Patrick Ragert
Older adults frequently experience a decrease in balance control that leads to increased numbers of falls, injuries and hospitalization. Therefore, evaluating older adults' ability to maintain balance and examining new approaches to counteract age-related decline in balance control is of great importance for fall prevention and healthy aging. Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) have been shown to beneficially influence motor behavior and motor learning...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195978/lack-of-influence-of-muscular-performance-parameters-on-spatio-temporal-adaptations-with-increased-running-velocity
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Luis E Roche-Seruendo, Felipe García-Pinillos, Joana Haicaguerre, Ana V Bataller-Cervero, Víctor M Soto-Hermoso, Pedro Á Latorre-Román
This study aimed to analyse the influence of muscular performance parameters on spatio-temporal gait characteristics during running when gradually increasing speed. 51 recreationally trained male endurance runners (age: 28 ± 8 years) voluntarily participated in this study. Subjects performed a battery of jumping tests (squat jump, countermovement jump, and 20 cm drop jump), and after that, the subjects performed an incremental running test (10 to 20 km/h) on a motorized treadmill. Spatio-temporal parameters were measured using the OptoGait system...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188024/robotic-assisted-gait-training-improves-walking-abilities-in-diplegic-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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L Wallard, G Dietrich, Y Kerlirzin, J Bredin
The robotic-assisted gait training therapy (RAGT), based on intensity and repetition of movement, presents beneficial effects on recovery and improvement of postural and locomotor functions of the patient. This study sought to highlight the effect of this RAGT on the dynamic equilibrium control during walking in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) by analyzing the different postural strategies of the fullbody (upper/lower body) before and after this RAGT in order to generate forward motion while maintaining balance...
February 2, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186914/design-and-validation-of-a-biofeedback-device-to-improve-heel-to-toe-gait-in-seniors
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Abhishek Vadnerkar, Sabrina Figueiredo, Nancy Mayo, Robert Kearney
A feature of healthy human walking gait is a clearly defined heel-strike at initial contact, known as heel-to-toe gait. However, a common consequence of ageing is the deterioration of this heel first gait towards a flat foot, or 'shuffling' gait. This leads to a shortened stride length, slowed gait speed, and an increased fall risk. Shuffling gait is normally treated by physiotherapy, however, therapist time is limited and training is restricted to a clinical environment. Gait rehabilitation could be expedited with the use of a device that distinguishes between heel-to-toe and shuffling gait and gives feedback to the user...
February 7, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182895/validity-test-retest-reliability-sensitivity-to-change-and-feasibility-of-motor-cognitive-dual-task-assessments-in-patients-with-dementia
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Nele C Lemke, Stefanie Wiloth, Christian Werner, Klaus Hauer
OBJECTIVE: To investigate validity, test-retest reliability, sensitivity to change, and feasibility of dual task (DT) assessments in patients with dementia. DESIGN: Validation study. SETTING: Post ward-rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS: Geriatric patients (n=105) with dementia (age 82.7±5.9, MMSE score 21.9). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Psychometric quality of DT performance of different DT-tests. Analyses were performed for motor and cognitive performance, and relative DT costs (DTCs)...
January 30, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174474/effects-of-modified-pilates-on-variability-of-inter-joint-coordination-during-walking-in-the-elderly
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Sukhoon Yoon, Joo Nyeon Kim, Hee Sung Lim
[Purpose] This study aimed to examine the effects of an 8-week modified Pilates program on the variability of inter-joint coordination in the elderly during walking. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty elderly participants with no recent history of orthopedic abnormalities (age, 67.9 ± 2.7 years; height, 163.7 ± 8.9 cm; weight, 67.1 ± 11.6 kg) were recruited for this study and randomly allocated to a modified Pilates exercise group or a control group. Three-dimensional motion analysis was performed on both groups to evaluate the effects of the Pilates exercise...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174453/effects-of-inclined-treadmill-walking-training-with-rhythmic-auditory-stimulation-on-balance-and-gait-in-stroke-patients
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Sung Kyeung Yoon, Soon Hee Kang
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine if an inclined treadmill with rhythmic auditory stimulation gait training can improve balance and gait ability in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty participants were randomly divided into three groups: inclined treadmill with rhythmic auditory stimulation training group (n=10), inclined treadmill training group (n=10), and treadmill training group (n=10). For all groups, the training was conducted for 4 weeks, 30 minutes per session, 5 times per week...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173775/evaluation-and-implementation-of-highly-challenging-balance-training-in-clinical-practice-for-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-protocol-for-the-hibalance-effectiveness-implementation-trial
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Breiffni Leavy, Lydia Kwak, Maria Hagströmer, Erika Franzén
BACKGROUND: If people with progressive neurological diseases are to avail of evidence-based rehabilitation, programs found effective in randomized controlled trials (RCT's) must firstly be adapted and tested in clinical effectiveness studies as a means of strengthening their evidence base. This paper describes the protocol for an effectiveness-implementation trial that will assess the clinical effectiveness of a highly challenging balance training program (the HiBalance program) for people with mild-moderate Parkinson's disease (PD) while simultaneously collecting data concerning the way in which the program is implemented...
February 7, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168051/effects-of-a-twelve-week-weight-reduction-exercise-programme-on-selected-spatiotemporal-gait-parameters-of-obese-individuals
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Joseph A Jegede, Babatunde O A Adegoke, Oladapo M Olagbegi
Objectives. This study was carried out to investigate the effects of twelve-week weight reduction exercises on selected spatiotemporal gait parameters of obese individuals and compare with their normal weight counterparts. Methods. Sixty participants (30 obese and 30 of normal weight) started but only 58 participants (obese = 30, normal weight = 28) completed the quasi-experimental study. Only obese group had 12 weeks of weight reduction exercise training but both groups had their walking speed (WS), cadence (CD), step length (SL), step width (SW), and stride length (SDL) measured at baseline and at the end of weeks 4, 8, and 12 of the study...
2017: Journal of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167197/influence-of-treadmill-gait-training-with-additional-load-on-motor-function-postural-instability-and-history-of-falls-for-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Larissa Coutinho de Lucena Trigueiro, Gabriela Lopes Gama, Tatiana Souza Ribeiro, Louise Gabriella Lopes de Macedo Ferreira, Élida Rayanne Viana Pinheiro Galvão, Emília Márcia Gomes de Souza E Silva, Clécio de Oliveira Godeiro Júnior, Ana Raquel Rodrigues Lindquist
BACKGROUND: Evaluate the effects of additional load (5% and 10% of body weight) with treadmill gait training on the motor aspects in Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Randomized controlled single-blind trial with 30 individuals with PD. The volunteers were divided into three groups (treadmill with 0%, 5% or 10% load), where Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale was applied. Treadmill gait training was conducted over 4 consecutive weeks, with three weekly sessions of 30 min each...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158197/rehabilitation-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-effectiveness-of-two-multidisciplinary-treatments
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Ilaria Clerici, Davide Ferrazzoli, Roberto Maestri, Fabiola Bossio, Ilaria Zivi, Margherita Canesi, Gianni Pezzoli, Giuseppe Frazzitta
BACKGROUND: to date, there are no medical or surgical treatments for progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). It is possible to speculate that patients with PSP could benefit from rehabilitative treatments designed for Parkinson's disease, including the use of robot-assisted walking training. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate whether the use of the robotic device Lokomat® is superior in PSP patients to the use of treadmill with visual cues and auditory feedbacks (treadmill-plus) in the context of an aerobic, multidisciplinary, intensive, motor-cognitive and goal-based rehabilitation treatment (MIRT) conceived for Parkinsonian patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155591/impact-of-an-implanted-neuroprosthesis-on-community-ambulation-in-incomplete-sci
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Lisa M Lombardo, Rudolf Kobetic, Gilles Pinault, Kevin M Foglyano, Stephanie N Bailey, Stephen Selkirk, Ronald J Triolo
OBJECTIVE: Test the effect of a multi-joint control with implanted electrical stimulation on walking after spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Single subject research design with repeated measures Setting: Hospital-based biomechanics laboratory and user assessment of community use. PARTICIPANTS: Female with C6 AIS C SCI 30 years post injury. INTERVENTIONS: Lower extremity muscle activation with an implanted pulse generator and gait training...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151878/a-training-approach-to-improve-stepping-automaticity-while-dual-tasking-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Taylor Chomiak, Alexander Watts, Nicole Meyer, Fernando V Pereira, Bin Hu
BACKGROUND: Deficits in motor movement automaticity in Parkinson's disease (PD), especially during multitasking, are early and consistent hallmarks of cognitive function decline, which increases fall risk and reduces quality of life. This study aimed to test the feasibility and potential efficacy of a wearable sensor-enabled technological platform designed for an in-home music-contingent stepping-in-place (SIP) training program to improve step automaticity during dual-tasking (DT). METHODS: This was a 4-week prospective intervention pilot study...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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