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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734171/muscle-synergies-reveal-impaired-trunk-muscle-coordination-strategies-in-individuals-with-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
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Matija Milosevic, Hikaru Yokoyama, Murielle Grangeon, Kei Masani, Milos R Popovic, Kimitaka Nakazawa, Dany H Gagnon
Spinal cord injury (SCI) can result in paralysis of trunk muscles, which can affect sitting balance. The objective of this study was to analyze trunk muscle coordination of individuals with thoracic SCI and compare it to able-body individuals. A total of 27 individuals were recruited and subdivided into: (a) high thoracic SCI; (b) low thoracic SCI; and (c) able-body groups. Participants were seated and asked to lean their trunk in eight directions while trunk muscle activity was recorded. Muscle coordination was assessed using the non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) method to extract muscle modules, which are the synergistic trunk muscle activations, and their directional activation patterns...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732757/multimodal-exercise-training-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-persons-with-substantial-mobility-disability
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Brian M Sandroff, Rachel E Bollaert, Lara A Pilutti, Melissa L Peterson, Tracy Baynard, Bo Fernhall, Edward McAuley, Robert W Motl
BACKGROUND: Mobility disability is a common, debilitating feature of multiple sclerosis (MS). Exercise training has been identified as an approach to improve MS-related mobility disability. However, exercise randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on mobility in MS have generally not selectively targeted those with the onset of irreversible mobility disability. OBJECTIVES: The current multi-site RCT compared the efficacy of 6-months of supervised, multimodal exercise training with an active control condition for improving mobility, gait, physical fitness, and cognitive outcomes in persons with substantial MS-related mobility disability...
July 18, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727674/the-community-balance-and-mobility-scale-a-valid-assessment-tool-of-balance-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-patients
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Luke Martelli, Dave Saraswat, Gail Dechman, Nicholas B Giacomantonio, Scott A Grandy
PURPOSE: Many patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs have decreased balance. This is a concern, as it may affect their ability to optimally perform physical exercise in CR and thus decrease CR efficacy. Despite this concern, balance is typically not assessed as part of CR intake. This may be attributable to the fact that a suitable balance assessment tool has not been identified for higher-functioning CR patients. A potential solution to this issue is using the Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CBMS), which has been used to assess balance in higher-functioning clinical populations; however, its use in a CR population has never been investigated...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723718/three-dimensional-head-mounted-gaming-task-procedure-maximizes-effects-of-vestibular-rehabilitation-in-unilateral-vestibular-hypofunction-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
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Alessandro Micarelli, Andrea Viziano, Ivan Augimeri, Domenico Micarelli, Marco Alessandrini
Considering the emerging advantages related to virtual reality implementation in clinical rehabilitation, the aim of the present study was to discover possible (i) improvements achievable in unilateral vestibular hypofunction patients using a self-assessed head-mounted device (HMD)-based gaming procedure when combined with a classical vestibular rehabilitation protocol (HMD group) as compared with a group undergoing only vestibular rehabilitation and (ii) HMD procedure-related side effects. Therefore, 24 vestibular rehabilitation and 23-matched HMD unilateral vestibular hypofunction individuals simultaneously underwent a 4-week rehabilitation protocol...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719977/the-efficacy-of-interactive-motion-capture-based-rehabilitation-on-functional-outcomes-in-an-inpatient-stroke-population-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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John Cannell, Emelyn Jovic, Amy Rathjen, Kylie Lane, Anna M Tyson, Michele L Callisaya, Stuart T Smith, Kiran Dk Ahuja, Marie-Louise Bird
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of novel interactive, motion capture-rehabilitation software to usual care stroke rehabilitation on physical function. DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Two subacute hospital rehabilitation units in Australia. PARTICIPANTS: In all, 73 people less than six months after stroke with reduced mobility and clinician determined capacity to improve. INTERVENTIONS: Both groups received functional retraining and individualized programs for up to an hour, on weekdays for 8-40 sessions (dose matched)...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719753/exercise-prescriptions-for-training-and-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-heart-and-lung-disease
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Pietro Palermo, Ugo Corrà
Rehabilitation in patients with advanced cardiac and pulmonary disease has been shown to increase survival and improve quality of life among many other benefits. Exercise training is the fundamental ingredient in these rehabilitation programs. However, determining the amount of exercise is not straightforward or uniform. Most rehabilitation and training program fix the time of exercise and set the exercise intensity to the goals of the rehabilitation program and the exercise-related hurdles of the individual...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716503/effectiveness-of-otolith-repositioning-maneuvers-and-vestibular-rehabilitation-exercises-in-elderly-people-with-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-a-systematic-review
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Karyna Figueiredo Ribeiro, Bruna Steffeni Oliveira, Raysa V Freitas, Lidiane M Ferreira, Nandini Deshpande, Ricardo O Guerra
INTRODUCTION: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is highly prevalent in elderly people. This condition is related to vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, poor balance, gait disturbance, and an increase in risk of falls, leading to postural changes and quality of life decreasing. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes obtained by clinical trials on the effectiveness of Otolith Repositioning Maneuver and Vestibular Rehabilitation exercises in the treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in elderly...
June 29, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712784/effects-of-interventions-with-therapeutic-suits-clothing-on-impairments-and-functional-limitations-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
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Kênnea M Almeida, Sérgio T Fonseca, Priscilla R P Figueiredo, Amanda A Aquino, Marisa C Mancini
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic suits or clothing whether associated with intensive protocols or not, became popular in the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. Studies have reported positive effects of these suits on children's posture, balance, motor function and gait. A summary of current literature may help guide therapeutic actions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the available evidence on the effects of interventions based on the use of therapeutic suits in the treatment of impairments and functional limitations of children with cerebral palsy...
July 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712331/feasibility-and-efficacy-of-mat-pilates-on-people-with-mild-to-moderate-parkinson-s-disease-a-preliminary-study
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Jose Maria Cancela, Irimia Mollinedo, Carlos Ayán Perez, Iris Machado de Oliveira
OBJECTIVES: This pilot study aimed at assessing the feasibility and efficacy of a Mat Pilates program in people with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease. Equipment and methods: The participants carried out a Mat Pilates program twice a week for 12 weeks. The Senior Fitness Test battery and the 39-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire were used to assess the effects of the program on the participants' fitness level and quality of life. RESULTS: A total of 16 patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease volunteered and finished the study...
July 16, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706174/-development-and-evaluation-of-a-motivational-interviewing-program-for-exercise-improvement-in-persons-with-physical-disabilities
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Jeong Hee Jeong, Ihn Sook Jeong
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to develop a motivational interviewing program for exercise improvement in persons with physical disabilities and to examine the effect of this motivational interviewing intervention. METHODS: The study employed a nonequivalent control group pretest and posttest design. A total of 62 persons with physical disabilities (30 in the experimental group, 32 in the control group) were recruited from 2 community rehabilitation centers...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704193/rehabilitation-of-patients-with-hip-joint-arthroplasty-late-post-surgery-period-hospital-rehabilitation
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Maya S Krastanova, Elena M Ilieva, Danelina E Vacheva
BACKGROUND: Hip joint replacement (endoprosthesis, alloplasty) has become one of the most frequent surgery interventions of the 20th century. AIM: To conduct rehabilitation therapy in the late post-surgery period of hospital rehabilitation (45 days after surgery), to track patients' progress and measure the results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty-two patients with hip joint endoprosthesis were included in the study. All underwent surgery and rehabilitation at the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at Doctor G...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702448/study-of-gait-using-weighted-vests-on-balance-with-paraplegic-patients
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Hyuk-Jae Choi, Hyun-Joo Kang
The aims of this study were to identify static and dynamic balance with the addition of weighted vests for the rehabilitation of paraplegic patients. The study was conducted using weighted vest exercises with applied optimal weight ratios. Ten paraplegic patients who use custom orthosis were enrolled for experiments including static standing and dynamic gait with a weighted vest. We set weight ratios as 0%, 10%, and 15% of the patients' weight. A plantar pressure device was used for static balance tests for excursion and velocity of center of pressure and we identified dynamic balance through the tool of Timed Up and Go (TUG) test...
June 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699850/the-effect-of-balance-training-intervention-on-postural-stability-in-children-with-asthma
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Zuzana Kovacikova, Katerina Neumannova, Jana Rydlova, Lucia Bizovská, Miroslav Janura
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary rehabilitation is mainly focused on exercise training and breathing retraining in children with asthma. Conversely, balance training is not usually recommended for the treatment, although postural deficits were found in these patients. Therefore, this study assessed the effect of balance training intervention on postural stability in children with asthma. METHODS: Nineteen children with mild intermittent asthma (age 11.1 ± 2.1 years, height 147...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691574/enhancement-of-a-prosthetic-knee-with-a-microprocessor-controlled-gait-phase-switch-reduces-falls-and-improves-balance-confidence-and-gait-speed-in-community-ambulators-with-unilateral-transfemoral-amputation
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Sara Agueda Fuenzalida Squella, Andreas Kannenberg, Ângelo Brandão Benetti
BACKGROUND: Despite the evidence for improved safety and function of microprocessor stance and swing-controlled prosthetic knees, non-microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees are still standard of care for persons with transfemoral amputations in most countries. Limited feature microprocessor-control enhancement of such knees could stand to significantly improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate gait speed, balance, and fall reduction benefits of the new 3E80 default stance hydraulic knee compared to standard non-microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees...
July 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691452/bilateral-symmetry-of-anterior-maxillary-incisors-evaluation-of-a-community-based-population
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Z Ormianer, A L Solodukhin, D Lauritano, P Segal, D Lavi, F Carinci, J Block
The final outcome of dental treatment needs to be not only clinically sufficient, but also esthetically pleasing. Bilateral symmetry in the maxillary incisor teeth is of significant importance in esthetic dentistry. In restorative dentistry, symmetry refers to the appearance of balance around the dental midline. The purpose of this study was to measure and compare the maxillary incisor teeth dimensions from both sides of the dental midline, in order to asses if this symmetry occurs naturally. From the student community population at Tel Aviv University, 66 students between the ages of 20-35 (35 males, 31 females) were enrolled and gave consent...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687151/control-of-lateral-weight-transfer-is-associated-with-walking-speed-in-individuals-post-stroke
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HaoYuan Hsiao, Vicki L Gray, Robert A Creath, Stuart A Binder-Macleod, Mark W Rogers
Restoring functional gait speed is an important goal for rehabilitation post-stroke. During walking, transferring of one's body weight between the limbs and maintaining balance stability are necessary for independent functional gait. Although it is documented that individuals post-stroke commonly have difficulties with performing weight transfer onto their paretic limbs, it remains to be determined if these deficits contributed to slower walking speeds. The primary purpose of this study was to compare the weight transfer characteristics between slow and fast post-stroke ambulators...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687056/the-efficacy-of-treadmill-training-on-balance-dysfunction-in-individuals-with-chronic-stroke-a-systematic-review
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Zachary Tally, Laura Boetefuer, Courtney Kauk, Gabriela Perez, Lorraine Schrand, Jeffrey Hoder
BACKGROUND: Physical activity and exercise interventions are useful in facilitating the functional recovery of those with chronic stroke and, routinely, are gait-specific. While treadmill training has proven useful in gait performance recovery post-stroke, its efficacy on balance dysfunction has not been  systematically reviewed. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the effect of treadmill training (TT) interventions on balance dysfunction in individuals with chronic stroke...
July 7, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687055/psychometric-properties-of-the-swedish-version-of-the-falls-efficacy-scale-international-for-older-adults-with-osteoporosis-self-reported-balance-deficits-and-fear-of-falling
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Alexandra Halvarsson, Agneta Ståhle
PURPOSE: Investigate the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). METHOD: Cross-sectional study. Community-dwelling older adults with self-reported balance deficits and fear of falling were recruited from an ongoing randomised controlled study to evaluate the psychometric properties of the FES-I using Rasch model analysis. RESULTS: The Rasch model analysis revealed good category function, the questionnaire measured one dimension with an explained variance of 68...
July 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686174/useq-a-short-questionnaire-for-satisfaction-evaluation-of-virtual-rehabilitation-systems
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José-Antonio Gil-Gómez, Pilar Manzano-Hernández, Sergio Albiol-Pérez, Carmen Aula-Valero, Hermenegildo Gil-Gómez, José-Antonio Lozano-Quilis
New emerging technologies have proven their efficacy in aiding people in their rehabilitation. The tests that are usually used to evaluate usability (in general) or user satisfaction (in particular) of this technology are not specifically focused on virtual rehabilitation and patients. The objective of this contribution is to present and evaluate the USEQ (User Satisfaction Evaluation Questionnaire). The USEQ is a questionnaire that is designed to properly evaluate the satisfaction of the user (which constitutes part of usability) in virtual rehabilitation systems...
July 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682840/functional-balance-deterioration-on-daily-activities-in-patients-with-migraine-a-controlled-study
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Gabriela F Carvalho, Lidiane L Florencio, Carina F Pinheiro, Fabiola Dach, Marcelo E Bigal, Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess functional activities in different subgroups of patients with migraine. DESIGN: One-hundred forty subjects were uniformly divided into the following four groups: headache-free controls, migraine with aura, without aura, and chronic migraine. Subjects performed the tests walk across, tandem walk, sit to stand, and step up and over at the Balance Master system (Neurocom). RESULTS: All migraine groups had slower velocity and shorter step length at the walk across test (P < 0...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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