Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim)
Rhythmic Bilateral ARM Training 
Rhythmic Bilateral LEG Training 
    Mirror Therapy
    Increasing walking speed 
    Constraint Induced Therapy (CIT)
      CIT early after stroke may not be a good idea
        Amazing CIT dissertation by STACY L. FRITZ that includes:
        Sensation Recovery
        Why task specific practice important in neurorehab
        Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim)

        Spasticity and sleep

        Mirror therapy reduces spasticity

        Stretch (any form, duration, or arc of time) does not decrease Spasticity
        Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) success in adults
        Botox strength increased, and uptake time decreased with EStim
        Researching Stroke Recovery
          Clinical Guidelines from around the World
          Information About Other Forms of Brain Injury
          Find Stroke-Recovery Research in Your Area
          Two Free Stroke-Specific Magazines
          Measuring Recovery
          Cognitive (mental) Tests
          Posterior Pusher Syndrome (or) posterior pelvic tilting
          Walking within within 24 hours after stroke: help or hurt?
          ·  An article where they interviewed therapists, docs and nurses: Conclusion: Our study shows that most clinicians had concerns in relation to early mobilization of stroke patients and more clinicians had concerns for hemorrhagic than for ischemic stroke.
          · An article looking at very early mobilization and depression: Conclusion: Very early mobilization may reduce depressive symptoms in stroke patients at 7 days post-stroke.
          · Early mobilization out of bed after stroke may be all good: Conclusion: It seems to reduce severe complications but not cerebral blood flow:
          · Early mobilization out of bed after stroke, maybeConclusions: Insufficient data are available to prove the beneficial effects of early mobilization after stroke.
          · A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial for Stroke (AVERT): Conclusions: Fewer patients in the very early mobilisation group had a favourable outcome than those in the usual care group. 
          · The LEAPS trial (the largest study ever done on post-stroke rehab): "patients who received early locomotor training experienced more multiple falls."

          The curious case of NDT.

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