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Rehabilitation - Science topic

Restoration of human functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from disease or injury.
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I'm working on project to better understand comprehensive rehabilitative needs for people with a history of low-voltage electrical injury. Progressive cellular damage in low-voltage electrical injury sequelae isn't well understood. Providing rehabilitation options for clients with ongoing rehabilitation needs will improve quality of life.
Historically, research indicates that people with a history of electrical injury experience the initial injury and then a unique neurological/neuropsych sequelae (including muscle weakness, arrhythmia, tardive seizures, general motor dysregulation, channelopathies, brainstem dysfunction, cataracts and deficits in memory, executive functioning, visual perceptual, visual spatial, visual processing, auditory processing and sensory integration).
The constellation of electrical injury sequelae symptoms is vast. Presently there is limited information on comprehensive rehabilitative needs. This project is designed to fill a present gap in rehabilitative research to improve quality of life including academic and employment outcomes.
"The long-term sequelae of electrical injury are difficult to study. The strength of the literature is impaired by the necessity of retrospective methods and case studies that typically describe small cohorts. Despite these limitations, there are consistent reports of similar findings of late effects of electrical injury" (Wesner & Hickie, 2013).
"Most of the literature associates these long-term sequelae with a highly diffuse injury ... The appearance of these late consequences of electrical injury might be substantially delayed, with onset 1 to 5 or more years after the electrical injury." (Wesner & Hickie, 2013).
Wesner, M. L., & Hickie, J. (2013). Long-term sequelae of electrical injury. Canadian Family Physician, 59(September), 935–939.
Stockly, O. R., Wolfe, A. E., Espinoza, L. F., Simko, L. C., Kowalske, K., Carrougher, G. J., … Schneider, J. C. (2019). The impact of electrical injuries on long-term outcomes: A Burn Model System National Database study. Burns, 46(2), 352–359. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2019.07.030
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we studied the fatigue in Electrical burns patients using TMS, it is an interesting area to explore further:
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How standard rehabilitation (rehabilitation -physiatric interventions) be practiced safely and keeping the patients safe during COVID 19 pandemic ?
a) Rehabilitation medicine practice requires good physician/therapist relationship including physical/psychological contacts, b) many of the low resource rehabilitation settings have space and rehabilitation health care worker shortage and c) Rehabilitation is a continuum of care from acute/critical care to home/community)
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Tele rehabilitation and telemonitoring are good options for experienced therapist
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Does energy cost affect gait performance?
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Nice question and I sharing my view...
I not a from physics or from any modern medicine stream...
In our Ayurveda literature we consider every human being has his own unique identity and each individual is different from each other.
We called it as Prakruti (Basic constitution of each individual). And this Prakruti decides his Structural-Physical and mental abilities in future.
We consider Sahas (Extreme Courageous physical activity) is responsible for debilitating disorders including neuro-spine diseases.
So it all depends on the physical strength or we call it as Sharira Prakruti (Human body Constitution) of each individual and we may can adopt a appropriate range according to specific age group for 'energy cost and relationship with gait performance'.
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I believe that there are a number of areas in which we should discuss how to improve clinical rehabilitation for patients. For example regarding the issue of where the majority of rehabilitation should take place;
It could be argued that the more rehabilitation takes place in the family home the better the potential for the patient for the following reasons;
Working Environment: Apparently, the environment we are in determines how we live our lives, and the influence of family, friends and neighbours needs to be appreciated and incorporated more into rehabilitation. Gladwell (2011) introduces the ‘Rosetto Effect’ (apparent cardiovascular prevention from living in a close community environment), and rehabilitation patients may also benefit from the cumulative effects of rehabilitating at home. As brain changes are context dependent (Robertson 2012), home advantage increases testosterone release due to associated cues, and the physical and social world we inhabit shape our brain. Home creates a set of smells, sounds, cues that reduce stress. Any safety signal (being at home) acts as an antidote to some of the damaging effects from the stress of being disabled and potentially losing control of independence. Furthermore, it also releases brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) a brain fertiliser that helps foster new connections in brain. Thus being at home actually inhibits stress and its toxic consequences. If home is associated with a signal that we will not be subject to stress i.e. warning signals, then does it not make sense to carry out more rehabilitation at home.
What is your opinion of this? Thanks Ken
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Beautifully explained !
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I am looking for articles focused on Clinical reasoning in Physiotherapy.
After several searches operated in PubMed, I found only few articles.
Have you any article or suggestions about this topic?
Thanks
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Many suspected cases of Corona virus are self or home quarantine , some of them may have difficulty in breathing and other symptoms but are still having negative report for coronavirus disease. So what should be the advice given by Physiotherapist to them.
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My position on this is perhaps slightly different to some others as I was working in East London helping Moslem run colleges as a consultant at the time students were being radicalised and recruited, and I am perhaps more aware of what was happening, especially within Bangladesh communities.
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Spare time and energy for the victims, who largely remain ignored. Their crimes were appalling, reinducing barbarism into human behaviour.
In the UK attempts at rehabilitation failed dismally resulting in more victims.
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tDCS = Transcranial direct current stimulation
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Nice Dear Luigi Tesio
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In your opinion, in a program of rehabilitation of motor deficit with tDCS, a condition of neoformation or tumor removal is a criteria of exclusion?
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Nice Dear Tamer Roushdy
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The novel Covid-19 pandemic gives rise to a global increase in ICU admissions.
Due to the nature of disease, the high incidence and a longer stay on intensive care, we can expect a tremendous increase in ICUAW (intensive care unit acquired weakness).
I wanted to ask if there is research conducted and data available describing the incidence and prevalence of CIP and CIM (critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy resp.) post Covid-19.
I would like to know whether there is a predisposition for one or the other in function of a more specific rehabilitation.
Friendly greetings.
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Thank you all for your helpful responses.
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Have you ever imagined how the physically disabled people feel under COVID-19?
Which type of disability is most impacting these minority under COVID-19?
Autism? Cleft patients? Mental health patients? Deaf? Dumb? Blind? Loss of limbs?
How can we help them?
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Agree to Getabalew
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So if you use one, please share your cases. If you not use it, please answer: have you considered using them?
I know that such systems are used for rehabilitation, training of athletes, animation and in other areas. I would like to know your best cases at the current time.
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It depends on what phase and what is your application. You can easily bring mocap data to unity and control objects or rigged avatars live. But to also mimic motion parallax in projections or create interactive activities. If you're working with live visual feedback, frame rates, delays, and correct representations are extremely important. Here it is one example of one of a scene that tracks the head motion to try recreating parallax. Notice at the end of the tunnel how it moves with the head.
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I would love to know the existing approaches and ideas to make it possible!
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What is the exact question? Fun? Rehabilitation?
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Are there any commercially available test system/walking simulator to test
(1) ankle foot orthotics
(2) knee braces
(3) knee ankle foot orthosis
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Yes, there are many lower body exoskeletons commercially available.
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a) Find out the disability situation of the defined region/settings which is truly non-existent
b) Needs of Rehabilitation Medicine at low resource region and settings : take the examples from high resource settings
c) Capacity Building eg Rehabilitation professionals education/ training /job creation/placements/ team meetings and quality control
d) Rehabilitation in national focus specific areas like Musculoskeletal Disorders and Neurological -orthopedic conditions
e) Rehabilitation at disaster and austere situations
f) Rehabilitation leaders development
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We need to have qualified teachers that specialize in the field of physiotherapy right from masters degree up to PhD, so that our students will research base information.
To improve in evidence-based practice.
And theorys should go hand in hand with practical.
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Physiotherapy and exercise show short-term improvements in physical function. I would like to know particularly cycling exercise for treatment.
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Cycling after a total knee replacement can improve range of motion. This exercise is often included in physical therapy after TKR, as early as the first week after surgery.
Early on, the seat can be raised to limit the amount of bending required. You might only be able to do partial revolutions at first, and this is normal. As motion improves, the seat can gradually be lowered.
Cycling for range of motion is performed slowly, pausing at the top to stretch into bending, and at the bottom of the revolution to stretch into extension — a straight-knee position. During the range of motion phase, there is no added resistance on the bike.
Avid exercisers may be accustomed to moderate to high-intensity workouts. However, for patients who have recently undergone a total knee replacement, it is important not to over-exert initially.
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I need titles of articles on the energetic rehabilitation of the old building in the arid environment
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As I see it, In MSK Physiotherapy, is really important to be able to differentiate nociceptive pain from referred pain.
According to numerous publication, several kinds of structures can project pain on the MSK system.
Are you able to differentiate these types of pain? Have you had a specific training about that? Would you tell us your experience?
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Dear Mr Rosseto,
there are several good publications from Prof. Siegfried Mense (Neuroanatomy) from Heidelberg, that have described the pathway of pain , originated from myofascial trigger points. As Muscle and fascial tissue is about 40-50% of our body substance, and myofascial trigger points are quiet frequent, we can imagine how often these structures are causing a referred pain.
Very good training to learn proper palpation skills is the curriculum according to the IMTT-Standard (imtt.ch) .
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I have recently read that some people think that extremist offenders should be kept in prisons separately from other inmates, make sure they can't corrupt the other inmates and get them to commit terrorist acts, this is a one of the solution that has been recently presented on the question about how to deal with extremist offenders. Although I have to admit that the nature of crime that this offenders did is quite different than the majority of other crimes that we come across, I don't think that this solution works. What's wrong with this solution? Firstly, I think that if you keep extremist offenders together and isolated from the other inmates they may get better at what they do, they will share/learn new practices which will help them to perform better than they did before. Secondly, they probably will find it more difficult to get rehabilitated because of the pressure of majority of the people that they live with on their landings, any desire towards rehabilitation can be seen as a sign of weakness in the eyes of extremists that are not changed, this may cause violence and other issues. Thirdly, isolated them from the rest of community will not prepare them to live in the community after released, and if we fail in delivering that, all of us have to suffer the consequences. This kind of offenders should be given the chance to change themselves and shouldn't be isolated, they need our trust in order to be able to change their life. This action is so vital for them and for the entire society. Isolated them unless is "for ever" will not get us anything, will damage their chance of getting rehabilitation, waste our resource and threaten our security. Changing their mind, this is what these offenders need, this process requires trust, good example and help, we as a society have got this obligation to offer that and we have to fulfil our obligation. We should treat these offenders as they treated us by using this algorithm, "we against them", we have to treat them differently, we all together, we are all humans". We can't change them if we do the same thing like they did to us. We have to try to help them by changing their mind, and we can do that by giving them the chance to live among other inmates, obviously we have to watch them carefully and correct all their mistakes, but we shouldn't stop thinking that they can changed themselves. If we isolated them we just protect the others, or protect us for a short period of time, which is not good at all, in this case we definitely can't afford to think like that.
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You are trying to make a utopia while overlooking the matter of justice. First, let us understand what justice is. As I see it, justice is the concept that a person gets what he/she deserves. A different view from yours that concentrates on rehabilitation, is the view that penal institutions are the government's way of satisfying its obligation to punish criminals instead of the victim's family doing so. That is the tacit agreement between the victims' loved ones and the government and should not be lost sight of. Therefore, the role of the government is to punish each criminal to a standard that meets the approval of the majority of the population, as determined by a democratic process, and for some crimes that standard may be capital punishment.
Addressing the question of separating extremists, whatever plan is arrived at should not include forgiveness because that betrays the victims and their loved ones.
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We are conducting a research project about impact of word/wording on pain perception: implications for rehabilitation/ physiotherapy practice.
Please Any suggestion for recommended articles or reference, or previous experience.
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Look into the Noi group research. ~Maureen
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Self-immolation is a common suicidal method that is placed in burn injury category that required long-term treatment as well as social and emotional rehabilitation. The situation for survivors is further aggravated by the limited access to psychiatric care following physical
treatment, and the post-treatment stigmatization by family and community members.
How can we prevent stigmatization in women who committed self immolation?
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(1) Define the problem: conduct surveillance;
(2) Identify the cause: complete risk and protective factor research;
(3) Develop and test interventions;
(4) Implement interventions; and
(5) Evaluate effectiveness of interventions.
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I noticed that stressed peolple usually needs more time than less stressed people, in order to reduce their Musculoskeletal Pain. Have you noticed the same things? Could you indicate any reasons?
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You are right. Emotional stress is emotional trigger for any pain and for chronic musculoskeletal pain too. And also we need to give consideration to the personal characteristics of our patients.
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Every year, millions of people suffer from injuries that require long-term medical rehabilitation. The rehabilitation process is typically complex, with physical and psychological dimensions, and outcomes are often difficult to guarantee.
Through novel application of robotics technology, however, some aspects of rehabilitation may soon look very different. New medical robots are being developed to help people with a variety of medical conditions on their road to recovery.
Do you have any clinical experience or study results?
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COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS FOR MOBILITY ASSISTANCE AND REHABILITATION
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I have a published article based on Bio-psycho social model titled " Needs Assessment of a woman with disability after completing the rehabilitation program from Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed and possible solutions through bio-psychosocial model: A case study". You can go through it if you would like to and you can get it either from Research gate or google scholar indexed.
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Dear all,
I have been searching through the literature for examples of possible impacts on biological communities of interventions targeted at restoring / stabilizing landslides. I found just a few studies focusing on plant/invertebrates. I wonder whether there are no works about the potential impact of landslide restoration/rehabilitation on other animal groups/species (I'm particularly interested in birds), or I missed something...
Any hint would be much appreciated!
Thank you in advance.
Mattia
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Grazie Marco!!
Mattia
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Student physiotherapist
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I am not aware of any studies looking at this for spasticity and/or pain.
Best wishes,
Steve
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In "Structural Engineering":
What are the differences between: Strengthening, Rehabilitation, Upgrading, Retrofitting, Repairing?
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Strengthening: provide extra strength to a weakened structure/structural element (example: add extra stiffeners to the plate girder of a weakened bridge deck).
Rehabilitation: the act of restoring something to its original state (for example restoring blocks of offices to flats (as they were originally)).
Upgrading: to improve the quality or usefulness of a structure, or change it for something newer or of a better standard (for example upgrade an existing bridge that could only take a certain load, to a bridge that can take much higher loads).
Retrofitting: modification of existing structures to make them more resistant to certain loading. For example modify the structure to make it resistant seismic loading.
Repairing: Repair is the technical aspect of rehabilitation
Sometimes, and may be often, these words are interchangeably used.
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Buenas tardes,
Soy médico residente de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación, con interés en realizar un estudio de correlación de calidad de vida en pacientes con Esclerosis Múltiple y los resultados de pruebas físicas funcionales. ¿Usted podría por favor indicarme qué proceso realizar para poder utilizar esta versión en español en este proyecto? De antemano, muchas gracias.
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Estimada Marta Aymerich me parece tremendamente interesante conocer la información que dará a Javier Delgado M. Mi correo es lfernandez@udla.cl
Muchísimas Gracias!
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A RC slab undergoing a considerably large deflection, it can easily be noted visually. The slab is a rectangular in shape resting on walls from the four sides. This large deflection is due to inappropriate design (low concrete grade and low reinforcement) and overloading. How can this slab be rehabilitated ?
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Thank you Dr. Qasim M. Shakir , but the large deflection indicates that the steel is most probably reaches the yield limit. Do I need to jack upward first and then apply the FRP plate?
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Since we face with heteronomy and self-censorship in the nature of traditional arts, can teaching handicraft, rather than fine art project, lead to different consequence in the quality of rehabilitation of incacerated men and women?
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Dear Prof. @Michael_Uebel I really thank you.
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My graduation project is about rehabilitation using upper limb exoskeleton
i have been searching papers for previous work in this field
and i found everyone of them used different type (DC brushed , DC brushless ,DC servo and stepper)
i can't decide which one to use
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Those who believe that psychological rehabilitation precedes educational rehabilitation to achieve learning goals
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I co-taught business English communication and directed a psychophysiology laboratory research project at a university using Russian pedagogy tactics with undergraduate students. Their technique is a little different. If a student has qualified to enter the program the focus is on getting the student past the mental trap/obstacle hindering their learning, though this does not mean sending them to a counsellor nor psychologist. Instead routinely undergraduate instructors took on the role of a military style drill sargeant, making the student, along with others, focus on finishing properly a physical task, like standing up and doing jumping jacks or writing with a pen what the instructor dictated. Then returning to the discussion and question segment that the troublesome student interrupted or acted strangely to, as if nothing occurred and not isolating that troubled student from the group. In this manner the students usually aided the troubled student to focus, without the instructor bringing attention to the one student.
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A neat and smooth way of life, avoiding the acquisition of inadequate health habits, as well as certain foodstuffs, and the sensitivity which can be a cause of neurological disease, including MS, may also be cure for the disease
Such a macrobiotic diet, and low radioactive water (cca 6 Becquerel / Bq) lower temperatures (18-20° C), swimming pool and professionally indicated and controlled use of corticosteroids, symptomatic therapy and immunomodulatory drugs in different phases of the disease, proved to be very useful in many cases the form of RR MS, as evidenced by reports of many research papers, observations, the patients themselves and their medical practitioners.
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The ICF model of rehabilitation is not only to improve body structure and function but also activity and participation level of the patient....
Do you think that physiotherapists are justifying this model?
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Hello, I´ve taught Clinical reasoning, based upon the ICF structure. The idea was to clarify for them the interaction between function, activity and participation and teach them that participation is more important than function. They learned to base a therapyplan on the three pillars of the ICF. I wrote an article about it and would send it to you, but it is in German and I´m not sure if German ist taught in Lahore :-)
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- collaboration among 3 local (Malaysia) or 1 foreign university
- maximum fund RM 25000 each project
- all projects run simultaneously
- output:1 index article
- duration: 2 years
- required MoU/agreement letter among universities
- participated university agreed to provide similar grant's amount
- niche ares : biomedical engineering, biomechanics, sports science, rehabilitation
Please contact me if interested: yusof.b@fsskj.upsi.edu.my
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Hi, Happy New Year 2019, Dr. Mohd Yusof, happy to hear from you. How are you? For the collaboration, I am not working in the are listed. Any way it is good to hear about it. All the best and keep in touch.
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We are looking for data for community acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA). It is very hard to find. One direction would be through athlete sources, since CA-MRSA is a serious problem with athletes. 
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For examples Dohsa-hou is a Japanese rehabilitation program which has been used for years in special education and rehabilitation sectores.
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I'm looking for the best way to use a VR system in a motor rehabilitation protocol for post-stroke patients.
Thanks to everyone who will respond!
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I am setting up a protocol using VR combined with balance exercises to improve the core and the balance on stroke patients.
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Need case reports regarding the effects of physical exercise/functional rehabilitation/aquatic exercises or On-field training on ACL injured soccer goalkeeper.
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Hi Mario, this paper seems good after reading the abstract. Unfortunately is not in English. Whereas many author might want to cite the author
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We want to start a new trial on stroke recovery and the clinicians involved are not used to administer the Fugl-Meyer. How to prevent learning effects to maximize intra-rater reliability and external validity? I wonder how do other labs and hospitals deal with this issue. Are there any official common guidelines on this?
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Thanks for your answer Erich. I know there is literature on the reliability and validity of FM but how to ensure that the evaluators involved in our trials will reach those thresholds? Is there any training protocol and exam for evaluators?
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particularly for patients after knee surgery, is there evidence to support whether it is best for rehabilitation and functional range of motion to elevate the affected lower extremity with or without support under the length of the lower extremity
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Great Question. Following Knee Surgery, I have found after working with many post operative knee patients, while in bed, supine, that it is best to avoid placing objects such as pillows under the knee, as this may decrease knee extension ROM. Several strategies that have worked is to place foam wedge between the mattress and the box spring at night and/or have someone elevate the front of the bed posts by placing small wood pieces, thus at night the leg/knee remain straight yet elevated. The leg remaining higher than the head while sleeping. The result is less edema and a knee that is able to be straight.
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My friend is in a stroke and he needs a recommendation for his diet. He lost 17kg and 1/3 of his brain function. Motor functional but weak.
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Danke! I will let the family know. Hopefully we can formulate a better mean to help him
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Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a stretching technique utilized to improve muscle elasticity and has been shown to have a positive effect on active and passive range of motions.what are the mechanisms, proposed theories, and physiological changes that occur due to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques?
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Thank you, but that is from the year 2012. And the mechanisms of PNF is quite simple. Kind regards
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Most of the amputees are suffering from the secondary disorders which are more common in upper extremity one. There is more pressure on upper limb amputees’ intact hand since they have to do every single task just by one hand and this imbalance causes musculoskeletal problems such as scoliosis. Despite doctors advice, due to the difficulties of prosthetic hands uses especially in above elbow cases, some of the amputees desist from using it, after a while. I want to know if cosmetic prosthetic really prevents spine deformity like scoliosis?
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I'm writing on my master thesis about evaluating SCI rehabilitation outcome in a specific setting. Do you know if there is any german version of the needs assessment checklist?
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Hi, to be honest, I don't know out of my pocket. You may ask Dr Juliane Müller from the University of Trier: Juliane Müller <jule.mue@icloud.com>
Kind regards, Kathrin Steffen
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tDCS and tACS are forms of neurostimulation that  delivered via electrodes on the head and have therapeutic effects.
I want to know which one has a longer-lasting effect.
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Hi Fateme,
if the question stems from the need to find a suitable tES intervention, I would suggest to start with the analysis of psychopathological/neurobiological mechanism responsible for the "to-be-treated" phenomenon (i.e., is it related to a decreased activity of a brain structure/network or is it related to certain bands of oscillatory power?).
Although you could compare the duration of tDCS vs tACS aftereffects (e.g., reviewing single or multiple session tES studies), such comparison might not be therapeutically valid given that tDCS and tACS induce qualitatively diverging effect and you would need to consider WHICH of the effects are meaningful for the particular therapeutic intervention (rather than which lasts longer).
On the other hand, both tDCS and tACS are assumed to modulate neuroplasticity, so perhaps this could be set as the common feature, enabling a meaningful comparison to start with.
Best, M.
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I need wireless pressure insoles for a study of gait disorders on elders.
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Dear colleagues
We are starting to publish new peer-review journal entitled: "Journal of Physiotherapy and Osteopathic Medicine (JPhysOM). The Journal is an international, peer-reviewed, online-only periodical issued monthly. JPhysOM is designed to publish articles covering a broad spectrum of topics related to all aspects of physiotherapy and osteopathic medicine. We aims to create a top level journal that publish high quality articles in the filed of physiotherapy and osteopathy. The quality of a journal is in a way reflective of the quality of its Editor(s) and Editorial Board and its members. JPhysOM is seeking energetic, qualified researchers to join its editorial board team as a member of editorial board and reviewers. If you feel an expert in your field of interest, do not hesitate to write to me and join to our journal. Applicants should submit their CVs with complete list of peer reviewed publications.The Review Board will consists of scholars willing to reviewing around 2-4 papers per year.
For further information and submission of your request (along with your CV) contact with me:
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Dear colleagues
The journal website is almost done. Please check www.jphysom.com
I cordially invite you and your academic colleagues to submit manuscript to our journal. Papers submitted to end of the year are free of any publication charges.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me j_kocjan@wp.pl
Kind regards
Janusz Kocjan
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I want to find some tools to assess the comprehensive rehabilitation needs of children/adults wtih disability, including educational needs, vocational needs, medical needs and social needs.
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Hello Sheryl,
I had a look and the majority of tools seemed to relate to learning disability, but this paper, at the end of the abstract, the authors state: "Our findings may serve as a resource for researchers who are working to develop valid tools to assess needs of families with children with disabilities, and such a tool can be instrumental in tuning the care processes to the individual needs of these families." Although it discusses children, perhaps there might be something relevant to your requirements:
Siebes, R., Ketelaar, M., Gorter, J. W., Alsem, M., & Jongmans, M. J. (2012). Needs of families with children who have a physical disability: a literature review. Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 24(1-2).
Very best wishes,
Mary
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The data which shows the walking therapy progression or walking ability recovery throughout a rehabilitation therapy course; from therapy admission until recovery. For example data for weekly therapy over four months therapy duration/course. I am interested in hip/knee/ankle joints angle vs gait cycle or stride time data for each therapy session until end.
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Your best bet may be to mine this data from PDFs of published reviews on the topic.
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((("Hamstring Muscles"[Mesh] OR "Hamstring Tendons"[Mesh] OR "hamstring"[All Fields]) AND ("Athletic Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Soft Tissue Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Tendon Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Leg Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Tendinopathy"[Mesh] OR "tendin*"[All Fields] OR "sprain"[All Fields] OR "strain"[All Fields] OR "rupture"[All Fields])) AND (("rehabilitation"[Subheading] OR "rehabilitation"[All Fields] OR "rehabilitation"[MeSH Terms]) OR "therapy"[Subheading] OR "therapy"[All Fields] OR "treatment"[All Fields])) AND eccentric[All Fields]
((("Hamstring Muscles"[Mesh] OR "Hamstring Tendons"[Mesh]) AND ("Athletic Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Soft Tissue Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Tendon Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Leg Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Knee Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Tendinopathy"[Mesh])) OR ((("Hamstring Muscles"[Mesh] OR "Hamstring Tendons"[Mesh]) AND ("Athletic Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Soft Tissue Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Tendon Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Leg Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Knee Injuries"[Mesh] OR "Tendinopathy"[Mesh])) AND eccentric[All Fields])) OR ((("rehabilitation"[Subheading] OR "rehabilitation"[All Fields] OR "rehabilitation"[MeSH Terms]) AND eccentric[All Fields]) AND ("hamstring muscles"[MeSH Terms] OR ("hamstring"[All Fields] AND "hamstring muscles"[All Fields] OR "hamstring"[All Fields])))
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([Hamstring Muscles] or [Hamstring Tendons] or eccentric) and ([Athletic Injuries] or [Knee Injuries] or [Leg Injuries] or [Tendon Injuries] or [Soft Tissue Injuries] or [Tendinopathy] or tendin*) and ([Exercise Therapy] or [Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine] or [Conservative Treatment] or [Physical Therapy Modalities]) and (eccentric)
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Hey Christopher Chi Ngai Lo,
first of all - thanks a lot for your comprehensive answer!
I thought that when I use the MeSH-term "rehabilitation", that terms like "Physical Therapy" or "Physiotherapy" are included automatically?
If I am wrong, feel free to correct me!
I will include "tear(s)" [All Fields] as well and will use "injur*" - thanks a lot!
Hamstring injuries are one of the most common sports injuries at all and are responsible for a huge amount of time-loss
Good point on the outcome-section of the PICO-scheme! Preliminary, I decided that I wont use the optional parts of PICO in order to not restrict my search results any further.
A quick overview resulted in approximately two useful studies out of 300.
Thanks a lot! I will now double check which terms are already included by the use of the MeSH-terms and which of them I have to add manually!
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I am currently looking into 360° video or Cinematic Virtual Reality (CVR) in driver hazard perception and avoidance testing. I wondered if anyone is aware of other researchers working in this area or any studies in this area. I have found plenty of research for CVR, and it uses in clinical, counselling and rehabilitation but not much in my specified field.
If anyone knows of any research or researcher looking into this area, then it would prove useful if you could direct me to them.
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Ken,
Thank you for that information I will take a look at there research. Thank you for the information.
Kind regards
Mike
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Hello,
I am willing to submit my manuscript in JNER of Biomed central journal. Regarding adding figures in latex file, in the authors guidelines , it says that the figures should be added separately under a FIGURE section at the END of the tex file. I have a doubt regarding the following instruction - " Each figure of a manuscript should be submitted as a single file that fits on a single page in portrait format." Does it mean that the pdflatex generated should contain just one figure per page? Anyone, if you have any prior experience on submitting to JNER, could you guide me in this regard.
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Put all the figures in a separate and single file. Not required to put each figure in a separate file and submit all latex files in a single directory converting in to zip file.
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Could there be an application in either rehabilitation of astronauts after a long stay on the ISS or exercise during a stay in reduced gravity, like on the surface of moon and mars?
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Hi, we also published how cognitively-stimulating environment prevents bed rest-related detrimental effects. Since it was a horizontal bed rest it's more a simulation of hospitalization, however its applications are translated to the spaceflight/0g environment:
For the review see:
Review about how a non-physical approaches might be suitable for the rehab and spaceflight environment:
Research articles:
Hope this helps and my best wishes,
Uros
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Reputed journals for research project of biomedical device field.
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I agree with Vijaykumar
JNER,IEEE
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I need to publish my article but for free in physical therapy and rehabilitation field
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Dear Alla,
You should try this website https://www.journalguide.com/ .
JournalGuide is a free tool created by a group of software developers, former researchers, and scholarly publishing veterans at Research Square. Their goal for JournalGuide is to bring all sources of data together in one place to give authors an uncomplicated way to choose the best journal for their research.
Hope it helped,
All the best,
Telmo Firmino
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Many studies suggest that virtual reality rehabilitation can activate the cerebral cortex and improve the function of patients with neurological impairments. Also we hear hippo therapy has a positive effect on the physical function and psychological problems of children with Autism.
May hippo therapy and virtual reality together lead to overall improvements in the daily functioning and quality of life of these children?
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What do you mean regarding "cure for autism"? In my opinion, there's nothing beyond genetics that could lead for a cure. Of course, those activities when apllied in a correct manner would improve quality of life, cognition, motor control, social aspects... but cure? I don't believe.
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Leguminous are known to be nitrogen fixers , which is a criteria for choosing them as main culture, moreover , those cultures reduce the amount of fertilisers used by agricultor , which contribute environmentaly and economicaly.
Are there any reasons for choosing fabaceae cultures ? and which spices are themost use in soil rehabilitation?
Any references or articles are welcomed.
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We were using foot collars but they malfunction VERY often and also the strap was injuring the rhino's leg, so we had to remove all the collars. My research is dependant on tracking these animals after release (they are rehabilitated orphan white rhino), so unless I find a way, I cannot do my research. Help please!
Thank you all in advance.
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Maria
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Hi Maria,
Have you thought about making your own collars? If you you can find a radio-transmitter collar suitable for rhinos it is possible to attach a satellite-download (Globalstar network) GPS receiver that works really well. Details about the hardware can be found in this paper:
“An inexpensive satellite-download GPS receiver for wildlife: Field trial on black swans”
January 2017Wildlife Research 44(7)
DOI10.1071/WR17064
I’ve made similar devices for deer and pigs - really not that difficult. Email me at movement.ecology@gmail.com if you want further details.
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i want to write a review paper about rehabilitation of MSers
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I am an Physical therapist and always interested in research but my greatest wish and hope is that this research will lead to greater possibilities for patients and that is till now very poor. The technology takes over loss abilities but I want to see technology that make more possible and give this patient thier life back. Less lab. technology /research but practic use !!
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I am designing an exercise intervention and this outcome will help to estimate the power needed for significance.
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There appears to be limited research in this area. However, you could expect to find an effect size roughly equal to 0.336 based on Savucu et al.
A previous review from 2010 may be able to give you a little more guidance. But this looks like an area that could benefit greatly from additional research.
Good Luck!
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based on evidence based medicine (benefits and hazards)
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The only way to treat a tethered cord is to surgically untether it. No other treatment works.
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Dear all,
I'm developing a video game for the Cerebral Palsy patients, to increase the hope and motivation in them. but the Question is: how much excitement is useful for them?
as you know, The high excitement causes spasticity in patients with cerebral palsy. and also if the video game does not have enough charm, the patient will not be motivated.
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Hafezi
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What kind of video games we are talking about? I'll be better of you'd share some details.
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Dear all,
I'm developing a video game for a patient rehabilitation and currently, I'm using the Microsoft Kinect v2 hardware for joint detection using Unity 2017 to communicate with the hardware and data acquisition.
I have successfully managed to get the patient's joint positions and the angles between the three joints.
For the next step, I want to apply the rotation of the patient's hands to the avatar in real time but I don't know how.
Please give me suggestions on how to achieve my goal.
Regards,
Hafezi
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Dear Dr. Imre Horvath,
No, I have not a parameterized human body model. I just downloaded a usual rigged character.
Regards,
Hafezi
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I am working on a research project regarding trust in rehabilitation but i still need ideas and opinions. Suggested articles and journals will also be highly appreciated.
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I would recommend you start with the what are referred to a foundational principals of rehabiltation psychology by Beatrice Wright. You can google that or her name. Good luck.
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Some severe CP(Cerebral palsy) patients are resistent to medication and rehabilitation methods. Neurologists suggest ECT( Electric convulsive shock therapy) bilateral or unilateral. I want to investigate indication criteria and details related to this.
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Does by any chance anybody have available the ACI 562-16 code, regarding the "Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures"?
Thanks a lot in advance for any help.
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Hi Bruno, in my records, I have found and this draft, ACI 562-16. I think that there are some minor changes. Best regards, Pavao
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Hi, I'm Francisco, I'm currently forming in neuropsychology and doing some internship at a brain damage Association in Granada (Spain). Your work seems very interesting and it would be very helpful to be able to read it completely in order to improve the rehabilitation of patients with aphasia. We would be very grateful if you would send it to the following address:
Thank you very much and I hope your answer
Francisco Medina
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With kind regards.
Thorsten
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Hi,
I need to normalize the EMG data for biceps femoris (hamstring muscle group) and vastus lateralis (quadriceps muscle group) using maximum and sub maximal isometric voluntary contraction method. The EMG data pertains to sit to stand task for elderly. Is there any easy exercise or task that elderly could perform (apart from leg curls / extension) for maximum and sub maximal isometric contractions of these two muscles?
Thanks!!
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I agree with Erik and Chris answer. Simple task with resistance against knee flexion and extension should be enough, probably better with seating position. But are we sure that all elderly can perform maximum contractrion? Do we really need maximum contraction? If we want to compare group of people or different muscles we need to normalize emg signal based on some reference value. For my personal experience for elderly people better results of normalisation we achieved when we have used reference value not for 'unknown' maximum resistance.
For Sit To Stand test condition we take the mean value of 0.1s around time event, which was the time when person just lift of the chair/seat what we marked based on synchronise video recording.
For other test/condition you can imagine that you test knee flexors/extensors with the same load - but not maximum load. The advantage is that all participants are testing in the same load condition.
Good luck
Greg
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I’m planning to work on live interactive Kinect based Rehabilitation software, as Kinect is no more manufactured, I prefer to find an equally effective and commercially affordable alternative with the sensors and features of Kinect.
if there is not any equally best alternative, it is suggestive to Use the each individual sensors only ?
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Thank you, I will check both of the above suggestions.
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In Indian context early discharge to home care following stroke is a common scenario. The reason for such discharges are generally to avoid hospital based secondary infections, or financial status/ family compulsion around the patient. I would like to know is there any evidence/ research finding to support extending in-hospital rehabilitation in view of better motor/functional outcomes.
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Thank you for the comment Geert Jeuring. I do agree that home environment (or) environment where he/she usually functions (or) environment which provokes the functions will be more beneficial than a structured environment like hospital. However in developing countries like India, where home environment is challenging for stroke survivors. Occasionally the patient will be discharged due to other reasons like hospital related infections. But the patient will not have potential to get rehabilitated in home, or resources will not be sufficient at home. I am looking for support to have a cutoff motor score when patient can be discharged to home.
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The purpose of this research study is to determine whether or not Physical Therapist’s (PT) feel that at home monitored exercise regimens will increase amputee compliance regarding prescribed rehabilitation programs. For this reason, we will be surveying certified Physical Therapist’s through online survey portals, asking them to complete a short 10-question survey. If you are willing to participate, our questionnaire will ask about, (age, gender, geographic work location) as well as years of certification, perception on the amputee population, and views on prescribed home based regimens. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this survey, and there is no benefit to you. This is entirely an anonymous questionnaire, and so your responses will not be identifiable in any way. All responses are confidential. Your participation is voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time. This study is being conducted by Tyler Berger, who can be reached at (517)-215-2616 or tjb113@pitt.edu, if you have any questions.
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it is great, Done
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Surgical treatment or rehabilitation physiotherapy programme?
Thanks a lot
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Try with a proper rehabilitation physiotherapy programme. In my opinion the surgical treatment represents the last option.
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I am thinking to select 21 watershed sites in a degraded river basin for rehabilitation and conservation. Thus I need to identify some of the important criteria for the selection. Other than criteria such as protecting the irrigation canal, public infrastructure and so on from flash flooding and sedimentation, I am looking for some of the criteria to be important in terms of seeding and plantation for ecosystem restoration and production.
information and comments from the related researchers and practitioners would be of great contribution to select the sites and much appreciated!
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I am looking for the less time of mechanical and morphological Alterations of muscles tendon and joint during walking on treadmill.
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I don't have literature that support my vieuw but walking on the floor ask for power to propell your body and that isn't necessary on treadmill. Therefore there must be an differenty between walking over an floor and on an treadmill. Personally i feel that the buttock muscle isn't so active on the treadmill as on the floor by hiel strike action.
But again i have found no prove for this hypothesis.
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Hello
My name is Janine and I work in the library at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading. One of our members of staff is interested in your research which was published in Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation- Comparative Efficacy of Clinic-Based and Telerehabilitation Application of Mckenzie Therapy in Low-Back Pain. Can you please let me know if the research has been published anywhere else.
Thanks
Janine
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I suggest you contact my co-authors.
Thanks.
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I am doing a project in the second year, and tried to find appropriate journal article with recommendations for rehabilitation exercises for a ACL injury on aspects such as ROM, Muscle Strengthening and Proprioception
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Hi Nardi,
As Luis pointed out, you should try to clarify your search criteria. One big question would be whether you are looking for articles concerning athletic or non athletic-populations.
An interesting article to start with could be the 'review of reviews' on ACL rehabilitation by Lobb et al.
Lobb, R., Tumilty, S., & Claydon, L. S. (2012). A review of systematic reviews on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13(4), 270-278.
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I as Physical Therapy (PT) student have many people at my community with wrist fractures. They need the orthoses to rehabilitate as am PT student think. Really essential.
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you want to say: if one patient's orthosis can be used by another?
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It appears that most caregivers for chronic disabling conditions need similar support - education, medical, rehabilitation [may vary by condition], financial, community integration>
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Любое долгое хроническое тяжелое заболевание пациента создает вокруг ауру, куда попадают как родственники, так и сиделки. Проще справляться и понимать, что происходит, если обладаешь не только знаниями о заболевании, но и психологической поддержкой. По-моему, идея замечательная!!! Только, наверно, нужно учитывать психологическую дистанцию между пациентом и ухаживающим, и смотреть, что на нее влияет, как сделать ее комфортной и не приводящей к выгоранию.
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Currently I have researched the use of Geo-polymers and ultra-high fiber reinforced concrete (UHFRC and ECO-UHFRC) as a repair mortar.
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You may see here for some ideas:
You can achieve eco-efficiency by using suggested multi-scale approach.
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I want to learn your thoughts on shoulder braces? Pros and Cons?
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One article and one editorial published this month. I think we are still far from reliable evidence on the topic.
Based on what I am observing with my PhD data, I think the "secret" of sling influencing good outcomes is not on arm positioning, but on how many hours per day and for how many weeks patients are using it after surgery. The 6-weeks after cuff repairs based on the mechanobiology and healing stages do not seem to be appropriate, but we still lack strong evidence to confirm that.
Enjoy the reading
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As a non-profit CHDA with health outcome funds, we encounter cases of children with EBLLs during our home rehabilitation and lead remediation. We are wanting to build a coalition to support the children and their families during the home rehabilitation process and provide needed medical services. What communities are successful and how did they achieve successes? Resources welcome!
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There is a community based group called United Parents Against Lead but not sure how active they still are. http://www.upal.org/ In NC, we have a Lead and Healthy Homes Taskforce which is a group of state, local, and non-profit professionals working on the problems of lead poisoning prevention and providing healthy housing. It has been very effective at providing a platform for sharing best practices.
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What do you think about cross- training effect on ACL rehabilitation? Does it really work?
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An excellent question. I think it works for some extent. The previous answers explained the mechanism and the extent of such training in details. However, we conducted a study on athletes with meniscus injuries, and some results were impressive. From my clinical experience, this training would benefit more younger athletes.
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It is clear that if we exercise something for example walking or shooting , our brain learn this function and we can do this better.
It is normal process of motor learning.
but the question is if we imagine these exersice in our mind without any physical activity, Can it have the same effect on our brain and our function?
Can we improve motor learning with just mental training?
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Dear Samaneh,
YES and I think the following papers will help you:
Abbruzzese G, Avanzino L, Marchese R, Pelosin E. Action Observation and Motor Imagery: Innovative Cognitive Tools in the Rehabilitation of Parkinson's Disease. Parkinsons Dis 2015;2015:124214. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4606219/pdf/PD2015-124214.pdf
Avanzino L, Gueugneau N, Bisio A, Ruggeri P, Papaxanthis C, Bove M. Motor cortical plasticity induced by motor learning through mental practice. Front Behav Neurosci 2015;9:105. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4412065/pdf/fnbeh-09-00105.pdf
Eaves DL, Riach M, Holmes PS, Wright DJ. Motor Imagery during Action Observation: A Brief Review of Evidence, Theory and Future Research Opportunities. Front Neurosci 2016;10:514. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5116576/pdf/fnins-10-00514.pdf
Asaseh M, Hashemi Azar J, Pishyare E. The effect of motor imagery on the gross motor skills of children with developmental coordination disorder. Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège 2016;85:130-139. http://popups.ulg.ac.be/0037-9565/index.php?id=5478&file=1
Bonassi G, Biggio M, Bisio A, Ruggeri P, Bove M, Avanzino L. Provision of somatosensory inputs during motor imagery enhances learning-induced plasticity in human motor cortex. Sci Rep 2017;7(1):9300. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-09597-0.pdf
Scott M, Taylor S, Chesterton P, Vogt S, Eaves DL. Motor imagery during action observation increases eccentric hamstring force: an acute non-physical intervention. Disabil Rehabil 2017 Mar 21:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1300333. [Epub ahead of print]. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638288.2017.1300333?journalCode=idre20
Sobierajewicz J, Przekoracka-Krawczyk A, Jaśkowski W, Verwey WB, van der Lubbe R. The influence of motor imagery on the learning of a fine hand motor skill. Exp Brain Res 2017;235(1):305-320. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00221-016-4794-2
Li RQ, Li ZM, Tan JY, Chen GL, Lin WY. Effects of motor imagery on walking function and balance in patients after stroke: A quantitative synthesis of randomized controlled trials. Complement Ther Clin Pract 2017;28:75-84. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1744388117302049?via%3Dihub
Best wishes from Germany,
Martin
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During test of cycle_gate, we ask people to walk, then they pay attention to it and their way of walking is changed, also darkness can change it too.
but that is question, whether mental illness such as depression change the cycle_gate?that could help us to find therapies for these diseases.
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Dear Professor.Chockalingam and sara.
I am interested in this area too. I really like to search for mental and physical health relationships and the interaction between them.
at the moment I am doing my first research on the effect of time of day and cognitive dual task on the biomechanics of gait and dynamic balance in elderly.
but there are plenty of research showing the clear effect of mental load on gait biomechanics.
Here you can find two of them: 
"Does the diurnal cycle of cortisol explain
The relationship between physical
performance and cognitive function in
older adults?"
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"Gait Is Associated with Cognitive
Flexibility: A Dual-Tasking Study in
Healthy Older People"
Best regards
Mahboube
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Biofeedback is a method that uses the mind to control a body function that the body normally regulates automatically, such as muscle tension, heart rate, pain perception or stability... The biofeedback therapist will then teach physical and mental exercises that can help patient control the function. Can these exercises also be effective for involuntary actions such as stress? If yes, By which method?
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some experts discover a new way by thinking to train disable people to move.the way is that person imagin him or her to do that movement for example running with out doing any movement.it can be possible with one person or third person vision.it means that that person imagin do it or watching him or herself do that movement.
actually this way is possible for people that have experience of movement before.it helps neuronways progress and their efficiency increase.so perhaps it works useful for athletics to improve their disability.
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you can try with some methods of cognitive therapy, like mirroy  therapy, or virtual rality
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I am using COGNIPLUS program as a rehabilitation computerized tool but not sure how many session will be enough to expect cognitive enhancement. I set 24 1.5 h. sessions , twice a week. And I am not quite sure if I am going the right direction. Is anybody familiar with COGNIPLUS (SCHUHFRIED Co.)?
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At what point after traumatic brain injury, stroke, etc. will the rehabilitation begin?  Improvements in cognitive functioning may occur for quite some time after an event, but these may be related to various factors other than a specific rehabilitation approach.  Also, what is your definition of "cognitive rehabilitation?"  How will you know that you have succeeded in reaching your goal?  The goal may be different depending on the type of neurological event that occurred, its severity, and how long it has been since the occurrence.   
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Neuromuscular rehabilitation is a sensitive enough rehabilitation programme that even giving commands(timings,frequency etc) during therapy session is an art to get maximum intrinsic motivation of the patient.
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yes.
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For people with central nervous system disorders, how much joint assistance or individual's effort is required for joint movement to restore motor function or better motor learning? What factor that defines The optimum assistance for reorganization of CNS is? Please tell me the papers or information on these.
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Hi Kenichi,
if the joint is assisted, the individual is learning to move the joint in an manner that does not activate the sensory and motor systems necessary for normal movement. The individual may learn to move in an assisted manner, but the carry over to normal movement will still require additional training.  As for restoring normal movement, we anticipate roughly 4000 repetitions, however the joint movements are task specific, therefore the carry over to similar movements may require additional training. 
Monica Rivera 
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i need journal or specific result from the research about rehabilitation for motoric of cerebral palsy.
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Hi, Isabel. Thank you very much for your recommendation, it will give a big help for me. Before i'm follow your account, actually i was read some project that you did. Thanks for your attention. 
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Dear all,
I have been associated with hand raising, rehabilitation and wild- wild translocation of stranded Hollock Gibbons in India.
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Dear Samshul,
I hope the information presented below and in the article will be useful to you.
Internet Primate Aging Database, iPAD
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center are proud to announce the release of the Internet Primate Aging Database (iPAD), a new tool for researchers interested in studying biomarkers of aging in nonhuman primates, at <ipad.primate.wisc.edu>.
iPAD provides a valuable resource for veterinarians, primate researchers, and the general public, and has already resulted in several papers published in peer-reviewed journals. With more than 500,000 data points from 17 different species at 11 research facilities, registered iPAD users can view normative values of blood chemistry, hematology, and other biomarkers of aging such as body weight. Data points are from routine screening of healthy animals at regular intervals over their lifetimes. In addition to being able to view means and standard deviations, users can access individual data points to statistically and graphically examine at the species-, biomarker-, or site-specific level for their particular research needs and are able to export and manipulate data at will.
While data are continually being added for the sites and species already in the database, the usefulness of iPAD increases as additional data are contributed. We are currently expanding the number of species and measurements included in the database and increasing the number of data points for existing species. Researchers interested in contributing data from non-experimental, healthy primates are encouraged to contact Wendy Newton [e-mail: wnewton@primate.wisc.edu] for more information.