Questions related to Rehabilitation
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
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)
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
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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
Physiotherapy and exercise show short-term improvements in physical function. I would like to know particularly cycling exercise for treatment.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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 ?
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?
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
Those who believe that psychological rehabilitation precedes educational rehabilitation to achieve learning goals
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.
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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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.
For examples Dohsa-hou is a Japanese rehabilitation program which has been used for years in special education and rehabilitation sectores.
Need case reports regarding the effects of physical exercise/functional rehabilitation/aquatic exercises or On-field training on ACL injured soccer goalkeeper.
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
((("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])))
([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)
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
I am designing an exercise intervention and this outcome will help to estimate the power needed for significance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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 ?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
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!
I am looking for the less time of mechanical and morphological Alterations of muscles tendon and joint during walking on treadmill.
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.
It appears that most caregivers for chronic disabling conditions need similar support - education, medical, rehabilitation [may vary by condition], financial, community integration>
Currently I have researched the use of Geo-polymers and ultra-high fiber reinforced concrete (UHFRC and ECO-UHFRC) as a repair mortar.
I want to learn your thoughts on shoulder braces? Pros and Cons?
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!
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.)?
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.
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.
i need journal or specific result from the research about rehabilitation for motoric of cerebral palsy.
I have been associated with hand raising, rehabilitation and wild- wild translocation of stranded Hollock Gibbons in India.