Archive for October, 2014

[ARTICLE] Feasibility Study of a Take-Home Array-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation System With Automated Setup for Current Functional Electrical Stimulation Users With Foot-Drop

…This study demonstrates that an array-based automated setup FES system for foot-drop can be successfully used unsupervised. Despite setup’s taking longer and some problems, users are satisfied with the system and it would appear as effective, if not better, at addressing the foot-drop impairment. Further product development of this unique system, followed by a larger-scale and longer-term study, is required before firm conclusions about its efficacy can be reached…

via Feasibility Study of a Take-Home Array-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation System With Automated Setup for Current Functional Electrical Stimulation Users With Foot-Drop – Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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[ARTICLE] Discharge From Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation: The Gap Between Physical and Cognitive Independence Achieved by TBI Patients

…There is a significant gap between the level of physical and cognitive independence achieved by TBI patients at discharge from acute inpatient rehabilitation. This may suggest the importance of cognitive rehabilitation is under-emphasized, especially regarding decision making for discharge planning. Further research is needed to understand the potential long-term impact of the gap between physical and cognitive functioning at discharge, especially as it relates to patients of minority and low socioeconomic status, as they already are at higher risk for poor outcomes following TBI…

via Discharge From Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation: The Gap Between Physical and Cognitive Independence Achieved by TBI Patients – Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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[WEB SITE] Driving After Traumatic Brain Injury

Driving is an important part of a person’s independent lifestyle and integration into the community. Because we take our driving skills for granted, it is easy to forget that driving is the most dangerous thing we do in our everyday lives. A brain injury can affect the skills needed to drive safely. If and when an injured person may safely return to driving should be addressed early in recovery. The injured person, family members, and health professionals should all be included in this important decision. If anyone has concerns that that driving may put the injured person or others in danger, health professionals may recommend pre-driving testing…

via Driving After Traumatic Brain Injury.

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[VIDEO] Stroke: The REALITY, Part 1: What does it really mean? & Part 2: How can I reduce my risk for stroke? – YouTube

Published on Oct 28, 2014

Stroke by many is thought of as something that affects the elderly. But in reality, stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, and at any time. Learn about the impact of stroke and arm yourself with lifesaving information.

Published on Oct 28, 2014

Stoke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. But did you know that up to 80% of strokes can be prevented? Learn how you can take control today and prevent stroke happening to you.

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[WEB SITE] EBS-Therapy – EBS Technologies

The EBS Therapy is a non-invasive electrical stimulation treatment device that is individually adapted to the patient’s condition in order to restore visual field losses caused by neurological disorders such as stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) as well as several types of glaucoma…

via EBS-Therapy – EBS Technologies.

[VIDEO] –>The EBS-Therapy

 

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CBT Dublin – Free Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Worksheets/Handouts

Veronica Walsh's CBT Blog Dublin, Ireland

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Scroll down for PDF extracts from the CBTandFeelingGood.com workshops / workbooks  – for you to use as a self-help resource.

Note to therapists: © Veronica Walsh, no re-print or distribution without permission – but ask me if you’d like to use them with your clients, I bet I’ll say yes! (email me on veronica@CBTandFeelingGood.com, or make a request through a comment here on this post)

Knowing and understanding the theory of CBT is very important. But on it’s own its not enough to make really effective and lasting changes. For CBT to truly work you need to APPLY APPLY APPLY. And APPLY again. You don’t learn to ride a bike by reading a book about it.

Important: turning your new learning into new thinking and behavior takes discipline – it requires you to build awareness of the way you think and feel and behave, and to develop the…

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[ARTICLE] MotionTalk: Personalized home rehabilitation system for assisting patients with impaired mobility – Full Text

…In this paper, we design and prototype a personalized home rehabilitation system, MotionTalk, for the real time quantitative assessment of mobility. Performance of rehabilitation is designed to be assessed using the changes in mobility, reflected in the exercises performed by patients at home with respect to the same exercises performed in the clinic. Our system is capable of capturing motion using Microsoft Kinect and analyzing the position and rotation information to give scores for assessing rehabilitation progress. In comparison to conventional rehabilitation systems, MotionTalk is an inexpensive (<$150 compared to conventional systems costing >$1000), less intrusive and personalized home rehabilitation system, which was developed and tested using data from ablebodied volunteers at Georgia Institute of Technology…

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[Systematic Review] The efficacy of Botulinum Toxin A on improving ease of care in the upper and lower limbs: A systematic review and meta-analysis using the Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development and Evaluation approach

…Botulinum Toxin A improves ease of care in the upper limb for up to six months. No conclusion can be drawn for the lower limb…

via The efficacy of Botulinum Toxin A on improving ease of care in the upper and lower limbs: A systematic review and meta-analysis using the Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development and Evaluation approach.

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[A Review] Novel Approaches of Non-Invasive Stimulation Techniques to Motor Rehabilitation Following Stroke – Full Text

…This review intends to synthesize our understanding of the effects of novel approach of non-invasive peripheral nerve and brain stimulation techniques in motor rehabilitation and the potential role of these techniques in clinical practice. The ability to induce cortical plasticity with non-invasive stimulation techniques has provided novel and exciting opportunities for examining the role of the human cortex during a variety of behaviors literature concerning non-invasive stimulation technique incorporated into stroke research is young, limiting the ability to draw consistent conclusions. In this review we discuss how these techniques can enhance the effects of a behavioral intervention and the clinical evidence for its use to date…

via KoreaMed Synapse.

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[ARTICLE] Health-Related Quality of Life in Caregivers of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

…Results suggest that caring for an individual following a TBI uniquely and adversely impacts HRQOL. While many existing measures capture relevant aspects of HRQOL for these caregivers, there are domains of HRQOL that are not typically addressed. These include anxiety related to the caregiver role (concerns for re-injury, leaving the person alone, etc.), caregiver strain (burden; stress; feeling overwhelmed), and disappointment with the change in social roles for both the caregiver and the care recipient. Findings exemplify the need for a valid and sensitive clinical measurement tool that can evaluate HRQOL in caregivers of individuals with TBI…

via Health-Related Quality of Life in Caregivers of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury – Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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