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The purpose of our study is to evaluate Vibrotactile Coordinated Reset stimulation (vCR) and its effects on motor ability within stroke patients. vCR will be administered with a device called the Vibrotactile (VT) Brain Glove. vCR is expected to provide patients with a non-invasive therapy to aid in recovery in stoke patients This study will include a dedicated sham that will aid in understanding true treatment effects from vCR
Pilot study on the physiological response of robotic rehabilitation therapy for improving the performance of activities of daily living of stroke patients
To determine the effect of Neurodevelopment Treatment vs Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training along with conventional therapy on lower extremity among chronic stroke patients.
The purpose of this single-blinded, randomized controlled study aims to investigate the effects of sling exercise training (SET) for core muscle on gait performance in people with chronic stroke.
Fatigue is a common condition after an individual has a stroke. While the negative impacts of post-stroke fatigue are well known, the knowledge of the causes of post-stroke fatigue and effective treatments for post-stroke fatigue are lacking. This small study will investigate the possible benefits of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), which uses small electrical currents supplied by a 9-volt battery, on post-stroke fatigue and investigate tDCS' possible anti-inflammatory effects.
This study will evaluate the effects of combining motor learning-based therapy with use of the MyoPro , a wearable exoskeletal myoelectrically controlled orthotic device. MyoPro uses electromyographic (EMG) signals from the weak muscles to assist movement of the user's affected arm. The primary objective of this randomized controlled trial is to study the efficacy of using MyoPro in motor learning-based therapy for individuals with chronic stroke (>6 months post) with severe upper limb motor deficits (Fugl-Meyer for Upper Limb score less than 30) compared with a similar dose of motor learning-based therapy alone. The secondary objectives are to evaluate neuroplasticity mechanisms, identify biomarkers of greater response to the intervention, and explore cost-effectiveness.
Specific Aim 1: Complete pilot testing of study protocol in individuals with chronic stroke for feasibility evaluation and protocol refinement. Specific Aim 2: Estimate the preliminary effect of CO-OP+tDCS on activity performance in individuals with chronic stroke.
Hemiparetic gait is one of the most common consequences after stroke. This impairment has a detrimental effects on the patients lies, limiting their social participation. Previous studies have shown that there is a direct relationship between triceps surae activation and gait speed in stroke patients, that is, higher triceps surae muscle activation are correspond to greater gait speed. Then, it can be hypothesized that therapies focused in strengthening the triceps surae also improves the patient gait. It has been shown that Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) can improve triceps surae activation when applied on healthy subjects. However, it has not been yet explored in chronic stroke patients. Therefore, the aim of this study is to assess whether a FES program over tibial nerve contributes to the rehabilitation of the gait in chronic hemiparetic stroke patients. This study present a prospective interventional design, based on non-probabilistic sampling for convenience, and comprising a total of 15 volunteers with ischemic stroke of both genders and aged between 18 and 70 years old. Volunteers will be recruited from hospitals and private rehabilitation centres, and must be currently engaged in a conventional rehabilitation program. The study will consist of twenty-four sessions, with a frequency of three sessions per week.
Even in a chronic phase after stroke, most patients have difficulty moving the affected arm, resulting in limitations in simple tasks in daily living, most frequently limiting reaching task. In the chronic phase, significant improvements are usually no longer observed. Nevertheless, even these patients can still improve their functional abilities due to exercise-dependent plasticity. A new device was developed, the deXtreme robot, a rehabilitation device that offers error-enhancement approach during three-dimensional movements. The goal error-enhancement is to elicit better accuracy, stability, fluidity and range of motion during reaching. games are projected on a screen, requiring 3D active reaching movements. The duration of the study for a single participant will be 7 consecutive working days, including 1 day of pre-intervention assessment, 5 days of training and 1 day of post-intervention assessment. The overall aim of this project is to gain knowledge into the potential of error-enhancement robot training in patients with upper limb impairments in the chronic phase after stroke. Hypothesizing that the 5-day training will have a positive effect on both the robotic and clinical outcome measures.
Post-stroke spasticity in the lower extremity affects balance and gait, leading to decreased mobility and functional independence. Therefore, effective intervention for reducing spasticity is crucial in stroke rehabilitation. Recently, neurodynamics, though originally designed for pain management in orthopedic patients, has also been applied for treating spasticity in patients with neurological disorders. However, previous studies focused mainly on treating the upper extremity spasticity, but not on lower extremity spasticity, and not on possible neurophysiological changes. The present study aims to investigate the immediate effects of neurodynamics in reducing lower limb spasticity and neurophysiological changes in people with chronic stroke.