Anita Heeren

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BACKGROUND Dysautonomia after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by episodes of increased heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure, muscle tone, decorticate or decerebrate posturing, and profuse sweating. This study addresses the incidence of dysautonomia after severe TBI, the clinical variables that are associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the concept of C-Mill gait adaptability training. DESIGN Pre- and post-intervention assessments. SUBJECTS Sixteen community-dwelling persons in the chronic phase after stroke (mean age 54.8 years). METHODS Participants received 10 sessions (1 h per session, for 5-6 weeks) of gait adaptability training on an instrumented treadmill(More)
Balance and gait problems in patients with cerebellar degeneration lead to reduced mobility, loss of independence, and frequent falls. It is currently unclear, however, whether balance and gait capacities can be improved by training in this group of patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the effects of gait adaptability training on(More)
A fter stroke, a main goal of rehabilitation is to promote independence in activities of daily living. An important determinant of activities of daily living performance is standing balance, which is a strong predictor of functional recovery 1,2 and walking capacity 3,4 and an important risk factor for falls 5 after stroke. Although the vast majority (75%)(More)
After stroke, the ability to make step adjustments during walking is reduced and requires more attention, which may cause problems during community walking. The C-Mill is an innovative treadmill augmented with visual context (e.g., obstacles and stepping targets), which was designed specifically to practice gait adaptability. The objective of this study was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate the effects of exercise training on balance capacity in people in the chronic phase after stroke. Furthermore, we aimed to identify which training regimen was most effective. METHODS Electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled trials(More)
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