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To test the clinical counterpart of the learned nonuse theory, 25 chronic hemiplegic stroke and head-injured patients with minimal to moderate upper extremity extensor muscle function were required to keep their uninvolved upper extremities within a hand-enclosed sling during waking hours over a 2-week interval. During this forced use period and for 1 year(More)
A total of 30 targeted training electromyographic biofeedback treatments were administered to the hemiplegic upper extremities of 12 chronic stroke and head-injured patients (TT Group). The 30 treatments were divided into three series of 10 treatments each directed to the shoulders; the elbow; and the wrist, fingers, and thumb, respectively. Evaluations for(More)
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