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Plantarflexor weakness as a limiting factor of gait speed in stroke subjects and the compensating role of hip flexors.
OBJECTIVE To determine, using the Muscular Utilization Ratio (MUR) method, whether plantarflexor weakness is among the factors preventing stroke subjects from walking at faster speeds. PotentialExpand
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Maximal grip force in chronic stroke subjects and its relationship to global upper extremity function
Objectives: Previous studies have shown that recovery of recordable grip strength in acute stroke subjects is one of the most sensitive assessments of initial upper limb recovery and a goodExpand
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Analysis of the clinical factors determining natural and maximal gait speeds in adults with a stroke.
The objective of this study was to identify the most important clinical variables determining gait speed in persons with stroke. Sixteen chronic stroke subjects (mean age, 47.9 (+/-15.6) yr; meanExpand
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Predictors of long-term participation after stroke
Purpose: (1) To explore factors that predict long-term participation after stroke (2 – 4 years after discharge from rehabilitation), and (2) to determine factors that predict both short- andExpand
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Physiotherapy for Persistent Postnatal Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized Controlled Trial
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of multimodal supervised physiotherapy programs with the absence of treatment among women with persistent postnatal stress urinaryExpand
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Is neuroplasticity in the central nervous system the missing link to our understanding of chronic musculoskeletal disorders?
BackgroundMusculoskeletal rehabilitative care and research have traditionally been guided by a structural pathology paradigm and directed their resources towards the structural, functional, andExpand
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Handwriting performance in preterm children compared with term peers at age 6 to 7 years.
Preterm infants are at high risk for developmental impairments at school age. However, the impact of these impairments on important life skills, such as handwriting, is unknown. Forty-eightExpand
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Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on H-reflex and spinal spasticity.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the short-term effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS; 99 Hz; 250 ms pulses) on H-reflex and spinal spasticity. Considering theExpand
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Arm and leg impairments and disabilities after stroke rehabilitation: relation to handicap
Objectives: (1) To examine the relationships between measures of impairment and disability for the arm and leg with a measure of handicap and (2) to identify the impairment or disability mostExpand
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Pelvic floor muscle function in continent and stress urinary incontinent women using dynamometric measurements.
AIMS To compare the pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function in continent and stress urinary incontinent women using dynamometric measurements. METHODS Thirty continent women and 59 women suffering fromExpand
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