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BACKGROUND Extensive research on both healthy subjects and patients with central nervous damage has elucidated a crucial role of postural adjustment reactions and central sensory integration processes in generating and "shaping" locomotor function, respectively. Whether robotic-assisted gait devices might improve these functions in Multiple sclerosis (MS)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of repetitive locomotor training with an electromechanical gait trainer in children with cerebral palsy. DESIGN In this randomized controlled trial, 18 ambulatory children with diplegic or tetraplegic cerebral palsy were randomly assigned to an experimental group or a control group. The(More)
Spasticity is a major disabling symptom in many patients with spinal and/or cerebral lesions. During functional movements, spasticity manifests itself within the complex condition of the "spastic movement disorder". The pathophysiology of the spastic movement disorder relies on multiple factors including abnormal supraspinal drive, abnormal control of(More)
423 Rehabilitation procedures in the management of spasticity further research in this field is recommended, existing evidence supports the potential role of rehabilitation interventions as a therapeutic tool, which could be integrated with traditional pharmacological procedures in the management of the spastic movement disorder. S pasticity is a common(More)
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