Isaac Olubunmi Sorinola

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The objective of this study was to investigate reliability of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) parameters for three coil systems; hand-held circular and figure-of-eight and navigated figure-of-eight coils. Stimulus response curves, intracortical inhibition (SICI) and facilitation (ICF) were studied in the right first dorsal interosseus muscle of 10(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Improvement in motor function has been reported in healthy subjects following somatosensory stimulation (SS) of individual upper limb peripheral nerves. This effect could have beneficial applications in rehabilitation, but there is little knowledge of the effects of stimulating multiple upper limb nerves. This study evaluated the(More)
BACKGROUND Somatosensory stimulation (SS) is a potential adjuvant to stroke rehabilitation, but the effect on function needs further investigation. OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of combining SS with task-specific training (TST) on upper limb function and arm use in chronic stroke survivors and determine underlying mechanisms. METHODS In this(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore potential predictors of self-reported paretic arm use at baseline and after task-specific training (TST) in survivors of stroke. DESIGN Data were obtained from a randomized controlled trial of somatosensory stimulation and upper limb TST in chronic stroke. SETTING University laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Chronic (≥3mo) survivors of(More)
BACKGROUND The management of spasticity is important in neurorehabilitation and needs to be assessed accurately. The commonly used clinical tools have been criticized for lack of validity and sensitivity. OBJECTIVE To investigate the reliability of electromyographic (EMG) response to manual stretches of the hemiplegic wrist and its correlation with(More)
BACKGROUND The restoration of trunk function following stroke is a key component of rehabilitation, however there is limited evidence of the efficacy of additional trunk training. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of trunk exercises added to conventional rehabilitation on functional outcomes. METHODS Relevant randomised controlled trials (RCTs),(More)
PURPOSE This study explored the experiences of people living with non-specific chronic low back pain (CLBP) in a rural Nigerian community. METHOD Qualitative in-depth semi-structured face-to-face interviews were conducted with purposively sampled participants until data saturation. Questions explored back pain beliefs, coping/management strategies and(More)
The use of exercise balls as an aid to facilitate improvements in posture in patients with trunk weakness is widely advocated. However, mechanisms underlying any effect on postural mechanisms have received little attention. This study compared the increases in trunk EMG activity in response to limb movement when seated on an exercise ball or on a chair in(More)
Postural adjustments are used by the central nervous system to pre-empt and correct perturbations in balance during voluntary body movements. Alteration in these responses is associated with a number of neuromuscular/musculoskeletal conditions. Attention has been identified as important in this system; performing a concurrent cognitive task has been(More)
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